Chocolate Protein Mug Cake!
I used to love making protein mug cakes on my industrial placement year. I would pre-make the ingredients in a little portable cup and take it into work with me, then heat it up in the microwave as a snack to see me through until lunch time. I haven’t made one in the last two years, but something a few days ago reminded me of them, so I wanted to see if I still knew how to make them. Sure enough I do and without blowing my own trumpet too much, it was bloody good! Well risen, gooey, chocolatey, cakey and just glorious!
I love mug cakes because they tend to include only a handful of ingredients, they are ready in literally a few minutes and you can make absolutely any flavour you want. Chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, salted caramel etc. let your creativity lead you.
There are lots of healthy recipes for mug cakes out there but they are not all equal, look for a cake that is well and evenly risen. One that is light and fluffy, not dense. The test for that is if the cake sags or deflates after it has risen in the microwave and doesn’t hold its height, it’s not good. Trust me!
Chocolate Protein Mug Cake Recipe
- 2 tbsp. of buckwheat flour
- 2 tbsp. of milk
- 1 tbsp. of chocolate protein powder (Multipower 100% whey isolate)
- 1 tbsp. of cacao
- 1 tbsp. of yoghurt
- 2 tsp. of maple syrup
- ⅓ tsp. of melted coconut oil
- ¼ tsp. of baking powder
- ¼ tsp. of vanilla essence
- Grease a ramekin or small mug.
- Melt coconut oil in microwave on a low power setting.
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
- Transfer to ramekin and pop into the microwave for 3 minutes at 30% of full power.
- Remove from the microwave and let the cake stand for at least 1 minute to cool down a little.
Whoever said you can’t have your cake and eat it to can stuff it. At just 190 calories per cake you really can indulge and not feel guilty in the slightest. There isn’t a single ingredient in this dessert that is bad for you, it has an incredibly low sugar content for a dessert (you can reduce it further if you wish by reducing the amount of maple syrup) and its high in protein. A winner in my book!
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