Monday, December 3, 2012

Healthy Chocolate Mug Cake with Peanut Butter Filling



I've seen these mug cake recipes all over Pinterest lately and thought they looked delicious and really easy to make.  However, I have never attempted to make one because they looked way too fattening!  Well folks, I found a recipe that is actually good for you!  The calorie content is not exactly "low" but it is SO much better for you than the originals.  The cake is low in carbs, high in protein and filled with healthy fats.  And the best part, it is moist and simply delicious!


Healthy Chocolate Mug Cake with Peanut Butter Filling

Ingredients
1 Scoop of Chocolate Protein Powder
1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp sugar or sugar substitute
1/4 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1 egg white
2 Tbsp Almond Milk
1 Tbsp Peanut Butter

Directions
1.  Add all the ingredients (but the peanut butter) into a mug and mix until it is smooth.

2. Drop the scoop of peanut butter into the center of the mixture and cover with the batter.

3. Place mug into microwave for 1 minute.  You might need to pause microwave in the middle of the cooking process to stop it from overflowing.  If this happens, simple push down the cake and resume cooking.

Happy Guilt Free Eating!!!

34 comments:

  1. So glad I saw this as I am making my grocery list. I can not wait to try it.

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  2. OMG--no those look gastric bypass friendly too!!! YUMMYYYYY!! thanks for sharing!

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  3. Yours is the first healthy one I've found, so thank you!

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  4. Never thought about trying to making something this sweet actually be a healthy. Looks good!

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  5. Simply delicious and healthy in the same sentence? Where are my ingredients? :)

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  6. Oh yum. This has got me hungry!

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  7. THANK YOU! I've never seen a healthy version!

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  8. gahh, I have everything except the cocoa powder!!! I cant wait to try this!

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  9. It's funny (but awesome!) to see healthy, chocolate and peanut butter all in the same sentence. Looks delicious!

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  10. Mug cake is THE BEST!!! It's super easy and sooo yummy - LOVE that this one is healthy!

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  11. oh my goodness I am drooling! Cake in a mug? Gotta try it!

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  12. This looks SO GOOD! I shared it on Facebook and I am pinning for later. Yum! :P

    Dawn

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  13. Oh noooo that looks SO good! Now I am hungry for some LOL.

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  14. This looks and sounds delicious!

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  15. Looks delicious! I would so love to try some. I am sure it tastes great.

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  16. Looks yummy! I love cake this would be the way to have it with less guilt, thanks for sharing.

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  17. These look soooo good. I pinned for future reference, but "future" is like... tomorrow.... thanks so much for the great recipe!

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  18. What kind of protein powder do you use?

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    1. I used a chocolate flavored whey protein for this particular recipe.

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  19. Good GOD this sounds delicious! Am putting this on my To Try list. Thanks :-)

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  20. I just made these last night and had to double check that I didn't do anything wrong. Mine tasted awful! My husband and I finally decided it was the baking soda that was to blame - it seems like kind of a lot for such a small finished product. Every bite tasted like medicine. Has anyone else actually tried it and had it work? Did I do something wrong??

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    1. Mine came out horrific too. We tried it several different ways. Mine reminded me of eating a fiber bar. :/

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  21. This recipe looks terrific, but I am basically a food addict. My fear would be that I would want to make it too often or eat too much of it which would then lead to getting back into the really bad stuff. I find it safer and easier just to avoid this type of treat. A dish of fresh berries with homemade whipped cream is my special treat.

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  22. I am going to have to compare this to the regular mug cake recipe to see what the difference is that made it taste awful for Kim. I have all the ingredients at home to try it except for the almond milk and I think I would just substitute regular milk.

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  23. What size is your scoop for the protein powder? Does it matter? I have several brands of protein powder with different size scoops for each, with different ratios of the amino acids in each as well. -J

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  24. Ok, I downloaded this and now how do I add it to my toolbar. Can't find it there?

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  25. To Kim....don't know if this is why, but I know if I try to eat "healthy" sweets when I have been eating regular sweets...they do not taste good. If I have been off of sugar for a while and then try the healthy sweets...they taste better. Sugar affects your taste sense. All foods taste better when not eating "lots" of sugar. It is impossible to not eat "any" sugar. But I know when I cut way back on the sugar...everything tastes better. Even "healthy" sweets. Like I said...don't know if this is your situation, and I have NOT tried this recipe. Just giving you a possibility. ;) Donna J

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  26. Looks wonderful but am allergic to peanut butter. hmmm wonder how it would be with sunflower butter.

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    1. u could try almound butter

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  27. After the first time I made this I changed it up a bit and my husband loves it! I added the peanut butter and mixed it in and then mixed in some peanut butter chips to give a little more flavor...threw a few on top before I put in microwave. If you mix them all in they all settle at the bottom. I also added the whole egg not just the white. Maybe not as good for you but it is a great high protein snack and tastes great. I also used baking powder instead of soda.

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  28. Can you list the nutrients and calories and if you could let us know the size of the scoop you used. Would it work to put whole wheat flour instead of the protein?

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  29. How many calories?

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