Protein Mug Cake Recipe

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This protein powder mug cake tastes like a gooey brownie but is completely guilt-free! It bakes up in just one minute and makes the best healthy single serving dessert.


Prep Time: 1 minute 
Cook Time: 1 minute 
Total Time: 2minutes
Servings: 2 mug cakes
Calories: 128 kcal


  • 1/4 cup protein powder 32-34 grams
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sweetener of choice * See notes
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder adjust to desired chocolate content
  • 1 large egg Can sub for 1/4 cup egg whites OR 1 flax egg
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips optional


Microwave version

  • Grease a small cereal bowl or deep mug and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the protein powder, coconut flour, baking powder, granulated sweetener and cocoa powder and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the egg with the milk and pour into the dry mixture and mix until fully incorporated. Top with chocolate chips if desired.
  • Microwave for 60 seconds and remove from microwave and enjoy immediately.

Oven version

  • Pour batter in an oven safe dish and bake for 10-12 minutes on 180 degrees celsius for 10-12 minutes, until desired consistency.


* If your protein powder isn’t sweetened, add sweetener to taste.

For a more moist and fudgy cake, remove it from the microwave/oven earlier. For a muffin-like cake, you can cook it slightly longer.

STORAGE: Mug cakes are best enjoyed fresh, but can be stored for up to 2 days in the fridge, covered.


Serving: 1mug cake | Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 171IU | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 2mg | NET CARBS: 6g

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