Protein Mug Cake Recipe (Protein-Packed Delight in Minutes)

Protein Mug Cake Recipe
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Special Protein Mug Cake Recipe
Indulge in this quick and satisfying mug cake recipe when your sweet tooth calls. Mix, microwave, and enjoy a moist, chocolatey treat with a sprinkle of sea salt. Perfect for any craving!

Welcome to the world of protein mug cakes—a delightful fusion of convenience and nutrition, crafted to satisfy your sweet cravings while keeping your health goals in check. This recipe is for all my fitness freaks who are on their way to search for a delicious cheat meal which can satisfy their cravings. So let’s imagine the aroma of freshly baked cake filling your kitchen, tantalizing your senses with anticipation. Now picture that same experience condensed into a single mug, ready to enjoy in mere minutes.

Protein mug cakes offer a magical solution for those moments when you crave a decadent treat but don’t want to derail your dietary efforts. With simple ingredients and minimal effort, you can indulge guilt-free in a moist, fluffy cake packed with protein goodness.

So, whether you’re seeking a snack, a quick breakfast option, or a midnight treat, protein mug cakes are here to delight your taste buds and nourish your body. Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure filled with delectable flavors and wholesome ingredients—all in the convenience of a mug.

Why You Will Love This Recipe?

Well, there are countless reasons to love this recipe but will I will give you a few and you are good to go.

  • Individual portion. When you feel the need for something sweet, whip up this dessert recipe and enjoy it whenever the mood strikes you.
  • Includes more than 25 grams of protein. Protein powder and egg whites made all the difference!
  • It has a brownie flavor. It has a rich, fudgy chocolate flavor and is incredibly juicy and gooey. If you want it really gooey, you can even shorten the cooking time.
  • Cooked in the oven or microwave. You can bake it in the oven or cook it in the air fryer, but my favorite is to just pop it in the microwave for a minute.
  • Decked out after a workout. This is a great alternative to a protein shake because it is full of fiber, protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats.

Overview: How To Make Protein Mug Cake?

Protein Mug Cake Recipe

When those sweet cravings hit, this recipe is your go-to solution. Start by mixing the dry ingredients in a mug or ramekin, then add almond milk and chocolate chips.

To avoid overcooking, check the cake every 10 seconds after 30 seconds, cooking for a total of 60–80 seconds until it rises to the top. Once done, sprinkle with sea salt for a tasty finish.

With chocolate chips evenly spread throughout, this mug cake boasts a moist and gooey texture. It’s the perfect treat for any occasion when you need a little sweetness. Whether served in a ramekin or mug, this dessert satisfies those moments when you crave just a touch of sweetness. You can also pair it with my Snow Ice Cream to satisfy your taste buds.

Protein Mug Cake Recipe

Special Protein Mug Cake Recipe

Indulge in this quick and satisfying mug cake recipe when your sweet tooth calls. Mix, microwave, and enjoy a moist, chocolatey treat with a sprinkle of sea salt. Perfect for any craving!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: international
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Calories: 323kcal
Author: Austin Carter
Servings: 1


  • 1 mug or ramekin
  • Microwave


  • 3 tbsp oat flour
  • 1.5 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup almond milk


  • Mix all dry ingredients in a mug or ramekin.
  • Add almond milk and stir in half of the chocolate chips.
  • Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top.
  • Microwave for 60-80 seconds until the mug cake expands to the top. Check every 10 seconds after 30 seconds.
  • Once cooked, sprinkle with sea salt for a finishing touch.
  • Serve and enjoy your quick and delicious mug cake!


Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 56.3g | Protein: 8.8g | Fat: 13g | Sodium: 67.4mg | Sugar: 28.4g
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Time For The Tips!

  1. Measure Oat Flour: Spoon and level your oat flour to avoid adding too much, which could dry out the mug cake. Avoid scooping directly from the bag.
  2. Check at 50 Seconds: Since microwaves vary, check the mug cake at 50 seconds. If it looks underdone or liquidy, continue cooking in 10-second intervals until done.
  3. Avoid Overbaking: Don’t microwave for too long, as it can result in a rubbery or dry cake.
  4. Enjoy Promptly: Protein mug cakes are best enjoyed within 5 minutes of making them.
  5. Choose Quality Protein Powder: Use a good quality protein powder for the perfect mug cake. Low-quality powders may result in a rubbery texture.
  6. Homemade Oat Flour: If needed, make homemade oat flour by blending rolled oats until smooth. Measure out what the recipe calls for using a measuring cup, spooning and leveling it.

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Try Some Variations!

  1. Go Vegan: Replace the egg or egg white with a vegan alternative like flax eggs or an egg replacer.
  2. Add Mix-Ins: Enhance your mug cake with chopped nuts, berries, candy, peanut butter, or any other mix-ins you desire.
  3. Flavor Variation: Opt for plain or vanilla Protein powder if don’t like the chocolate one.
  4. Vanilla Variation: Use vanilla protein powder and skip the cocoa powder for a classic vanilla mug cake.
  5. Banana Twist: Incorporate half a small mashed banana for a delightful banana-flavored protein mug cake.

Storing and Managing Leftovers!

As this recipe is designed for immediate consumption, it’s best enjoyed hot and fresh from the microwave. Saving leftovers isn’t ideal as the texture may deteriorate.

However, if you must save leftovers, transfer the mug cake from the mug or ramekin and tightly wrap it in plastic wrap. Store it in the refrigerator where it will stay fresh for about a day before losing its optimal texture.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Can I use a different type of chocolate chips?

A: Of course! Feel free to use milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or even white chocolate chips according to your preference.

Q: Can I use a different type of flour?

A: While oat flour works well for this recipe, you can experiment with other types of flour like almond flour or all-purpose flour, keeping in mind that the texture may vary.

Q: Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

A: Yes, ensure your ingredients, especially the oats, are certified gluten-free to make this mug cake gluten-free.

Q: Can I double the recipe?

A: Absolutely, simply double the ingredients and divide the batter evenly between two mugs or ramekins before microwaving. Adjust cooking time as needed.

Q: Should I grease the mug?

A: If you intend to consume the protein cake straight from the mug, greasing the mug is unnecessary. But sure, spray lightly with coconut oil or butter if you want it to come out of a ramekin or cup without a hitch.

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