Protein

7 Mug Cake Recipes You Need To Make Right Now

Let’s throwback to our college days when all we had was one too many roommates and a microwave crammed in the corner.

But those were good days, right?! Whether you’re living the bachelorette life or taking care of a family (and hubby!) sometimes you just need a dessert to call your own.

Take a look at these seven easy mug cake recipes you can make right now. And we’re willing to bet they’re a bit healthier than what you made in college! Just pull your favorite mug out of the cabinet and cozy up!

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE MUG CAKE

It’s the ultimate hybrid. A mix between a chocolate chip cookie and rich, velvety cake. You can’t go wrong with this sweet little treat, especially when it boasts 14 grams of protein!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tsp. coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. organic coconut sugar
  • 1/2 scoop IdealLean French Vanilla Protein
  • 3 tbsp. white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. semisweet chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix oil, almond milk, and vanilla extract in mug. Add coconut sugar, protein, flour, and baking powder and chocolate chips. Mix well.
  2. Microwave for 1 minutes (will vary depending on how well done you want it or if you like it more gooey).

CAKE BATTER MUG CAKE

Bring on the sprinkles! Everyone loves a good confetti cake, but if you’re like us, you’ll eat the whole thing. So this single-serving option is probably best. You know, for health’s sake. If you get the protein powder used in this recipe, you’ll have sprinkles built in! Yeah, there’s a protein powder out there that has SPRINKLES. You’re welcome.

IdealLean Protein Cake Batter mug cake on plate on wooden table

Calories: 237, Protein: 30g, Carbs: 10g, Fat: 3g.

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix protein, coconut flour, and baking powder until combined.
  2. Add the egg and almond milk and stir until incorporated. Pour batter into mug or small microwavable bowl.
  3. Microwave for 60-90 seconds. Top with sugar-free frosting or sugar-free whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!

PUMPKIN SPICE MUG CAKE

Unleash your #basic side without anyone even knowing. You can make this dainty little pumpkin spice cake just for yourself, but the Ugg boots and Starbucks are optional.

Calories 156. Fat 9g. Carb 10g. Protein 11g.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp. blanched almond flour
  • 2 tbsp. French Vanilla IdealLean Protein (12 grams)
  • dash salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin spice
  • 2 tbsp. pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp. agave
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil, melted

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a small bowl, mix the almond flour, protein, salt, baking powder, and pumpkin spice. Stir until combined.
  2. Add the pumpkin, almond milk, agave, and coconut oil. Mix until it is a smooth batter.
  3. Microwave for 1 minute. If it needs longer, microwave in 10-15 seconds more.
  4. Top with sugar-free Cool Whip if you would like!

CINNAMON ROLL MUG CAKE

Do your grandma’s cinnamon rolls pack in 35 grams of protein each? Yeah…we didn’t think so! We know it’s like comparing apples to oranges, but we’re pretty positive you’ll like this mug cake ALMOST as much!

IdealLean Protein Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CAKE

  • 1 scoop French Vanilla IdealLean Protein
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 tbsp. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla

CINNAMON GLAZE

  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. melted coconut butter, melted
  • 2 -3 drops liquid stevia
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place all cake ingredients in a small bowl and mix until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a large, greased (coconut oil) coffee mug and microwave for 1-2 minutes. (mine took 1:45).
  3. Meanwhile, mix together glaze ingredients in a small bowl. Mix frosting ingredients in another small bowl.
  4. Tip the cake out onto a plate. Pour glaze over the top, and top with frosting. Enjoy!

TRES LECHES MUG CAKE

By very definition, tres leches cake is something we’re ALL over. Three kinds of milk? Sign us up!

tres leche mug cake

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tbsp. almond flour
  • 1 scoop IdealLean French Vanilla Protein
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp. low-fat whip cream
  • 1 fresh strawberry, sliced

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a microwave-safe mug or dish, mix almond flour, IdealLean French Vanilla Protein, baking powder, and cinnamon. Add egg, condensed milk, coconut oil, and almond milk and mix until thoroughly combined.
  2. Microwave for 60-90 seconds and top with low-fat whipped cream and sliced strawberries and enjoy!

STRAWBERRY ANGEL FOOD CAKE MIX

Not going to lie, this is the easiest recipe on this list. All you need is some angel food cake, protein and whipped cream. Seriously. That’s it.

strawberry angel food cake

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix the two together in an airtight container and seal it.
  2. When you want a treat, mix 3 tablespoons of the cake mix and 2 tablespoons of water.
  3. Spray a microwavable coffee mug with nonstick spray.
  4. Pour in your batter and microwave for 1 minute.
  5. Top with sugar-free Cool Whip and strawberries if you wish and enjoy!


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