Mug cakes are some of the most amusing bakes in the world. To think you can add tiny amounts of cake ingredients into a mug and cook it in the microwave feels like cheating. As if you were a small boy or girl making a cake in a toy oven.
Yes, mug cakes are toy-sized cakes, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be delicious! And if you can make them healthier, even better. Where amping-up our mug cake with chocolate protein shake to make it the ideal after-gym snack. Let’s build some muscle!
It all starts with chocolate protein powder and almond flour because it’s a source of protein too! Then we’re adding almond milk. When we say this one is protein-packed, we mean it. We’re also adding cocoa powder and sugar, a pinch of baking powder to make the cake rise, and vanilla extract for added deliciousness.
Here’s the first PRO tip: Don’t try to mix your ingredients in the mug; that’s a newbie mistake; there’s not enough room to incorporate the ingredients well enough. Use a small mixing bowl to mix the ingredients and then transfer the batter into the mug.
Tip number two: Don’t overfill the mug, or you’ll end up with a chocolatey mess. Fill the mug up to three-fourths of its capacity.
Here’s a question I get often, isn’t the microwave dangerous and radioactive? Radioactive, yes, dangerous, no. Our microwave oven works with electromagnetic waves or radiation that agitates the food molecules’ water to heat it. After over 70 years of people using the microwave worldwide, there are basically no health risks.
Besides, making our mug-cake in the oven as if it were a souffle would be a pain, trust me. You’re better off nuking your cake in the microwave. Let’s get started. You’ll find this cake a very effective incentive to make you go to the gym!
In a small mixing bowl, add the almond flour, protein powder, cocoa powder, sugar and baking powder. Mix well.
Add the vanilla extract and the milk while stirring.
Transfer to a mug, fill up to one-third of its capacity.
Microwave for 30 minutes, check it’s cooked through with a wood pick; it should come out clean. Microwave for 10-second intervals if needed.
Remove from the microwave carefully and enjoy!