Whip up these mug cakes in mere minutes! From chocolate to lemon to strawberry shortcake, there's something for everyone.

1. Double Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

I'll be the first to admit, chocolate makes my world go 'round. No matter how strict your diet, you too can enjoy this high-protein, high-fiber, low-sugar treat. It's made with clean ingredients and satisfies your stomach for less than 200 calories. The best part? Dessert is ready in less than 2 minutes using your microwave!

Double Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

Ingredients

Cake:

  • Chocolate protein powder, 2 tbsp
  • Coconut flour, 1 tbsp
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp
  • Pyure organic stevia blend, 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp
  • Baking powder, 1/4 tsp
  • 100% pure pumpkin, 3 tbsp
  • Egg white, 2 tbsp
  • Vanilla extract, 1/8 tsp

Chocolate Sauce:

  • Chocolate protein powder, 1 tbsp
  • Pyure organic stevia blend, 2 tsp
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tsp
  • Unsweetened almond milk, 1 tbsp
  • Butter extract, 1/8 tsp (optional)
  • Dash of salt (optional)

Additional Topping:

  • Dark chocolate chunks (optional), 6 g

Directions

  1. Lightly spray a large coffee mug with cooking spray, and set aside.
  2. Mix cake ingredients together in a bowl to make batter.
  3. Spoon batter into mug, then microwave 45 seconds to 1 minute.
  4. Dump out your cake on a plate to cool.
  5. Mix up chocolate sauce and pour over cake, plus dark chocolate chunks if desired. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 cake                                                               
  • Recipe yields: 1 serving
  • Calories: 199
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Carbs: 21 g
  • Protein: 26 g

2. Blackberry Lemon Protein Mug Cake

This scrumptious blackberry lemon mug cake is macro-friendly and ready in less than 5 minutes. In my case, it came out so piping hot and delicious that it didn't even last 2 minutes after taking pretty pictures! The mug cake is about the size of a large muffin, so it's satisfying for 250 calories. This would make the perfect dessert when you're craving something fruity, but it also serves as a delicious breakfast! Yes, I eat cake for breakfast…often.

Blackberry Lemon Protein Mug Cake

Ingredients

  • Vanilla protein powder, 20 g
  • Baking stevia, 1/4 cup
  • Oat flour, 3 tbsp
  • Almond flour, 1 tbsp
  • Baking powder, 1/4 tsp
  • Egg white, 2 tbsp
  • Unsweetened applesauce, 2 tbsp
  • Unsweetened almond milk, 1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice, 1 tsp
  • Lemon zest, 1 tsp
  • Vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp
  • Blackberries, 1/4 cup

Directions

  1. Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Mix in wet ingredients.
  3. Gently stir in blackberries, and set aside.
  4. Lightly spray an oversized mug with cooking spray, then pour batter into mug.
  5. Microwave for 2-3 minutes, until set.
  6. Dump your cake onto a plate and add desired toppings. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 cake                                                   
  • Recipe yields: 1 serving
  • Calories: 252
  • Fat: 7.2 g
  • Carbs: 27 g
  • Protein: 24 g

3. Pumpkin Protein Mug Cake

There's no need to restrict all things pumpkin to the fall months. Even though summer's approaching, I've been craving pumpkin pie like no other! Good thing this pumpkin protein mug cake satisfies my cravings, fits my macros, and is ready in less than 5 minutes. Bam. Cake, get in my mouth! This cake is satisfying enough to replace one of my regular meals, or have as an extra meal on leg day.

Pumpkin Protein Mug Cake

Ingredients

Cake:

  • Vanilla whey protein, 20 g
  • Coconut flour, 2 tbsp
  • Stevia (I used Truvia), 1-1/2 tsp
  • Baking powder, 1/4 tsp
  • Ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp
  • Ground nutmeg, 1/8 tsp
  • Ground ginger, 1/8 tsp
  • Canned pumpkin puree, 1/3 cup
  • Egg whites, 3 tbsp
  • Unsweetened cashew milk (or milk of choice), 2 tbsp
  • Vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp

Sauce:

  • Sugar free pancake syrup, 3 tbsp
  • Cashew Fit spread in Sweet Pumpkin Pie flavor (or other pumpkin spice nut butter), 1 tbsp

Additional topping:

  • Fat-free whipped topping, 1 tbsp

Directions

  1. Whisk together dry ingredients.
  2. Mix in wet ingredients.
  3. Lightly spray an oversized coffee mug with cooking spray, and spoon batter in.
  4. Microwave for about 2 minutes.
  5. Dump out cake onto a small plate to cool.
  6. Meanwhile, combine syrup and Cashew Fit to make your sauce.
  7. Smother cake with sauce and fat free whipped topping. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 cake                                                   
  • Recipe yields: 1 serving
  • Calories: 294
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Carbs: 22 g
  • Protein: 28 g

4. Strawberry Shortcake Protein Mug Cake

Time for a cake break—it's a thing at my house! This high-protein strawberry shortcake tastes just like the classic summer dessert, only it's healthier and way more convenient. It's ready in 5 minutes, including microwave time! The protein shortcake is delicious enough on its own, but add some whipped topping, fresh strawberries, and a drizzle of strawberry sauce, and you've got yourself one scrumptious dessert.

Strawberry Shortcake Protein Mug Cake

Ingredients

  • Vanilla whey protein, 20g
  • Baking stevia, 3 tbsp
  • Coconut flour, 2 tbsp
  • Almond flour, 2 tbsp
  • Baking powder, 1/4 tsp
  • Liquid egg whites, 3 tbsp
  • Nonfat plain Greek yogurt, 2 tbsp
  • Unsweetened almond coconut milk (or milk of choice), 2 tbsp

Toppings:

  • Strawberries, 4 medium
  • Stevia, 1 tsp
  • Light whipped topping, 2 tbsp

Directions

  1. Mix together shortcake ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Pour into an oversized mug lightly coated with cooking spray.
  3. Microwave for 2 minutes.
  4. Dump out your cake to cool on a plate.
  5. Meanwhile, mash one particularly ripe strawberry with stevia to make a sauce.
  6. Cut your cake in half, layering with strawberries and whipped topping.
  7. Top with strawberry sauce and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 cake                                                                                       
  • Recipe yields: 1 serving
  • Calories: 303
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Carbs: 25 g
  • Protein: 26 g

5. Banana Toffee Protein Mug Cake

Ever wish you could have banana bread without having to bake a whole loaf? "I do! I do!" Well, now we can, fellow 'nanner lovers. All you need is a microwave. Like most things I make, this recipe is high in protein and low in sugar. Did I mention it's ready to eat in less than 5 minutes? And the flavor—that's what makes it one of my favorite mug cakes yet!

Banana Toffee Protein Mug Cake

Ingredients

Cake:

  • Banana-flavored whey protein, 25 g
  • Oat flour, 2 tbsp
  • Ground flaxseed, 2 tbsp
  • Baking stevia, 2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon, 1/4 tsp
  • Nutmeg (optional), dash
  • Baking powder, 1/4 tsp
  • Medium banana, very ripe, mashed, 1/3 cup
  • Nonfat plain Greek yogurt, 2 tbsp
  • Unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice), 3 tbsp
  • Egg whites, 2 tbsp
  • Almond extract (optional), 1/4 tsp

Topping (optional):

  • Peanut butter, melted, 1/2 tbsp
  • Sugar-free pancake syrup, 2 tbsp

Directions

  1. Lightly spray an oversized mug with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together dry ingredients.
  3. Mix the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Pour batter into prepared mug (batter will be slightly thick).
  5. Microwave for 2 minutes, then dump your cake onto a plate to cool.
  6. Top with melted peanut butter and sugar free syrup, if desired. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 cake                                                                           
  • Recipe yields: 1 serving
  • Calories: 348
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Carbs: 31 g
  • Protein: 33 g
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