Fudgy Protein Mug Cake

by Fresh Planet Flavor

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
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: Fresh Planet Flavor
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Serves: 1
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 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 scoop [url href=”http://freshplanetflavor.com/recommends/protein-powder/” target=”_blank”]pureWOD BUILD protein powder[/url]
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 egg
  • Toppings of choice (optional)
  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.
If your protein powder is unsweetened, you’ll need to experiment with adding sweetener as a separate ingredient…

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Natalie @ A Fit Philosophy November 30, 2015 - 3:47 pm

I love protein mug cake and love Lululemon!

Grok Grub November 30, 2015 - 6:22 pm

Match made in heaven. 😀

Chrissa - Physical Kitchness November 30, 2015 - 3:53 pm

Dang girl!!! Your body is bomb! Nice work. I am obsessed with everything “funky’ when it comes to workout gear. The crazier the better! Mmmm this mug cake. You weren’t kidding – it DOES look fudgy!

Grok Grub November 30, 2015 - 5:07 pm

It is gooey! 🙂

Erica@ Everyday Erica November 30, 2015 - 3:59 pm

I love those Lulu tights!! I tried them on a few weeks ago and put them on my gift list – here’s hoping!!

The mug cake sounds perfect for those damn sugar craving too! Yum!

Grok Grub November 30, 2015 - 5:05 pm

Yep, if Stevia isn’t a trigger food for you, this could be an answer to your prayers!

Hayli November 30, 2015 - 6:41 pm

Um so making this tonite

Marlynn @ UrbanBlissLife November 30, 2015 - 7:08 pm

This looks perfect for the abundance of sugar cravings this time of year! Great Nike picks too.

Georgie November 30, 2015 - 9:42 pm

Oh myyyyy! That mug cake looks immense <3 And just wow how stunning do you look?! I need to find a Lulu Lemon store near me… oh and that Nike Indy bra is gorgeous! This is like some weird sort of CrossFitters porn haha!

Grok Grub November 30, 2015 - 10:29 pm

#goals 😉

Abeer December 1, 2015 - 10:20 am

When i first heard of mug cakes, i thought : what the heck?! but now, I love them and i am always trying new flavors. Can’t wait to try your version!

Grok Grub December 1, 2015 - 5:26 pm

I know, I can’t wait to try other versions!

Nancy December 4, 2015 - 2:37 pm

The recipe looks amazing, I love the idea of mixing my favorite treat with protein to keep me going through the day.

Grok Grub December 4, 2015 - 5:59 pm

The coconut flour and egg really make it filling!

Allison Jones December 9, 2015 - 4:47 am

I’m a little obsessed with workout gear these days so I love all the looks! The sports bra and pants from Nike are my favorite! Nike’s stuff is so comfortable and wears so well. Awesome recipe! It looks great and sounds easy to make since it can just be popped in the microwave.


Grok Grub December 9, 2015 - 5:34 pm

Nike’s stuff is super cute, yep!

monika January 25, 2016 - 2:11 am

How many grams of protein powder do you use? Since we don’t all use the same brand…(I hate when bloggers do this – “one scoop of this” or “one can of that”. We don’t all use the same stuff! Precise measurements are more helpful.
Also … is it possible to bake this in the oven? Do you know what temperature and for how ling?

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Emily May 4, 2016 - 7:54 pm

how much is a scoop? about a 1/3 cup?

Grok Grub May 6, 2016 - 1:05 am

I’m not sure. I’ll have to go home and measure!

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