I find a lot of great ideas on Pinterest… but pinning something doesn’t do anything unless I actually, you know, try the idea. So I thought it’d be fun to challenge myself to do at least one Pinterest experiment every week — and blog my results.
I can’t promise that I’ll always have a Pinterest Experiment post up each week, because you know how I sometimes get distracted or on blog tangents. But I’m at least going to try. By the way, you can follow my personal Pinterest account here, if you’re interested.
I saw this yummy-looking 100-Calorie Two-Minute Mug Cake on Pinterest recently.
100 calories? 2 minutes? Chocolate? Sign me up.
I’m pretty positive that the end result was a little more than 100 calories. I did use applesauce, but I substituted a whole egg for the egg white — because I couldn’t bear to just dump the yolk down the sink. And I substituted 2 Tablespoons raw sugar for the stevia. Finally, I added in some chocolate chips and sprinkled the cake with powdered sugar.
It was still pretty low calorie, I’m guessing. It wasn’t spectacular, but it was certainly edible. I think I’d try half applesauce/half oil or butter, if I made it again. It just tasted a little on the bland and not-sweet side.
Or, maybe some extra chocolate chips and another Tablespoon of sugar would help, too? Possibly a scoop of ice cream and some chocolate syrup also? Oh wait, that would probably negate the low-calorie-ness altogether, though.
Have you tried any ideas or recipes you’ve found on Pinterest recently? If so, I’d love to hear how they worked out for you. Feel free to leave your blog link in the comments if you blogged about your experiment!