4-Ingredient Gooey Protein Chocolate Mug Cakes

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Anyone who knows me is well aware that I love chocolate. It’s something I have daily, in some form or another. I often get what I call “fake chocolate” which simply means not the full fat version. This includes items like skinny cow ice cream, low-fat puddings, 100 calorie snacks...you get the idea. They’re all fine, but sometimes I just want more “real chocolate” flavor.

I’ve tried very hard over the years to create lower-calorie chocolate treats to calm the “real chocolate” cravings. I’ve come up with a bunch, but not many that most people want to invest the time into making. I've made my own protein bars, snack bars, frozen yogurt, fruit dip and a few others. They’re tasty but can take the better part of my Sunday.

A few months ago I started looking at my mug cake options. I came up with a few that tasted good but they require mixing about a dozen ingredients. Honestly, it was kinda annoying. Maybe it’s fine if you’re eating one once in a while, but I wanted something I could add into my dessert rotation.

I had a few requirements: I didn’t want to have to use egg, I didn’t want it over 170 calories, I wanted a higher amount of protein and I wanted it to be ready to eat in under 5 minutes. That’s not asking too much, right?

I started looking at different pre-made mixes to use as a base. I found Miss Jones Baking Mixes, which has real ingredients and the calories weren’t so bad. I decided to go with their Brownie mix. Quick side note, they have a ton of recipes to go with this mix!

After experimenting with all the ingredients, the winning combination came down to only 4 ingredients and a total prep/cook time of 2½ minutes! And just in case you’re wondering, it calms the “real chocolate” cravings nicely 🙂

I'm super excited to present you with my easy, 4-ingredient Gooey Protein Chocolate Mug Cake!

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Gooey Chocolate Protein Mug Cake
4-Ingredient Gooey Protein Chocolate Mug Cakes
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Servings Prep Time
1 Mug Cake 1 minute
Cook Time
1.25 minutes
Gooey Chocolate Protein Mug Cake
4-Ingredient Gooey Protein Chocolate Mug Cakes
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Servings Prep Time
1 Mug Cake 1 minute
Cook Time
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Servings Prep Time
1 Mug Cake 1 minute
Cook Time
1.25 minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Mix the protein powder, brownie mix and almond milk until it is well blended and looks like cake batter. Lightly stir in the chips and then microwave for about a minute and 15 seconds. It will be hot, so be sure to let it cool.
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Please Note: my nutrition label program did not have information for Miss Jones products. Here is My Fitness Pal's macro breakdown:
Gooey Chocolate Protein Mug Cake Macros

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