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Easy, High Protein Chocolate Mug Cake

Mmmm, cake… I will ALWAYS have a soft spot for cake.

A lot of you may not know, but I actually used to bake and sell my cakes to friends & family. From classic Chocolate Hazelnut cakes to giant Cinnamon Roll-inspired coffee cakes (with actual cinnamon rolls piled high on top), the cakes I created were a thing of beauty. Not to mention, I used to work for the Cake Queen herself, Yolanda Gampp, for almost two full years. So, I think it’s safe to say that cake and I have a loooong history.

That’s why, whenever I get a sweet tooth, my mind immediately goes to cake. But lately, I’ve been playing with this idea: “How can I get the satisfaction of enjoying a moist, decadent slice of chocolate cake, without all the fat and calories?” And after a bit of experimentation, I’ve finally found my answer.

This high-protein chocolate mug cake is literally the easiest, fastest way to have your cake and eat it too. (While still maintaining your macros & goals!) The secret is definitely in the type of protein powder you use - not ALL protein powders are alike - and ensuring you don’t overbake the batter. That way, there’s a bit of fudgy batter still sitting in the bottom that almost resembles a lava cake, which makes it even more delicious.

Add whatever toppings you like, ‘cause this baby is guilt-free!

I N G R E D I E N T S:

  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder

  • ¼ cup liquid egg whites

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cashew (or almond) milk

  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

  • 1 tbsp whole wheat flour (or oat flour)

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp coconut oil

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 packet stevia

D I R E C T I O N S:

  • lightly grease a cereal bowl with coconut oil

  • combine egg whites & milk in bowl

  • add all dry ingredients (cocoa powder, protein powder, baking powder, flour)

  • mix thoroughly with a fork until there are no lumps

  • add in vanilla extract and stevia

  • microwave on high for 1 minute in 30 second increments (typically, by 50 seconds, the cake should rise above the bowl - just open the microwave and let it settle back down before finishing the full minute)

  • add your favourite toppings & enjoy immediately!

M A C R O S:

257 CALS | 38 P | 20 C | 4 F

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