The Best Protein Powder Mug Cake

Make the best protein powder mug cake with drink wholesome. It is made with delicious, easy to digest ingredients.

protein powder mug cake

Make the best protein powder mug cake with drink wholesome.

Looking for a healthy dessert that can be made in minutes? Look no further. This high protein mug cake is a guilt-free way to satisfy your sweet tooth. It is delicious, packed with protein, and does not require added sugar. Plus, it can be made in a single bowl in the microwave, which means easy clean-up.

This recipe makes a large serving, so feel free to share! Or you can eat it all yourself, which is what I would do, My only advice is to use a deep mug so that the cake does not overflow while cooking.

This recipes was made with egg white based protein powder. If you are vegan, you may use our vegan vanilla protein powder, which is made with chickpeas. If you do so, substitute the egg for a banana.


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Why drink wholesome?

This recipe was made with drink wholesome vanilla protein powder. It is perfect for baking. Most protein powders are not good for baking because they are made with protein concentrates and isolates, foods stripped of everything but the protein. 

Unlike real foods, protein concentrates and isolates are missing the nutrients that make food taste good. In other words, they turn delicious recipes into hockey pucks. With enough trial and error, you can make these protein powders work, but how many rock-hard mug cakes are you willing to make? 

Another reason why drink wholesome is perfect for baking is that it is sweetened with monk fruit. Monk fruit, also known as lo han guo, is a small, melon-like round fruit native to Southeast Asia. Monk fruit sweetener is made by removing the seeds and skin, crushing the fruit, and collecting the juice, which is then dried into a powder. 

We use monk fruit sweetener because it has a sweetness similar to that of sugar. Artificial sweeteners and stevia, on the other hand, are either way too sweet, or have a bitter aftertaste. Order samples to experience the monk fruit sweetness for yourself.

Now without further ado, here is the best protein powder mug cake recipe.  


-1/2 cup drink wholesome vanilla protein powder

-1/2 tsp baking powder

-1 large egg

-1/4 cup dairy-free milk

-1 tbsp coconut oil

-1/4 tsp vanilla extract

-2 tbsp chocolate chips (optional)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a small mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix well. Then add the wet ingredients and mix until all of the clumps are gone. Transfer the batter to a greased mug and bake it for 12-15 minutes. Remove the mug from the oven and enjoy your high protein mug cake immediately!

*You can also make this in the microwave. Simply microwave your protein powder mug cake for 1-2 minutes (every microwave is different).

Make the best protein cake in a mug with drink wholesome.

Hi, my name is Jack. I created drink wholesome because I was sick of protein powders that upset my stomach. drink wholesome is handmade in Plymouth, MA. 

This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.