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You can have this healthy, delicious and fudgy 3 ingredient chocolate protein mug cake ready within the next 2 minutes. Wait! What?! That's right. This easy, one bowl (or mug) chocolate protein cake is super easy to make. All you need to make this decadent, moist, gooey and protein-packed treat is a fork, a bowl, and a microwave! For a molten lava chocolate cake version, simply reduce the baking time slightly. Entirely Paleo, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free,  flourless and kid-friendly! Chocolate cake for breakfast? Yes, YES! (Oven option available) | www.onecleverchef.com

3 Ingredient Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 mug cake
Calories 171 kcal
Author One Clever Chef



Microwave Option

  1. Mix all of the selected ingredients in a large mug. Do not fill it to the lid with batter as it may spill while baking.
  2. Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes.**

Oven Option

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Mix all of the selected ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Pour the cake batter into a large oven-safe mug or large ramequin. You may add 1/2 tsp baking powder for this option.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until desired consistency.
  4. You can check the consistency of the cake by inserting a toothpick in the center.

Recipe Notes

*For the vegan option, use plant-based protein powder and gradually add some almond milk until the batter has the consistency of a pudding. This is essential, as this type of protein powder absorbs much more moisture than whey. Baking time will also vary.

* *The type of chocolate chips used should be compliant with your personal diet.


Nutrition Facts
3 Ingredient Chocolate Protein Mug Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 Cake)
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 164mg55%
Sodium 67mg3%
Potassium 483mg14%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 315IU6%
Vitamin C 10.2mg12%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.