I’ve been playing around with mug cakes lately, to curb my sweet tooth at night and a lot of the time they end up really dry.  I found that adding a little extra unsweetened cocoa powder is a game changer and can make them really rich and moist. I also added a healthy frosting to this one.

This Chocolate Peppermint Dream Protein Mug Cake is seriously the best protein mug cake I’ve ever had.

Ingredients for mug cake:
-1 scoop MRM Rich Vanilla All Natural Whey Protein
-3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
-1/4 tsp baking soda
-pinch of salt (I did one grind of sea salt)
-2 Tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
-2 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt
-1 egg white

For the frosting:
-2 Tbsp fat free cream cheese
-2 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt
-1 scoop Kal brand stevia (or any other sweetener of choice)
-1-2 drops peppermint extract (be very careful not to use any more than 1-2 drops or the peppermint flavor will be WAY too strong and will ruin the recipe)
-1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
In a medium bowl mix all the mug cake ingredients together.  Spray a coffee mug with cooking oil spray (I like coconut spray) and then spoon the ingredients into a mug.  Cook in microwave for 1 minute.

 

In a smaller bowl blend together the frosting ingredients.  You may need to put the cream cheese in the microwave for 5-10 seconds to get it soft enough to mix with the other ingredients.  After your mug cake is done, top it with the cream cheese frosting and enjoy!

Nutritional Info:
Serving size: 1 mug cake with frosting
Calories: 190
Fat: 3g
Carbs: 17g (8g fiber)
Protein: 32g

 

Your friend,

Natalie