Chocolate Protein Cake In A Mug

A single serving chocolate protein mug cake, perfect for those times when you want to be healthy but are really craving chocolate cake!


One bowl

No eggs

Two minutes

10 grams of protein!

Whether you’re a vegan worried about getting enough protein, an athlete trying to gain muscle, or just someone who really loves chocolate cake (ummm, everyone???), this healthy chocolate protein cake in a mug is the perfect quick and easy treat.

Try topping it with Almond Milk Ice Cream

Chocolate Protein Cake In A Mug

Chocolate protein mug cake

Just throw everything into a mug, stir until evenly mixed, and bake.

The recipe can be made in the microwave or oven with just a few basic ingredients, and you can eat it straight from the dish or let it cool before inverting onto a plate.

I feel like the saying “Have your cake and eat it too” was invented specifically with this healthy dessert in mind.

Protein Cake Ingredients
Chocolate Mug Cake Whipped Cream

Cake Topping Ideas

Keto Chocolate Mousse

Coconut Butter

Healthy Chocolate Frosting

Oat Milk Ice Cream (dairy free)

Homemade Frozen Yogurt

Coconut Whipped Cream

There are two versions of the recipe – one with oil, and one without.

While I much prefer the oil version, so many of you have written in to say you tried replacing the oil with applesauce or banana and LOVED the results that I decided to list the oil free mug cake here as an option as well.

*The protein cake is also good with Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Above, watch the protein mug cake recipe video

How To Make A Chocolate Protein Cake (mug cake recipe)

The recipe was adapted from this Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake.

High Protein Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe


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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, microwave, mug, mug cake, protein, protein powder
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 – 2 servings
Calories 159kcal


  • 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 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.


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