While looking on the half-empty shelves at Walmart I noticed a new gluten free section that I think just recently materialized . Living in a small town , we don’t have a mega, super, monster sized Walmart and the grocery section is very well utilized because we only have one other small grocery store . So they tend to be stingy with shelf space for less popular items and the gluten free craze is not really that popular. I’m thinking these might be items they had in the back that got brought out to fill up empty space. I wasn’t that interested in most of it because it’s all highly processed and high in carbs but I do use gluten free pasta about once a week to stretch the meals that don’t have as much meat, so I grabbed two bags and then I saw this.
I’ve been wanting to try a gluten free cake in a mug for those days that I just need a little dessert fix . So I gritted my teeth at the ridiculous prices , over $4.00, and called it research. Maybe I can make up my own recipe if I like it ! So today I tried it .
The instructions are very simple . All you do is add 3 tablespoons of water or milk and stir well . Here is the pre-cooked mixture.
I cooked it for 1 minute 30 seconds in my 1000 watt microwave. Then let it sit several minutes.
It doesn’t fill up the mug! That was a little disappointing but to be expected for a gluten free cake.
This is what it looks like out of the mug.
It’s pretty good! Definitely chocolatey . (Sorry about the blurry photo. )A little chewy but that’s the nature of gluten free baked goods. I do feel a little sick after eating it . I just noticed it has pea flour . That’s not a flour I usually use, may have had a bad effect on me. Or it could just be the sugar. But I’d say try it if you’re willing to risk it. It does taste like cake and would be good in a pinch .