Low-Sugar Microwave Okara Pound Cake (Cocoa)

Low-Sugar Microwave Okara Pound Cake (Cocoa)

This was introduced on a TV program as a cake for dieters. You can eat this even if you are worried about your blood sugar. I added mayonnaise as a secret ingredient.

Ingredients: About 2 servings

• Okara powder (I used dried that you reconstitute in 4 times the amount of water)/ or okara
20 g/100 g when using fresh okara
• Water to rehydrate the okara powder
80 g
★Low-calorie sweetener (use 60 g if using sugar) (I used Sugar Cut 0)
20 g
★ Cocoa (or matcha)
2 tablespoons
★ Baking powder
1 teaspoon
★ Almond flour (or almond powder)
20 g
☆ Eggs (medium)
☆ Reduced calorie mayonnaise
30 g
Rum, if available
As desired: adding it gives the cake a more adult flavor
Decorate with heavy cream or chocolate syrup if you like
Feel free to add in a few mixed nuts or chocolate chips to the batter if you like


1. Pour the water into the okara powder and mix.
2. Combine the sweetener, cocoa, baking powder, and almond flour, and mix it all together. (The photo shows a cocoa version and a matcha powder version).
3. Mix the eggs and mayonnaise together, combine with Step 2, and stir well.
4. Pour the mixture into a silicone cup (or pound cake pan), and tap the bottom to remove the air bubbles.
5. Microwave for 3 minutes. Stick it with a toothpick, and microwave for an additional minute the toothpick does not come out clean. I made two cakes at once this time, so they may take a little longer to cook.
6. Remove the cake from the mold, let cool, wrap in plastic wrap, and store in the fridge. Letting it sit overnight will make the cake more rich and delicious.
7. This is a version made using a pound cake pan. If you use zero calorie sweetener for the heavy cream topping and sugar, then you can reduce the amount of calories and sugar even further.
8. Using a silicone cup (small) yielded two cakes. I tried topping it with heavy cream. Make sure to drink plenty of water when eating okara.
9. Variation: Adding a few sweet Adzuki beans into the matcha cake gives it a bit of an extravagant flair.
10. Variation: I paired the matcha version with 0 calorie low sugar homemade an.
11. Variation: I made this one with a pound cake pan. Cut it in half, sandwich in some heavy cream, and decorate the surface. It had about 950 calories and 11 grams of sugar.
12. Variation: I made an okara Mont Blanc Christmas cake for myself in addition to my family's regular cake.

Story Behind this Recipe

I'm a dieter that likes to keep track of my blood sugar. It's hard to keep up a diet no matter how low calorie it is, if it isn't tasty, so I experimented through trial and error, and came to this recipe. I made it with common cupboard ingredients so I could make it anytime. I wanted to make it rich so I used mayonnaise since it is easy to mix in.