Is your family fairly healthy? If so, you probably do not stock your cabinets and fridge with cakes, potato chips, and other bad stuff. If it is there, you are going to want to eat it. If it is not in the house, then you are probably not going to run out to the store and get it unless it is a strong craving.
There is, however, a nice in-between. You can keep things like cocoa powder in your home and when someone really decides it is time for some cake, you can use this five minute cake recipe and make one.
This is the best of both worlds because it is delicious, can be ready in five minutes, but is not just sitting there made already. I find that I make it for someone in the family about once every 2-3 months. And it is big enough that you can split it between two people if each person just wants a small amount of something rich and sweet, but they do not want to overdo it.
This is actually a good health tip, because even though cake is not health food, making a small one-off cake once in a great while is much better than having it made on hand, tempting you all the time.
This five-minute cake recipe is the same as a mug cake, which is a common microwave cake that can be made quickly. The difference is that we lightly oil the mug so that the cake will slip out afterward onto a dessert plate, where you can add chocolate sauce, peanut butter and whipped cream to it so that it is more of a full dessert.
The GR8TR Today Food Blog is a great place to find things like this. The goal there is to make your day better, through tricks like this where you can have a cake when you need it, but not have one all the time. Another recipe is how to combine some real pasta along with veggie substitutes to still get the impact of a pasta dish with less than half of the normal calories and reducing carbs.
Finding a happy middle ground makes it easier for you and your family to succeed at staying healthy but not to the point where things get too hard and too serious.