This chocolate protein mug cake has a soft, gooey texture and a decadent chocolatey flavor with melty chocolate chips stuffed throughout. It’s a healthy treat that’s super easy to make and has over 25 grams of protein!
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The Best Protein Mug Cake
Whether you’re looking for a high-protein post-workout snack - or just want to satisfy your chocolate cravings in a healthy way - this chocolate protein mug cake recipe is for you. It's one of my favorite high protein desserts right now.
It's made with chocolate protein powder, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips for the richest and most decadent chocolate experience with a nice protein boost all in one. In fact, this chocolate protein mug cake recipe has less than 10 ingredients and is done in just 5 minutes from start to finish.
Even better yet, this protein powder mug make is basically an easier and healthier chocolate cake. And it's way quicker to make too - since it only takes 1 minute to cook up! Plus, not only is it super high in protein with 26 grams for the entire mug cake, it's pretty low calorie too - it has only 187 calories!
So, as I alluded to earlier you only need about 8 ingredients to make this chocolate mug cake recipe.
And a lot of these are common baking staples so you should be able to pick up everything you need with no problem. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if you have all the ingredients already!
With that said, here’s everything you’ll need to make this chocolate mug cake recipe:
- Oat flour- a healthier flour option. If you want to make homemade oat flour, just add a few cups of oats to a blender and pulse until floury. Then sift the flour into a bowl to get rid of any leftover oats.
- Chocolate protein powder- you can use whey protein powder or plant based protein powder.
- Sugar free sweetener- I used Granular Swerve.
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Milk- I used unsweetened almond milk.
- Baking powder- make sure it's fresh.
- Chocolate chips- I like to use dark chocolate chips.
- Banana- optional for serving.
If you stock up on the chocolate protein powder, you can use it to make my peanut butter protein cookies, this low carb Wendy's frosty, this protein shake for weight loss, or even these protein waffles next! All of these are super high in protein and super delicious.
How To Make Protein Mug Cake
Step 1: Mixing the Ingredients
First things first, make sure the mug you use for your protein mug cake is microwave safe.
Your mug should also be big enough to accommodate the cake rising as it cooks in the microwave. You'll need a capacity of about 1½ cups (12 oz.) or more. And you can also use a ramekin if you don't have a mug.
Now, combine the oat flour, chocolate protein powder, sugar free sweetener such as erythritol, unsweetened cocoa powder, unsweetened almond milk, baking powder, and dark chocolate chips in the mug. Mix everything together with a fork until smooth and well-combined.
Step 2: Cooking the Mug Cake
Once your mug cake batter is ready, pop the mug in the microwave and heat it in 30-second increments until cooked. You'll know your mug cake is ready when you insert a toothpick into the center, and it comes out clean. In my microwave, this took about 4 minutes, but that could be different for you depending on the power of your microwave.
Step 3: Serving
After the mug cake cooks, give it a couple of minutes to cool and serve!
You can eat it directly from the mug or if you want to get fancy with it, transfer the mug cake to a plate and serve it as a mini chocolate cake.
You can take the mug cake out of the mug by gently running a thin knife along the sides, then flip the cake onto a serving dish. I like to slice up a banana and serve it alongside the mug cake, but you can also top it off with some whipped cream or some of this sugar free caramel sauce.
Tips To Make The Best Recipe
- Don't overcook the mug cake! Check on it about every 30 seconds since every microwave will cook this differently.
- Use a microwave-safe mug or a ramekin so it cooks evenly.
- Change the flavor and use any flavored protein powder you want!
- Serve it a la mode with a scoop of one of these low calorie ice cream options.
How To Store This Protein Mug Cake
This protein mug cake will make one perfect serving, so odds are you'll finish it off in one sitting.
But if you don't, this mug cake is still a cake, so you can store it like one. To store, let the mug cake cool completely and then you can either transfer it to an airtight container or wrap the mug tightly with plastic wrap.
Then you can store the cake at room temperature for 24 hours for the best leftover experience, but it will last up to 3 days. Oh, and if you want to make a few of these protein mug cakes at once, you can store them in the freezer to have on hand at a moment's notice.
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- Combine all ingredients in a microwave-safe mug and mix until well combined.
- Heat in 30-second increments in the microwave or until a toothpick comes out dry (it took 4 minutes for me in a low power microwave).
- Serve directly in the mug or transfer to a plate and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 3gSugar: 0gProtein: 26g