Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

Healthy Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

This Chocolate Protein Mug Cake is low calorie and high protein. And best of all, it takes just 2 minutes to make.

You can cook this protein mug cake recipe in a coffee mug, or a ramekin, and use any protein powder you prefer. Plus, I’ve supplied you with a protein powder guide below!

Healthy Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

Air just 204 calories for a BIG portion, this high protein mug cake recipe will curb your cravings without ruining your diet.

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Try this microwavable protein cake in a mug tonight, you only need a handful of ingredients.

This Chocolate Protein Mug Cake is low calorie and high protein. And best of all, it takes just 2 minutes to make.

Why You’ll Love this Protein Mug Cake:

  • Quick Treat – I bet you’ve never been able to bake a cake in 2 minutes… until now (sort-of). These protein mug cakes take just 2 minutes to “bake”.
  • High Protein – with 8.8g of protein this is far better for you than tradition cake, and traditional mug cakes for that matter! Boost the protein more with added nuts, and nut butters (see the toppings guide below!)
  • All Natural – this healthy treat is 100% all natural, so you can feel good about making it for everyone in your family (including yourself!)
  • Toppings Guide – I added a toppings guide for these healthy mug cakes, so you can “jazz-up” your treat anyway you like it!

Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

This article will supply you with everything you’ll need to make low calorie mug protein cakes. From a shopping list, to a printable recipe card. You’ll find a plant based protein powder, nutrition label and more in the sections below.

To make these high protein mug cakes easy, I’ve supplied you with the following sections. Read though them for helpful resources, or skip ahead to the recipe card.

What You’ll Find in this Article:

Recipe Card Uses: You can email yourself this recipe card so you can easily search for it (I have a folder in my email just for recipes!) Or print it so you have it handy, and can make notes. You can even pin this healthy protein powder cake recipe to Pinterest so it is safely stored for you.

Up next, a shopping list for low calorie protein mug cake recipes…

Protein Powder Mug Cake Ingredients

I used an all-natural zero calorie sweetener to make these protein powder mug cake recipes low calorie. But you can use any sugar you like in its place. Traditional sugar, coconut sugar, even honey, agave and maple syrup will work in this recipe.

And I used a plant based protein powder to make this easy protein mug cake recipe. However, you can use your favorite chocolate protein powder. You may need to add more liquid, and wI have addressed how to do that in the next sections.

Healthy Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

Shopping List for Protein Powder Cake in a Mug:

  • Oat Flour – the perfect balanced flour for this microwave dessert. Be sure to get gluten-free oat flour for gluten-free desserts.
  • Chocolate Protein Powder – as I noted above, I used a plant based chocolate protein powder to make this sweet treat. You can use whey instead but you may need to add more liquid. I’ll cover that in the next sections.
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – add depth and all the chocolatey goodness you need in a chocolate mug cake with good quality cocoa powder.
  • Zero Calorie All-Natural Brown Sugar – you can really use any sweetener you like (pure cane sugar, coconut sugar, maple, agave, honey) but I love this zero calorie all-natural brown sugar. It adds sweetness without any calories or sugar (and it’s made from real sugar cane!)
  • Baking Powder – to make these mug cakes rise, you need baking powder. It’s different from baking soda, so read the labels to be sure you get the perfect microwave cake.
  • Salt – to balance the sweetness, we need just a little salt. Though you could skip it for health reasons.
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk – you can use your favorite milk. I like almond milk because it’s low calories, vegan, and naturally boosts metabolism.
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips – for that melted chocolate kick, we need some chocolate chips. Dark chocolate or semi-sweet are perfect. You can also swap them out for milk chocolate, white chocolate or even chocolate chunks. Be sure to get vegan chocolate chips for a vegan dessert.

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of this low calorie mug protein cake you want to make. It will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for these high protein mug cake recipes can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.

Mug Cake Toppings Guide:

  • Chocolate Chips – I like to hold some chocolate chips back to add to the top, white chocolate chips (and even caramel chips) are also great options.
  • Course Salt – Salted chocolate treats have becomes all the rage, the salty and sweet combination is so decadent. Try adding a pinch (1/8 teaspoon) of course salt to the top after “baking” your mug cakes.
  • Low Calorie Chocolate Frosting – my low calorie chocolate frosting is divine, and goes great on this low calorie dessert. It’s just 20 calories for a tablespoon, the perfect amount of these microwave cakes.
  • Low Calorie Cream Cheese Frosting – if you prefer a cream cheese frosting, my low calorie cream cheese frosting is just 12.5 calories per tablespoon!
  • Peanut Butter – add some extra protein (and flavor) and add some peanut butter to the top of your mug cakes. Smooth or creamy, before “baking” or after “baking” it’s an amazing topping!
  • Flaked Coconut – unsweetened flaked coconut adds a tropical note to these yummy treats. Add after cooking to avoid burning the coconut.
  • Chopped Nuts – just like the peanut butter, nuts add a boost of protein and can be added before or after “baking” these high protein treats.

Up next, how to make a chocolate protein cake in a mug…

How to Make a Protein Cake

I chose my favorite protein powder to use when testing this recipe, but some protein powders are thicker than others. And with that said, you may need to slightly modify your chocolate protein cakes recipe.

If you choose a different protein powder you may need to add in more liquid. Just add in 1/2 tablespoon extra almond milk at a time until you get a thick batter like consistency. 

Healthy Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

How to Make Mug Cake Protein Powder Recipes:

  1. In a mug or a ramekin, mix together the flour, protein powder, cocoa powder, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Stir in the almond milk, then fold in 1/2 tablespoon the chocolate chips.
  3. Add remaining 1/2 tablespoon chocolate chips to the top.
  4. Microwave 60-80 seconds or until mug cake expands to the top of the mud/ramekin. Watch closely as all microwaves are different.
  5. Serve hot.

Special Tip: You can find these directions, along with measurements, nutrition and more in the sharable recipe card below!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you make the mug cake taste less rubbery?

If your mug cake has a rubbery texture, then you either used a thicker protein powder, or cooked it for too long. 
Add an additional tablespoon almond milk and it should have a better texture.

Can I use a different flour?

I don’t recommend using a different flour. After testing it with all-purpose flour, gluten-free 1 to 1 flour, almond flour, and oat flour I found that oat flour is the best for protein mug cakes and yields the best texture.

Can I make my own oat flour?

Making your own oat flour is super easy! Just add uncooked oatmeal to a food processor and pulse until you get a flour like consistency. I actually found that fresh oat flour made a better mug cake (plus it saves money!)

How can I make it gluten-free?

To make this protein mug cake gluten-free simply get a gluten free oat flour, or make your own oat flour with uncooked gluten-free oatmeal.

Can I make these mug cakes vegan?

To make these low calorie protein mug cakes vegan, simply use a vegan protein powder, and vegan chocolate chips.

Up next, a sharable recipe card for the best low calorie chocolate protein mug cake recipe…

Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

I was able to shed 100 calories from the other recipes you’ll find on the internet, all thanks to our favorite zero calorie all-natural brown sugar. Of course you can use real sugar. Or honey, agave, or maple syrup in their place (add liquid sweeteners to the almond milk and mix first to evenly distribute).

Don’t forget the toppings! If you skipped ahead to the recipe card, scroll back up for the toppings guide. There’s even a low calorie frosting in there!

Healthy Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

Chocolate Protein Mug Cakes (LOW CALORIE)

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These healthy chocolate protein mug cakes are 100 calories LESS than the other recipes, and just as yummy!
At just 204 calories, and with 8.8g of protein you can enjoy this yummy microwave chocolate cake without guilt.
Special Tip: All protein powders are a little different. If you choose a different protein powder you may need to add in more liquid. Just add in 1/2 tablespoon at a time until you get a thick batter like consistency.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 2 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 204 kcal

Equipment

  • Mug or Ramekin

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a mug or a ramekin, mix together the flour, protein powder, cocoa powder, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Stir in the almond milk, then fold in 1/2 tablespoon the chocolate chips.
  • Add remaining 1/2 tablespoon chocolate chips to the top.
  • Microwave 60-80 seconds or until mug cake expands to the top of the mud/ramekin. Watch closely as all microwaves are different.
  • Serve hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 204kcalCarbohydrates: 29.6gProtein: 8.8gFat: 7.5gSaturated Fat: 3.5gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 410mgPotassium: 530mgFiber: 4.9gSugar: 9.1gCalcium: 255mgIron: 4mg
Keyword cake, chocolate, mug
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Nutrition and Calories in a Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

The nutrition and calories in mug cakes below are based off 1 serving (the full recipe above- it’s 1 serving) about 1 cup of protein mug cakes.

Important Note: As a reminder, at Lose Weight By Eating it is our goal to make you healthier, all-natural versions of your favorite recipes… not all will be “diet worthy” depending on the diet you are on. But they will be healthier versions to help curb your cravings.

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