Protein Chocolate Cake for 1

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Disclaimer: This will be a short post just as long as it takes for this yummy protein cake to cook. 1 minute!

I’ve seen a few recipes for protein mug cakes floating around in the interweb but none of the ones I’ve tried where actually good. I would eat them just because it was better than not having any “cake” at all. Until this one. It truly feels like you’re eating a decadent dessert but instead you’re eating a dessert with lots of protein and that is high in fiber.

It took me a while to master the ratios for this recipe and the only thing that I may do next time is add some kind of gooey stuff (like nutella) to make it a lava cake. Hello! Did you just say my name?

I think I’ll be eating this as my post workout meal in a regular basis for a long time!

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  • 3 Tbsp whole wheat flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder, natural unsweetened
  • 2 Tbsp stevia
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp table salt
  • 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder (I use Gold Standard 100% Whey)
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
In a small bowl, mix all dry ingredients well. Add wet ingredients and mix with a fork until all is mixed well.
Transfer cake batter into a 8 oz ramekin or a coffee mug. Microwave for 1 minute. Cool for a 1 minute before eating.

(note: if the cake will be transferred to a plate when cooked, then spray your ramekin with cooking spray so that it doesn’t stick. Otherwise don’t worry about it. I think it tastes better straight out of a mug)
I topped my cake with a mix of non fat greek yogurt, stevia & cinnamon. The combination is sooo good! You’ll never guess this stuff is good for you  :)

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Please note that using a different kind of protein powder may change the calories in this recipe. One scoop of Gold Standard 100% Whey has 130 calories.

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  • 09/06/2012 - 5:14 pm

    what katie's baking - this is perfect for a sweet tooth craving! yumm! awesome recipe.ReplyCancel

    • 09/06/2012 - 9:03 pm

      ana @ fit, fun & delish! - It is! And so easy to make Katie. Thanks for stopping by!ReplyCancel

  • 09/07/2012 - 8:13 am

    Kristina - Looks yummy! What is on top?ReplyCancel

    • 09/07/2012 - 9:28 am

      ana @ fit, fun & delish! - It’s Greek Yogurt sweetened with stevia & cinnamon. I wanted to keep the “frosting” healthy too :)ReplyCancel

    • 09/07/2012 - 9:29 am

      ana @ fit, fun & delish! - It’s Greek Yogurt sweetened with stevia & cinnamon. I wanted to keep the frosting healthy too :)ReplyCancel

  • 09/07/2012 - 11:07 am

    Gita Singh - what is the weight of the protein powder – i’m not sure our “scoops” are equivalentReplyCancel

    • 09/08/2012 - 10:37 pm

      ana @ fit, fun & delish! - Good point Gina. My scoop should be 29 grams. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • 09/07/2012 - 1:04 pm

    Dina - great healthy recipe!ReplyCancel

  • 09/07/2012 - 10:45 pm

    Julia - Beautiful photo! Saw it on and clicked over to your site.ReplyCancel

    • 09/08/2012 - 10:41 pm

      ana @ fit, fun & delish! - Thanks Dina & Julia!!!ReplyCancel

  • 09/11/2012 - 12:20 pm

    A Fine Balance - Can’t wait to make this post workout! I love that I have all the ingredients at home.

    What are your thoughts on subbing in almond or coconut flour?ReplyCancel

  • 09/27/2012 - 7:15 pm

    Andrea - I was wondering if the stevia in the recipe is liquid or granulated?

    • 09/28/2012 - 7:32 am

      ana @ fit, fun & delish! - Hi Andrea! I used dry but I you should be able to use liquid if that’s what you have. I hope you like it!ReplyCancel

  • 01/08/2013 - 5:03 pm

    Kristine Goff - Ana – So yesterday I tried this & it was so good, I shared with a few people too & they also loved it. This afternoon I tweeked it just a bit & made it a vanilla cake…So awesome too. Thx for all your awesome recipes. :)ReplyCancel

    • 01/12/2013 - 9:48 am

      ana @ fit, fun & delish! - Great to hear Kristine! How did you make the vanilla one?ReplyCancel

  • 01/30/2013 - 3:15 pm

    Kristine Goff - Ana, I just didn’t use the cocoa & used vanilla protein. Today I put blueberries in it. Yummy!

    Also, what do you think would be a good substitute to use if someone doesn’t want all the protein?ReplyCancel

  • 02/16/2013 - 6:49 pm

    Jodie - I just made this and it was super yummy. I did do the add of Dark Chocolate Dreams to make like a molten cake like you suggested and it was really good. I think I might cook less time next time to see if the cake will be a little more gooey. MmmmReplyCancel

  • 02/21/2013 - 6:29 pm

    ana @ fit, fun & delish! - Hi Jodie, I’m glad you liked it! Let me know if you cook it for less and how it comes out. I can edit my recipe to add your input. Thanks!

    @Kristine, I have no experimented with less protein but I’ll play with one soon and will let you know. Thanks for the suggestion!ReplyCancel

  • 03/02/2013 - 7:11 pm

    Jodie - Just made it again and I think it’s better with the regular cooking time. Definitely like the dollop of Dark Chocolate Dreams though. Mmmm pure heaven!ReplyCancel

  • 06/24/2013 - 5:38 pm

    Molly - Have you tried substituting to coconut or oat flour?ReplyCancel

    • 06/25/2013 - 4:34 pm

      ana @ fit, fun & delish! - Hi Molly! I have in other recipes but not on this one. If you try using coconut flour make sure you use slightly less as it expands more than regular flour.:)ReplyCancel

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