Trim Healthy Mama {Chocolate Cake – Fuel Pull!}

This recipe made such a yummy, moist chocolate cake!  I topped mine with some light cool whip and it was delicious!


1 Tablespoon oat fiber
1 Tablespoon coconut flour
2 Tablespoons cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon glucomannan
dash sea salt
2 Tablespoons Truvia
1/3 cup egg whites
1 Tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

In a small microwave-safe bowl, mix the dry ingredients well. Add liquid ingredients and mix well.

Microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes. Don’t cook too long or it will dry out the cake.  The middle will be a little gooey still and that’s ok.

Allow cake to cool a bit in bowl before flipping out on a plate to cool completely.

Cut in half, then top with light cool whip, berries, or any of the other frosting or pudding recipes in the Trim Healthy Mama book.  Just be sure to use a Fuel Pull recipe if you want to keep it a Fuel Pull!

Nutritional Value (of cake):
Calories:  64
Fat:  2 grams
Carbs:  3.5 grams
Protein:  5.5 grams


Chocolate Cake - FP
  • 1 Tablespoon oat fiber
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut flour
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon glucomannan
  • dash sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Truvia
  • ⅓ cup egg whites
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, mix the dry ingredients well. Add liquid ingredients and mix well.
  2. Microwave for about 1½ minutes. Don't cook too long or it will dry out the cake. The middle will be a little gooey still and that's ok.
  3. Allow cake to cool a bit in bowl before flipping out on a plate to cool completely.
  4. Cut in half, then top with light cool whip, berries, or any of the other frosting or pudding recipes in the Trim Healthy Mama book. Just be sure to use a Fuel Pull recipe if you want to keep it a Fuel Pull!


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61 thoughts on “Trim Healthy Mama {Chocolate Cake – Fuel Pull!}

    • I LOVE this recipe too! It is my “go to” recipe for something chocolate when I feel I need something sweet. A scoop of frozen lite cool whip on top is wonderful too..kind of like having ice cream on top!

  1. I can never get any of your recipes to post to Pinterest. I don’t have a problem with other websites.

    • Debra, I don’t know why it isn’t working for you. I “pin” my posts and don’t have a problem. Can you tell me what it is doing when you try?

  2. I click on the Pinterest button and it takes we to what appears to be a blank white page; however, I can scroll about 2/3 down and the pictures are there but “PIN” never appears on any of the photos and when I try to click on any of them nothing happens. Hope this makes sense.

    • Debra, what browser are you using? I use Chrome and it is working fine with me when I click the little Pinterest icon at the top of the blog posts.

    • I tried IE and it worked fine for me. I added a different Pin It button on my blog, adding a Pin It button below each picture. Can you try it now and see if it works? Thanks!

  3. On my screen there is no Pin It button but the number 395. I clicked on the 395 and was able to pin it. Thanks so much.

  4. Thanks for all your help. I just went to all your THM recipes to Pin. They all had a different number by the photo but I was able to click on the number and Pin all of them.

    • The little number is the number of times the picture has been pinned. I just don’t know why the little Pinterest icon isn’t showing. Anyway..glad you got it to work.

  5. Hi Sheri! (from another Shari..!) Can you clarify what “oat fiber” is? Oat flour to me is ground up oatmeal, but I’m not sure what oat fiber is…? Sorry if I’m being dumb!

  6. Dying to try this! Any substitutions for the oat fiber that would still make this a fuel pull? I don’t wan to wait to order it. Thanks!

    • Hi Ri! You could probably use coconut flour in place of the oat fiber. It will bump the fat content up a bit, but maybe not enough to make it an “S”. Oat fiber is just awesome because it has no carbs and no fats! Good luck!

  7. Love your site and the recipes!! Thank you!! I sure wish the microwave wasn’t mentioned. Very unhealthy. Adding carcinogens to the food and zapping the nutrients out!!!

    • Thank you Denise! And I agree about the microwave…you are right in that it is not the best option for cooking food and most recipes can be just baked in the oven…but for some the convenience of using the microwave is a good “first step” in being able to change their eating and making it doable. Have a great day!

  8. Well, I had been avoiding buying coconut flour and oat fiber as there weren’t many things I wanted to do with them. You have made me decide to add them to the grocery list for September. Thanks! This looks absolutely amazing.

  9. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I can’t tell you how many different recipes of “healthy brownies” I have tried! They have all gone to the garbage, and I was about to give up! So glad to find something I can eat when others are enjoying their cake or brownies!

    • I’m so glad you like the recipe! It is delicious, isn’t it? I usually have it with some frozen cool whip on top. Or I make my yummy soft serve ice cream if I’m ambitious :)!

  10. If you use oat flour would it make this recipe an E? I do not have either the oat fiber or the coconut flour. I have dried coconut that I could grind, would that work? thanks

    • Yes, using oat flour would make it an E. You can grind coconut to make your own coconut flour too. Maybe use a combination of coconut flour and the oat flour…then eat it like it is an E dessert or snack. Enjoy!

      • I believe grinding your own coconut to make flour would add too much fat and tilt this into crossover territory (or “S” is you stayed with the oat fiber). Typically store bought coconut flour is defatted. One TBS of coconut flour only has 1 gram fat whereas one TBS shredded coconut actually has 3.3 grams fat.

  11. I didn’t have any Coconut flour, so I decided to try this just with the Oat Fiber. I also didn’t have Truvia on hand so I used some Splenda. It actually turned out really good. I think the Splenda doesn’t make things quite as sweet as the Truvia so I do want to try it with that, or maybe replace the water with some calorie free Walden’s farm syrups or another brand syrup. Thank you so much for this recipe. I only ate 1/4 of it, and was totally satisfied with that. God bless:)

  12. Thank you. This cake is wonderful. It is my first microwave cake out of 4 other recipes that hasn’t gone in the trash. Plus, I love that it is fuel pull. I am going to try some more of your flavors!

    • Hi Renee! So glad you liked the FP cake recipe! Yes, do try some of my other FP cake recipes. There are some other good ones there :)!

  13. So yummy!!!! I love all of your recipes! :) I just made this & swirled 1 tsp peanut butter into the batter. It was amazing!!!

  14. I’m just curious as to why you list the Truvia amount as 6 teaspoons. Are you not aware that is 2 tablespoons? Personally, I find it much easier to measure twice, rather than 6 times! =)

    • Hi Laura! Yes, I do know that 6 t. equals 2 T. I keep meaning to change that too :). The reason it was that way was because originally I as only using 4 or 5 t. and I kept upping it until I liked it. I always converted it to 2 T. when I made the recipe, but forgot to change it online. Thanks!

    • Hi Alicia, This makes one serving! You can have the whole thing as a FP, but if you bake it in 2 ramekins you can split it with someone if it is too much. Or save half for later. But you can eat the whole thing since it is very low in fat and carbs. This makes a great dessert when you need something light but yummy. Enjoy!

  15. I’d like to make this for a week or 2 worth of FP snacks, like 12 servings. Have you ever made it the size of a 13×9 pan, and if so, would you just multiply all the ingredients by 12, or would it not turn out right if you did that? Also, is there an alternative to oat fiber? I never use that.

    • Dear Rachel, You should be fine multiplying the recipe and baking in a 9×13 pan. I think 12x would be too much, maybe go with 8x and see it works. As far as an alternative for oat fiber, oat fiber really needs to be used in this FP cake because it has 0 carbs and 0 fat. If you use other flours, they will be higher in fat or carbs. Wish you the best!

  16. Oh, Sheri. This is so good! I’ve been on plan since June of last year, and this is the first FP dessert that I have not only liked, but LOVED! The addition of the coconut flour, instead of using just oat fiber, was brilliant. The consistency is just what I was looking for, but hadn’t been able to find in other FP desserts. THANK YOU!!!! And my hubby, who is working on becoming a Trim Healthy Man thanks you, as well :)

    • Dear Sarah, You made my day ;)! I’m so glad you and your husband love the chocolate cake recipe. It really does help to have desserts to make to satisfy the sweet tooth. Have a great weekend!

  17. Not sure why but mine turned out really dry, I had to keep adding Fat Free reddi whip so I can eat it. I only cooked it for a minute in the my microwave.
    What did I do wrong.

    • Hi Jeannine, Try just reducing the cooking time. Microwaves cook different and 1 min. may be too long for you. Try that or adding a bit more liquids (water or almond milk) to the batter before baking.

  18. I love this cake! But no matter how I run this through MFP, it still comes up as 96 calories. I do JUDDD with THM, so those calories make a difference. Is it possible for you to check your calorie count again? Thanks!

    • Hi Dena, I know sometimes there are slight differences depending on the program you use the calculate the calories. Even different brands of the same food item can vary some. If you concerned about the calories being too high, just divide up the cake and only eat half at a time. Hope that helps!