Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

1 Mug Cake337 cals

The healthy solution for your chocolate cravings is here, a Chocolate Protein Mug Cake! This quick microwave dessert recipe is super easy to make, guaranteed to fill you up, and absolutely delicious!

Start this recipe by taking out and coating your favorite mug with some non-stick cooking spray. Alternatively you could just use a microwavable safe bowl.

Add right into your favorite mug or bowl 1 large whole egg, 1 scoop of a chocolate protein powder, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 1/2 tablespoon of sugar free chocolate chips, 1/2 of a ripe banana, 1/2 ounce of unsweetened milk substitute, 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder, pinch of salt, and 1/2 cup of unsweetened apple sauce.

Mix all of those ingredients together until everything for your chocolate protein mug cake is well incorporated.

Mixing everything together should be easy by hand as long as you used a ripe banana! If you didn’t use a ripe banana or don’t have one you can help mix it in with a fork (mash it).

Put whatever you’re using into the microwave for :30 seconds, lightly mix everything around, and microwave it again for 1 minute. Repeat these steps until your chocolate protein mug cake looks done.

Cooking time will depend on how powerful your microwave is. Keep an eye on your mug cake and remember how long it took for next time!

Want a vanilla mug cake instead? Use vanilla protein powder and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract instead of chocolate and cocoa powder.

Remove it from the microwave and optionally top it.

Toppings I’ve used in the past? Whipped cream, Greek yogurt, pudding, peanut butter, sugar free chips, sprinkles, high protein frosting, and more.

Let us know what you topped yours with in the comments below!

Chocolate Protein Mug Cake Recipe

Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

Fix those chocolate cravings with our quick Chocolate Protein Mug Cake! This healthy microwave dessert recipe is easy to make and filling.
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate mug cake, microwave cake, protein mug cake
Servings: 1 Mug Cake
Calories: 337kcal
Cost: $1.30

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  • 1 Large Whole Egg
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder - Chocolate
  • ½ Ounce Milk Substitute - or Milk
  • ½ Tablespoon Chocolate Chips - Sugar Free
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • ¼ Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • ½ Banana


  • Take out a mug and coat it with some non-stick cooking spray
  • Add all of your ingredients into it
  • Mix everything together
  • Microwave your mug for :30 seconds
  • Mix everything together again
  • Microwave for 1 minute
  • Mix everything together one more time
  • Microwave for another :30-1 minute



Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 337
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 327mg
  • Carbs: 32g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Sugar: 13g
  • Protein: 32g


Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 327mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 13g


  1. Kathy petterson on September 30, 2014 at 12:00 am

    My favorite dessert is the cheesecake I make. It is high in calories so I have it for holidays.

  2. Cameron on September 28, 2014 at 12:00 am

    I changed the recipe a bit to suit me, no banana, choclate chips or cocoa powder and I used vanilla protein powder instead. Even though I made a right mess of it, it tasted quite nice.

    Thanks Derek!

  3. Carla H on August 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The best dessert I’ve ever had, is my Mom’s German chocolate cake with homemade Coconut/Pecan frosting that she put under the broiler, it got the frosting nice and yummy!

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