Decadent Low-Calorie Mug Cake

Posted by Beni Cook

Ready in only 5 minutes. This decadent Low-Calorie Mug Cake really does tick all the boxes. It’s quick and easy, low calorie, high in protein and incredibly delicious.



Cal 125 | 5g Fats | 7g Carbs | 20g Protein



• ½ Scoop (15g) Vanilla protein powder (best results are made with a casein/whey blend – it bakes the best)
• 2 Tbsps (10g) cocoa powder
• 2 Tbsps (20g) Monk Fruit 100% Natural Sweetener
• ¼ teaspoon baking powder
• 1 Large Egg
• 2 tablespoons (25g) Unsweetened apple sauce
• Pinch of salt



1) Add the dry ingredients to a small bowl, and whisk until combined.
2) In another small bowl, add the egg and apple sauce and combine with a whisk until well incorporated with one another.
3) Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredient bowl and use a spatula to mix them until a thick chocolate batter forms.
4) Coat a ramekin – or mug – with baking spray and pour batter into it.
5) Bake in the microwave for around 30 seconds, check to see how it’s baking, then bake for another 20-30 seconds (the center should look ever so slightly wet – it will continue to bake as it cools).
Cool for 3-5 minutes and enjoy!

Sprinkle with fresh raspberries or semi sweet choc chips (additional calories apply)

Low Calorie Chocolate Mousse is another delish dessert that we love. Head on over to our blog for more guilt free dessert recipes.

Beni Cook
Beni Cook is the Head Personal Trainer and Founder of Beyond Best. Beni is a health and fitness expert who develops individualised exercise programs that will meet your own short and long-term objectives, while providing information, advice and encouragement that will enable you to lead your healthiest life, every day.

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