Healthy 1 Minute Vanilla Cake (Vegan, Paleo, High Protein option)

A delicious, moist and fluffy vanilla cake which takes 1 minute to whip up in the microwave! It’s low calorie, gluten free and comes with a trialled and tested vegan, high protein and paleo version- For those without a microwave, there’s an oven version too! 


Healthy 1 Minute Vanilla Cake- Less than 100 calories, fluffy and moist- this delicious vanilla cake is gluten free and comes with a tested vegan, high protein and paleo option- Oven version too!

It’s my (blog) birthday, I’ll use sprinkles if I want to.

So I’m a cliche. I find with fellow bloggers, when its their own birthday or their blogs birthday, they usually add sprinkles to whatever recipe they are sharing/intending to post that day.

Looks like I’m being a sheep again.

BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH.

So much has changed since I first started The Big Man’s World back in July using the Blogger platform. The blog then moved to WordPress hosted (after 2 days of hell, confusion and wanting to throw my macbook at Niki) before being transferred to WordPress self hosted (after 2 days of hell, confusion and wanting to throw my macbook at Niki….again)

What started out as a hobby involving random ranting, recipe sharing and full day of eats has developed and transformed into something so much more.

If you’d asked me in 2013 what my thoughts were on blogging, I’d have said- It’s a hobby…and I love it.

If you’d asked me in 2014 what my thoughts were on blogging, I’d have said- It’s a hobby…and I love it.

Now if you ask me? It’s no longer just a hobby…and I love it.

Healthy 1 Minute Vanilla Cake- Less than 100 calories, fluffy and moist- this delicious vanilla cake is gluten free and comes with a tested vegan, high protein and paleo option- Oven version too!

One of the most common questions I’ve been asked recently has been ‘what do you think it takes to achieve success when it comes to blogging’ and my answer has alway been the same since day dot.

What I define ‘success’ will be different to another blogger. To them, success might be hitting a million page views a month. To others, it might be making over $10,000 a month in income. To some, it might be receiving 4 comments for each of their posts. 

For me personally, I think success can incorporate a multitude of avenues but to achieve success comes down to one thing (in my point of view)Being genuine and sticking true to your values. Granted, my content has changed over the last two years. You see more recipes on here and less random posts. You see posting less consistent that it was two years ago. However, my voice has remained constant and I endeavour to be genuine and honest with every post- Even if I know it may potentially ruffle some feathers. 

Healthy 1 Minute Vanilla Cake- Less than 100 calories, fluffy and moist- this delicious vanilla cake is gluten free and comes with a tested vegan, high protein and paleo option- Oven version too!

In honour of my blog’s 2 year birthday, I was intending to host a giveaway but I’ll do that next week because I’ve been lazy and wanting to make it a decent one so stay tuned. In the meantime, I’ll be sharing one of my favourite snacks I used to make weekly in Australia- Back when I knew the ins and outs of my microwave wattage. 

Off topic but it took me a good month in America to learn how to use the oven properly, how to time food in the microwave properly and how stating my weight gain in kilos over pounds sounds more complimentary

When I first started lifting weights, one of the most common snacks I’d make were these microwave protein mug cakes which my trainer recommended. Back then, I thought they were the greatest things but after I went through that phase, I realised they were nothing more than edible hockey pocks. However, not all mug cakes or microwave cakes are created equal and over time, I played around with different flours, liquids and even add ins to create delicious variations- All healthy, all delicious and all tasting like an actual cake…not a hockey puck. 

Healthy 1 Minute Vanilla Cake- Less than 100 calories, fluffy and moist- this delicious vanilla cake is gluten free and comes with a tested vegan, high protein and paleo option- Oven version too!

This healthy 1 minute vanilla cake is simple, delicious and healthy without sacrificing on taste. The cake is light, fluffy and filling and depending on which method you choose- Is similar to an angel food cake or a sugar cookie cake! Naturally gluten free and high in protein, I’ve also tested it to incorporate three other ways- A vegan option and a paleo option- All delicious, all fluffy, NO HOCKEY PUCKS. 

I know there are some of you who don’t have access to a microwave or aren’t fans of using them so I’ve also tested it in the oven….After learning my conversions! 

Healthy 1 Minute Vanilla Cake- Less than 100 calories, fluffy and moist- this delicious vanilla cake is gluten free and comes with a tested vegan, high protein and paleo option- Oven version too!

Make this delicious Healthy 1 minute Vanilla Cake and cheers to 2 years and many more to come- Sprinkles optional. 


Healthy 1 Minute Vanilla Cake- Less than 100 calories, fluffy and moist- this delicious vanilla cake is gluten free and comes with a tested vegan, high protein and paleo option- Oven version too! - thebigmansworld.com

Healthy 1 Minute Vanilla Cake

A delicious, moist and fluffy vanilla cake which takes 1 minute to whip up in the microwave! It's low calorie, gluten free and comes with a trialled and tested vegan, high protein and paleo version- For those without a microwave, there's an oven version too!
5 from 6 votes
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Servings: 1
Author: Arman

Ingredients

Instructions

For the microwave version

  • In a small bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • In a separate small bowl, combine the dairy free milk with the egg white (or flax egg) and whisk lightly. Add the mixture to the dry mixture and mix until just combined.
  • Grease a large mug or deep bowl (I used a cereal bowl) generously and pour the batter in it and microwave for 50 seconds-2 minutes (Depending on brand and wattage).
  • Remove from bowl and enjoy!

For the oven version

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Grease a large ramekin with oil and set aside.
  • Follow directions as above and once ready, bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.

Notes

* You can use the whole egg but it will be slightly more flat
** You may need more depending on what flour you use
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Do you use your microwave often?

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    125 thoughts on “Healthy 1 Minute Vanilla Cake (Vegan, Paleo, High Protein option)

    1. I love your version of success – mine is similar in that I want my blog to continue to grow while remaining entirely me in my own voice. Of course since I grow and life changes it won’t stay the same, but it wouldn’t feel like success if I were forcing something disingenuous.

      I’ve never tried a microwave cake but now is as good a time as any! Happy blogiversary to you!

    2. Happy B-Day TBMW!!! I can’t believe it’s only two years! Keep ruffling some feathers and keep up the good job!

      I love mug cakes. The microwave is my most used kitchen utensile. When I moved to the UK I was so afraid of the gas oven that I cooked all my food in the microwave for the first few weeks!

      Coincidentally the question about sucess is kinda related of something I was thinking about for a few weeks now. So far I can say to me blogging success means that I personally like my content and have fun writing and reading it. One thing that hasn’t changed for me is that I still do it for myself. It’s my creative outlet. A little reminder still doesn’t hurt from time to time.
      Being genuine and sticking true to your values -> you know I second that 1000%

    3. Everyone’s version of success is and should be different. That’s why I wrote my “be a qualitative goal digger” post yesterday–so many people (and runners in particular) are trying to set these quantitative goals that mean nothing except a momentary tickbox next to a number that you are only going to snub later on. They base everything off of getting a number. It hurts my soul to see it!

      Happy Blogiversary my friend! You probably missed it, but I was quoted in Business Insider Australia talking about Nike but it made me feel close to you 😀

      And sprinkles on everything. ALWAYS

    4. Happy blogiversary, Arman! And nice use of sprinkles, I might add. I know a certain someone who would love this recipe! Oh wait, it didn’t come from the side of a box? Nevermind then. Haha! Seriously, though, 1 minute? Now even impatient me can wait 1 minute for a cake! Hmmm…success. That’s a good question. I think success for me falls in there with (1) being happy but (2) feeling like I am a legitimate contributor to the household income. I hate to fall back on money, but I do want to feel like I am contributing, you know? But in the end, being a food blogger is pretty darn awesome. Congrats again, and enjoy the journey!

    5. I love your definition of success!
      I’ve found in life that when people are following their heart and being true to themselves, they radiate this energy that makes you want to be around them. That would definitely explain how I came to follow your blog. Typically I just pin recipes and don’t follow any particular sites. Then I noticed that I was pinning a lot of things from this one blog, so I checked it out. Here’s the crazy part: not only did I find a bunch more recipes to pin, but I started reading your posts. That may sound like a simple, silly thing, but for a busy mom of two small kids, I (sadly) don’t have time to read all of the blog posts that go with the recipes I pin. Yours, however, I seem to find time to read, and I think it’s what you just said above. You’re being true to yourself and that resonates with me even through a computer screen. Plus, you’re funny and I can always use a laugh.
      So keep it up, you’re clearly on the right path!

      1. Sara, this comment absolutely made my day- Seriously. It means so much to have readers tell me they actually READ the posts, especially busy people like yourself.

        Thank you once again for your support, Sarah. It means a tonne.

    6. Happy, Happy Happy Blogi-Birthday to my favorite feather ruffling blogger! 🙂
      So glad to have known you from the start and you most definitely have stayed genuine and honest inspite of everything! Here’s to an even more succeful year, my friend! And thanks for this – I just jumped on the mug-cake bandwagon and made Amanda’s chocolate mug cake – this one’s next!

    7. Happy Blogiversary, A! Like I’ve said before, so proud of you for taking this little hobby of yours and turning it into something so much more!

    8. Happy Blogiversary!! It’s been awesome to see your place on the interwebz grow and grow, and all your recipes just keep getting more and more LEGIT! Like this cake.
      I mean healthy and cake and 1 MINUTE in the same sentence? NEED. Oh and pinned!

    9. Happy Blog Birthday! I can’t believe you’ve only been blogging for 2 years! You blog has grown so much and you’ve had so much success! That cake looks awesome! Mugcakes are usually a hit or miss with me but I trust that this one will work great! I don’t have almond meal though so can I use more coconut flour?

      1. Thanks Kaila- Success doesn’t come easy and you need to work at it. Being genuine, honest and real is what is important.

        If you do use coconut flour, you’ll need to increase the liquid. 🙂

    10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOURE SO OLD. one sprinkle per year (wouldnt that be a sad life) but actually these are the prettiest photos i have ever seen. you know my obsession with cake batter and sprinkles (for my birthday i got a tub of sprinkles, no cake) so when i saw your instagram i literally ran to the computer, tripped on the wire and spilled my water bottle all over my sweet potato pancakes.. yup. i ate them anyway.

      i had nearly given up on mugcakes because without eggs they were DEFINITELY hockey pucks, but i like hockey so maybe basketballs. Needless to say i’m getting back in the game, up on my horse and riding to unicorntown on one of these flying saucers!

    11. This looks great! You have this stuff down to a science by now! Anything with rainbow sprinkles has my heart! Happy blog birthday Arman!

    12. Happy blog birthday, Arman!! It’s no secret that I love my career, so I don’t ever see my blog being more than a hobby. I love that you’ve been able to make yours more than that, though. Cheers to more years of bloggy friendship! 🙂

    13. Sprinkles optional?! I think not. I’m gonna sprinkle you with so much raw cacao in less than a month it ain’t even funny. I’ll have one of these (vegan version, duh) waiting for you when you get off that haggard bus. Happy blogbirfday, love!

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