Taylor Riggs of Taylor Made It Paleo shares her recipe for a quick and simple cake in a mug

Ready to feel better, healthier, stronger?We asked a handful of local health and wellness bloggers to share a recipe with us-something delicious AND good for you, too. Stay tuned as we post these throughout January.Here, meetTaylor Riggs of Taylor Made It Paleo.

I'm Taylor, a 22 year-old C-Bus native and author of food blog Taylor Made It Paleo. I'm a true foodie at heart and a lover of all things Columbus, sweet potato fries and my big, red KitchenAid mixer. I'm an Ohio State grad on a journey to becoming a registered dietitian through the Dietetic Internship program at OSU. I have a big passion for giving some of people's favorite foods a healthy makeover, and I'm on a mission to prove that healthy doesn't have to mean boring! I'm a big believer in balance and finding a lifestyle that works for you. One size certainly doesn't fit all when it comes to diet, so it's important to find your healthy balance and run with it! And, of course, eat a little cake on the way.

Chocolate Cake in a Mug

Author: Taylor Riggs
Serves: 1


2 Tablespoonscoconut flour 1 Tablespoonunsweetened cocoa powder ½ teaspoon baking powder pinch of sea salt 1 egg 4 Tablespoonsunsweetened almond milk 1 Tablespooncoconut oil, melted (will need additional oil for greasing mug) 1 Tablespoonsunflower seed butter (or other nut/seed butter of your choice) ½ Tablespoonhoney 1 Tablespoondark chocolate chips


Grease a microwave safe mug (or other small dish) with coconut oil. Combine all ingredients except for chocolate chips in a separate bowl until all are well incorporated and a batter forms. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour batter into greased mug. Cook in microwave until a toothpick comes out clean in the middle (this should take about 2 minutes or so, depending on your microwave. I suggest using increments of 30 seconds, checking after each to prevent overcooking!) Remove mug from microwave and top with additional nut butter, chocolate chips, or your favorite Jeni's ice cream! More:

>>Cozy Carrot, Fennel and Garlic Quiche

>>Peanut Butter Banana Oat Muffins

>>Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Chicken and Green Beans