Single-serve and with only 5 ingredients, this Healthy Chocolate Protein Mug Cake will satisfy your sweet tooth and packs healthy carbs, protein, and healthy fats to keep you on track. It’s gluten-free and dairy-free too!
Sometimes you just need a piece of cake. Am I right or am I right?! The problem with cake is, unless you grab a piece from a local bakery, you have to bake a whole cake. And then you have a whole cake sitting in your house just waiting for you to eat it. It doesn’t help that Michael’s sweet tooth is pretty much nonexistent so it’s usually me eating the desserts in the house.
I don’t like for anything to go to waste so someone has to eat it ?
Luckily don’t have huge sweet tooth either. But when it comes, I usually honor it or it just won’t leave me alone. And that is where this mug cake comes in! It makes the best healthy dessert so I can honor my craving. It’s single serve so you can make it for yourself and not have to worry about leftovers in the house. And it’s also made from good for you ingredients to keep you on track in your health and wellness goals.
This healthy chocolate protein mug cake is exactly what the name says. First of all, I hid a veggie in there ☺️ I mean what else do you expect?! The sweet potatoes makes it dense and fudgy and add a nice sweetness without having to add any extra sweetener. It has some healthy fats from tahini and an egg and packs some protein from chocolate protein powder. Plus antioxidants from the cacao powder. And it takes less than 2 minutes to make! My favorite brand of tahini is Soom – if you are looking to try it, use this link to save 10%.
All you have to do is mix everything up and microwave. You know I am not a baker so this is my kind of dessert. To keep it vegetarian, feel free to sub your favorite veggie protein powder. The chocolate chips are optional, but I recommend as they get warm and melty. I topped mine with shredded coconut, cinnamon, and flaked sea salt (sweet and salty are the bomb), but feel free to to top with whatever you want.
Healthy Chocolate Protein Mug Cake
- In a small microwavable safe bowl or mug, add mashed sweet potato and egg and mix until thoroughly combined, making sure no clumps remain. Add tahini and stir to combine. Add in protein powder and cacao powder and stir until everything is incorporated. Sprinkle with a few chocolate chips if using.
- Microwave for 1:45 until cooked through and chocolate chips are slightly melted. Sprinkle with optional topping and enjoy!