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Chocolate Protein Cake In A Mug

An easy single serving chocolate protein mug cake recipe, perfect for those times when you're craving chocolate cake for snack or dessert!

Recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie (chocolatecoveredkatie.com)

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 1 - 2 servings


  • 4 tsp cocoa powder
  • 6 tbsp spelt, white, or oat flour (For low carb, make this Keto Mug Cake)
  • 2 tbsp chocolate protein powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar, unrefined if desired
  • 4 tsp additional sugar OR pinch uncut stevia
  • 2 tbsp oil (Many commenters say it still tastes good if you sub applesauce or mashed banana. I haven't tried.)
  • 6 tbsp water or milk of choice
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract


  • If using an oven, preheat to 350 F. Grease a mug or two ramekins very well. Stir together all dry ingredients, either in the mug or in a separate dish. Add wet, and stir to form a batter. Transfer to the mug or ramekins if not already there. Either bake (12 min) or microwave until fluffy - my microwave took 2 minutes, but it will vary greatly depending on wattage. Eat straight in the dish, or let cool completely and then go around the sides with a knife to loosen. Top with ice cream, chocolate frosting, or anything you wish!
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Also be sure to try this Banana Bread In A Mug.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 159kcal