Chocolate Protein Mug Cake – Over 27 g Protein!

Try this delicious chocolate protein mug cake with over 27 g of protein. It is vegan, gluten free, no egg used, and makes the perfect chocolate protein dessert.

This dessert tastes like a protein brownie and is also packed with fiber.

Chocolate protein mug cake

Read on and learn how to make this easy protein powder mug cake. Check the variation section to make adjustments to the recipe.

What you will need for the chocolate protein mug cake

You will need:

  • Chocolate protein powder: I use two scoops of the Orgain vegan chocolate protein powder
  • Baking powder: I use 1 tsp. to make the mug cake fluffy.
  • Ground oats: You can grind your own oats in a blender or use oat flower. Use 1/3 cup ground gluten free oats.
  • Cocoa powder: If your protein powder is not chocolaty enough, add some additional cocoa powder!
  • Almond milk: Use 1/2 cup of plant milk. You can use any milk of your choice, but this recipes was tested with almond milk.
  • Sweetener: If your protein powder and cocoa powder is not sweetened, or you would like to add extra sweetness, add 1 tsp maple syrup, or some coconut sugar.
  • Utensils: You’ll need a fork and a cup to mix everything up as well as a measuring teaspoon and measuring cup.
mixed batter of the chocolate protein mug cake
mixed batter of the chocolate protein mug cake

How to make the chocolate protein microwave cake

Make sure to mix all dry ingredients together in a mug. Then add the liquid ingredients and stir.

Make sure to mix it well and get the powder off the edges and the bottom of the mug. Then move the mug into the microwave.

Cook this chocolate mug cake in the microwave for 2 minutes, then let cool for a few minutes and joy.

If the cake feels rubbery, you most likely overcooked it. Every microwave works a bit different, so be sure to adjust the cook time accordingly.

Recipe add-ons and adjustments

  • Make it a chocolate chip mug cake: Add chocolate chips of your choice into the batter and sprinkle some on top. You can also add a few pieces of chocolate into the middle on the mug cake to make it a molten chocolate mug cake.
  • Add some fruits: One the cake is cooked, you can add some fruits on top. Cherries and strawberries are a the perfect topping.
  • Sweet toppings: You can also use other sweet topings like whipped cream or ice cream (vegan if you like)
  • Adjust your protein powder: Some protein powders that are sweetened with stevia might not make it taste great. Unless you like the stevia taste, opt for protein powder that uses sugar as the sweetener so that your protein mug cake tastes like a real dessert.
  • Make it healthy: If you want to keep this recipe healthy, choose clean protein powder, skip the sweetener and use unsweetened milk and cocoa powder. Add berries or cherries as your topping.
  • Rubbery cake? If your mug cakes consistency feels and tastes rubbery, you’ve overcooked it. Reduce the cook time to get a fluffy texture.

Nutrition info of the chocolate protein mug cake

The nutrition info is based on the ingredients with the vegan Orgain chocolate protein powder, almond milk, and no sweetener or toppings.

One mug cake contains 330 calories, 27.7 g protein, 8.4 g fat, 47 g carbs, and 7.7 g fiber. This protein dessert is a good source of iron, calcium, and magnesium.

Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

Try this delicious chocolate protein mug cake with over 27 g of protein. It is vegan, gluten free, no egg used, and makes the perfect chocolate protein dessert


  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder (~45 g) (I use the vegan orgain powder)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/3 cup ground oats or oat flour
  • 2 tsp. cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (original, unsweetened)
  • 3 tsp. maple syrup (optional)


  1. Add all dry ingredients into a mug and stir to combine
  2. Make sure that everything is mixed well
  3. Add the liquid ingredients and mix. Make sure to scrape off the sides and floor of the mug and combine everything.
  4. Move your mug into the microwave for 2 minutes on high.
  5. Read the recipe adjustments above for more info.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330Total Fat: 8.4gCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 7.7gProtein: 27.7g

If you like this recipe, be sure to check out this high protein chocolate chia pudding.