Servings: 1 Prep: 1 mins Cook: 2 min Total: 3 mins
There are some recipes that are here, simply because a low-carb website is incomplete … without them. THIS is such a recipe!
I started my own personal journey into this way of eating several years ago. At the time, I didn’t have a microwave. Actually … I was living in an apartment in Mexico and the apartment came with a MASSIVE microwave … that totally didn’t work! It took up a huge amount of space and … near as I can tell … this was its only real accomplishment. As a result of starting down this road without a microwave, I had never tried things like the One-Minute-Muffin, or … The Famous Mock Danish!
Both of these are recipes that exist and are handed down from one low-carber to the next … and onward and onward. Now, it’s MY turn to share this tasty treat!
Funnily enough, when I made this … it’s only the second time I’d ever made one. I have ZERO idea if this is what yours look like, when you make them, but … this is how MINE turned out.
I SHOULD point out that the FIRST time I made it, I didn’t soften up the cream cheese first and wound up with a weird chunky egg-puck. FAR less inviting than this second, warm, smooth and sweet cheesecake-like creature.
It seemed only appropriate to smear some sugar free jelly on it, as … this whole thing is about recreating the center of those tantalizing cream cheese and jelly Danishes!
Origin Note: I don’t know who originated this recipe, but I WILL say that … it wasn’t me. Because I think Kent Altena is just a wizard … I’ll link to a video of him nuking one up!
The Famous Mock DanishPrint Rate
- 2 ounces regular cream cheese (not low-fat)
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp 'Swerve' or other sugar replacement
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- dash salt
- dash cinnamon (optional)
- In a small bowl, microwave the cream cheese for 15 seconds or less; just long enough to soften it.
- Add the egg and combine the two ingredients with a spatula until smooth.
- Add the sweetener, vanilla, salt and optional cinnamon (I like it with cinnamon and a bit of nutmeg, when plain, but leave it out with eating it with fruit jelly). Mix well.
- Because I'm fussy, I transfer the ingredients into a 6-oz. ramekin to nuke, but you can continue to use the same bowl. Microwave for 90 seconds (turning half way through). It shouldn't be runny, but the center should still be a bit soft, for that "Danish" feeling. May need to nuke for a further 30 to 60 seconds.
- I used a spatula to pop mine out of the ramekin and placed it onto a plate, but ... again ... many just eat it right out of the bowl! Delicious hot or cold! Cover with jelly, or ... sprinkle some more cinnamon and sweetener over it.
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