The Best Mug Cake Recipe

Hello Friends! I am coming at ya with a quick recipe today. The title is no lie. It is the Best Mug Cake Recipe! If you are like me and are a bit picky about your mug cakes then this is the one for you. I have tried sooooo many and they all become flat or have a ton of calories but do not fill me up. I am not afraid of calories my no means, but if I am going to eat a 600 calorie breakfast I want to be full for at least a few hours. This one has moderate calories, packed with protein, and if you top it with an amazing nut butter then it is seriously a perfect balance!

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The best cake mug recipe

Mug Cake Recipe

Mix all ingredients very well in a mug or other microwave safe bowl. Cook for 90 seconds or until fluffy and firm on top.

Then top with your favorite nut butter, chocolate, honey, or coconut flakes.

Nutritional Stats (without toppings)

Per Square (servings 1): Calories: 240 / Fat: 2.5g / Sodium: 449.1mg / Carbs: 38g / Fiber: .9g / Sugar: 3.6g / Protein: 13.8g

Nutritional facts may vary.

The best cake mug recipe

Some side notes: I used vanilla whey protein powder in the pictures above. While testing the recipe I also used the coffee protein powder I have blogged about before and it was delicious as well! I also used almond butter and chocolate chip cookie dough nut butter . Both were amazing! I always topped it off with cacao nibs.

Try it out and let me know what you think!

Question: Do you like mug cakes? What is your favorite nut butter? 



  1. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups

    November 2, 2017 at 11:59 am

    This sounds awesome! I go through phases with mug cakes. I won’t have one for months, but will then want one every day for a couple weeks. I love that this one has a good amount of protein. Can’t wait to give it a try.

  2. Nicole @ Bento Momentos

    November 2, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Yummy this sounds great — the sugar amount is great too! I bet a little sprinkle of cinnamon would also warm it up. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Bethany

      November 2, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      Great idea with the cinnamon! That would be amazing!

  3. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real

    November 2, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Mug cakes are so good! I don’t own a microwave because it would take up too much space on the counter and I miss making mug cakes.

  4. Erinn

    November 2, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    YES! Thank you for sharing this recipe! I can’t wait to make this mug cake 🙂

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