Fudgy Protein Mug Cake (grain-free, dairy-free, paleo) | Fresh Planet Flavor

Maybe you’ve heard of cakes that you make in a microwave? Can’t lie, the first time I saw a recipe for a mug cake I dismissed it immediately. How can you make anything with the taste and consistency of cake in just a few minutes? But I have quite the culinary curiosity, so I set out to test the theory. Results? You can make a grain-free cake in a mug in minutes in the microwave and it’s DELICIOUS!

It’s time for the cutest, fastest, healthiest little chocolate mug cake you’ll ever see. This is the first mug cake recipe I’ve ever created and I have been making it over and over because it’s easy, tastes delicious–like actual chocolate cake–and is made with a protein powder that has a short list of ingredients that I pronounce (beef isolate, cocoa, stevia).

Fudgy Protein Mug Cake (grain-free, dairy-free, paleo) | Fresh Planet Flavor

10 Ingredients or Less: this Fudgy Protein Mug Cake takes minutes to make and is a filling and delicious snack. Click to read the recipe or pin to save for later! | GrokGrub.com

Fudgy Protein Mug Cake

Preparation 5 mins 2017-11-18T00:05:00+00:00
Cook Time 1 min 2017-11-18T00:01:00+00:00
Serves 1     adjust servings

This filling (and deliciously chocolate-y) Fudgy Protein Mug Cake is made of just four ingredients and takes just a few minutes to prepare and cook.



  1. Whisk the ingredients together in a mug until smooth.
  2. Microwave for one minute. Depending on your microwave, the mug cake may be done after just 60 seconds (check if the top has any dark gooey spots... a sign it is not completely cooked). Microwave for an additional 30 seconds if needed.
  3. Add toppings such as nut butter, shredded coconut, cacao nibs, etc.


Recipe Notes

If your protein powder is unsweetened, you'll need to experiment with adding sweetener as a separate ingredient...
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 209kcal Calories from fat 168
% Daily Value
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 160mg 53%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 7g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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