Healthy 1 Minute Black Forest Cake

Light and fluffy on the inside while being tender on the outside, this black forest cake is healthy and takes just one minute to whip up! You won’t believe this delicious single-serve recipe has no butter, oil, grain flour or sugar- It tastes THAT good! Bursting with cherries and chocolate, this cake is naturally paleo, vegan, gluten free, sugar free and dairy free!

Healthy 1 Minute Black Forest Cake- Fluffy and light on the inside, tender on the outside- NO butter, oil, sugar or grains! but SO delicious! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

My sister and I have a negative childhood association with the infamous Black Forest Cake. In fact, we’d call it the ‘doom cake.’

In our (young and ridiculously naive) eyes, if either of us saw a Black Forest Cake at home, we’d know that one particular set of ‘family friends’ were coming over. 

Healthy 1 Minute Black Forest Cake- Fluffy and light on the inside, tender on the outside- NO butter, oil, sugar or grains! but SO delicious! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

For some odd reason, whenever these family friends came over, we’d end up buying a Black forest cake to ‘celebrate’ because it was their favorite. While there was nothing wrong with the cake per se, the family members were another story. 

These family friends of ours had two kids who were both a year older than Niki and I, respectively. When you first met these kids, you’d think they were laced in sugar and spice and everything nice. Pity that the sugar ended up being splenda and the spice was cayenne mixed with charcoal. 

Some of their antics include but are not limited to-

  • Mixing our crayola markers so that EVERY single one would have a black mark against it
  • Pouring my mum’s perfume down the sink and blaming my sister (that was funny)
  • Drawing moustaches on all the women in my Persian language book 
  • RESTARTING MY POKEMON GAME 
  • Telling my sister to put gum in her hair (that was funny)
  • RESTARTING MY POKEMON GAME

Healthy 1 Minute Black Forest Cake- Fluffy and light on the inside, tender on the outside- NO butter, oil, sugar or grains! but SO delicious! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

The thing that frustrated us about them most was the perception they gave others- You’d seriously think they were model children who would actually wait until they were 13 to watch a PG13 rated movie. Every time they left our place, my sister and I would complain and then we’d get into trouble for their actions. We’d both give the remaining slices of black forest cake the stink eye I’d go back to starting Pokemon for scratch.

Wait, after it was returned a week later as punishment. 

Luckily, we’d only ever have the ‘doom cake’ situation 2-3 times a year, and then once we grew a few years older, they kids stopped accompanying their parents because they were ‘studying’. Still, when you’re an impressionable young child, you can’t forget the past and seeing black forest cake just reminded us of moustaches on women and expensive perfume down the sink. 

These days, we’ve matured and by matured, we realise that we should not associate geese our family friends with delicious cake and perhaps find something more fitting like bird food. Black Forest Cake is one of the most delicious cakes for those who love flavor and texture- Tart cherries, dark cocoa and a sweet, fluffy cake with a dash of whipped cream = Bliss. Today’s recipe has all of those and more- It’s healthy and ready in just one minute (or 12-15 minutes, if you don’t use a microwave!) and without any of the traditional heavy ingredients! Okay, enough fluffy- Let’s get into this healthy one minute black forest cake (NOT doom cake!)

Healthy 1 Minute Black Forest Cake- Fluffy and light on the inside, tender on the outside- NO butter, oil, sugar or grains! but SO delicious! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

This healthy black forest cake is soft, fluffy and light on the inside yet tender on the outside! It’s bursting with cherries and chocolate flavor and the perfect healthy dessert or snack to enjoy anytime! Unlike traditional black forest cake, this healthy version has no butter, grain flour, oil or sugar but I promise, you can’t tell! It takes one minute to whip up in the microwave, or between 12-15 minutes if you use a toaster oven.

HACK! While fresh cherries are ideal (and something I wish was available year round!), these work beautifully with canned unsweetened cherries or thawed frozen berries! In fact, I prefer the latter- Once baked into the cake, when you dig in, they burst and spread through all the chocolate and it’s pretty epic.

Healthy 1 Minute Black Forest Cake- Fluffy and light on the inside, tender on the outside- NO butter, oil, sugar or grains! but SO delicious! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Make this healthy one minute black forest cake and don’t ever let cake be associated with negative geese people.

Cake > people. 

Healthy 1 Minute Black Forest Cake
Serves 1
Light and fluffy on the inside while being tender on the outside, this black forest cake is healthy and takes just one minute to whip up! You won't believe this delicious single-serve recipe has no butter, oil, grain flour or sugar. Bursting with cherries and chocolate, this cake is naturally paleo, vegan, gluten free, sugar free and dairy free!
Write a review
Print
Ingredients
  1. 1 T almond flour
  2. 1 1/2 T coconut flour, sifted
  3. 1 T cocoa powder
  4. 1- T granulated sweetener of choice (I used a monk fruit blend)*
  5. pinch vanilla extract
  6. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  7. 1 large egg or egg white (sub for 1 flax egg to keep it vegan)
  8. 1/4 cup + dairy free milk of choice**
  9. 4-5 large cherries, pitted
  10. Handful of dairy free or sugar free chocolate chips, optional
  11. Whipped cream of choice to top, optional
Microwave option
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix well.
  2. In a separate small bowl, combine the dairy free milk with the egg (or flax egg) and whisk with the vanilla extract. Add the mixture to the dry mixture and mix until just combined. If batter is still crumbly, continue adding dairy free milk one tablespoon at a time, until a thick batter is formed. Stir through the cherries.
  3. Grease a microwave or oven safe bowl and generously and pour the batter. Top with optional chocolate chips and microwave for at least 50 seconds, depending on the microwave.
  4. Remove and allow to cool slightly before topping with optional whipped cream and enjoy!
Oven version
  1. Follow directions as above but bake in a preheated toaster oven or oven for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Notes
  1. * Adjust sweetness to taste. I found one tablespoon sufficient.
  2. ** Depending on the brand of coconut flour, almond flour and cocoa powder you use, you may need more. Adjust accordingly.
The Big Man's World ® https://thebigmansworld.com/
More delicious cake recipes for ONE? Gotcha covered!

Healthy 1 Minute Carrot Cake

Healthy One Minute Carrot Cake which is moist, fluffy yet tender on the outside- A delicious snack or healthy dessert to enjoy anytime- Oven version too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Healthy Iced Lemon Pound Cake

Healthy 1 Minute Iced Lemon Pound Cake {STARBUCKS COPYCAT}- Moist, fluffy and less than 100 calories, this cake takes 1 minute with an oven version too! {vegan, gluten-free + paleo option!}

Healthy 4 Ingredient Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Healthy 4 Ingredient Chocolate Raspberry Cake ready in 1 minute- SO moist, rich and gooey in the centre but with NO butter, oil, flour or sugar at all! There is an oven option too! {paleo, gluten free, sugar free, vegan recipe}

Healthy 1 Minute Black Forest Cake- Fluffy and light on the inside, tender on the outside- NO butter, oil, sugar or grains! but SO delicious! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Did you ever have ‘those family friends’ growing up?

Did you wait until you were 13 to watch a PG13 movie (or my Australian friends- M15+)? 

Connect with me below-

Facebook - /thebigmansworld
Pinterest - /thebigmansworld
Instagram - @thebigmansworld
Twitter - @thebigmansworld
Bloglovin - thebigmansworld
Email - [email protected]
Snapchat - thebigmansworld

The Big Man’s World ® Arman Liew owns the copyright on all images and text and does not allow for its original recipes, pictures and content to be reproduced anywhere other than this site unless authorization is given. If you enjoyed this recipe and would like to publish it on your own website, please re-write it, in your own words and link back to my site and recipe page. Copying and/or pasting full recipes and pictures to social media or personal blogs is strictly prohibited. Read my disclosure and copyright policy. This post may contain affiliate links.

Categories:

Clean eating diet food gluten free Healthy Paleo Recipes recipe vegan

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Comments

39 thoughts on “Healthy 1 Minute Black Forest Cake

  1. Oh gosh we had those friends as well. When we visited them I was not allowed to touch any toys and when they visited us they made my room look like it was hit hard by a tornado and guess who was the one who had to clean up the mess alone later.

    I have never been a fan of blackforest cake. It was always way too sweet and I just never warmed to the concept of whipped cream IN a cake. Topping it with whipped cream is a whole different thing though! I realize how stupid that sounds…

  2. Haha we grew up with family friends too, two boys who were the same ages as me and my sister. I think we were all pretty good, though we usually joined forces to play pranks on our parents. They’d get us back, though, and they were always better at it than we were.

  3. Hmm, I usually enjoyed company because my mom would make something delicious for dinner. The guests would often bring a dessert and because they knew we were kids it was often cookies or something with chocolate. I think my siblings were “those kids” when I was growing up. My little sister had this habit of wanting to be like me, but then telling on me for everything I did. Terrible, but she’s better now. Cherry jam would probably work for this too I imagine?

  4. Oh, I totally remember my sister restarting my video games when we were younger. There’s nothing worse than playing for an hour or two, and then having your bratty little sis reset the game! Oh, and I love this cake. I mean I love all cake. But this one is even better than most since it’s 1-minute! I need cake now…see you later, mate!

  5. Aah how funny! I definitely have memories of a childhood ‘friend’ (son of friends who happened to be in my grade) who always causes trouble. We never got blamed for anything luckily, but we were always stuck with him. I’m glad that Black Forest cake Hanse traumatized you too terribly 🙂

  6. Oh my, you’re bringing back baf memories. Don’t get me started mourning the loss of one of my Barbie horses again … Thanks for nothing to the girl who broke its legs and thought she could return it after she’d glued them.
    While I’ll have to say Black Forest Cake isn’t complete without Kirschwasser and whipped cream 😉 yours still sounds good. I by far don’t eat the cherry + chocolate combination often enough.

  7. What a shame that you had to associate this delicious cake with those evil children. I must confess, I may or may not have been a little devil when I was younger too, at least during my preschool era lol. Anyways if this cake determined my gymnastics ability, I’d totally beat Simone Biles in the 2016 olympics!

  8. They restarted your Pokemon game!!??!!! That is serious stuff – no matter how bad things got when my brother and I were fighting we never ever would have done that. Those kids were pure evil!
    I was lucky, my parents were pretty lax about ratings on movies. I used to watch action movies with my dad when I was 7/8 – all 18’s but I was never phased by anything!

  9. Something that I’d associate with annoying family members would definitely be the smell of those plastic bags that you’d use to carry takeout Asian food! I don’t know why but those always grossed me out! XD The black forest cake looks amazing. And yes, I agree, cake > people 😉

  10. OMG “THOSE family friends.” The ones who criticized my drawings, stuffed Pikachu, and birthday party theme? Yeah, looooooved them. *rolls eyes*
    I was such a cry-baby about things though. If I felt like they were teasing me, you bet Miss Drama Queen took the stage.

  11. Sad face that you have such a bad association with Black Forest Cake! It’s got so much sentimental value for me since it was the cake that we had for 99.9% of our special occasions growing up. We used to get the store-bought kinds when I was really young, but then we upgraded to homemade. Thank goodness because I’m not sure what the store-bought ones were made from, but the chemical undertones were hard to miss 😆

  12. Hi Arman,
    Thanks for the super cool healthy single serving recipes. Would u suggest to replace the flour with wheat? Because it’s difficult to find other flours here ? I did try it but with 1 1/2T wheat flour and 1 T all purpose flour. Came out well, but a bit dry and slight bitterness. I would again try with wheat flour completely and increasing the milk.
    https://instagram.com/p/BHaCBHODJIA/

    1. Hi Kavi! Thanks for the feedback! For an alternative flour, do you have access to rolled oats? I’d grind those up to make a ‘flour’ and they work really well- I’d also add a little more milk and even a tablespoon of oil 🙂

  13. I have made a couple – used a vanilla protein powder that I had for some diet plan I was on a while ago – anyway they turned out bloody fantastic ! Thanks matey – from Australia xx

Have a comment? Go for it!