Cinnamon Danish Mug Cake
Prep Time – 2 Minutes
Cooking Time – 30 – 50 Seconds
Serves – 1 Person
It’s true, I used to drink protein shakes all the time, and I’m not gonna lie, it’s a very convenient way of getting a protein hit throughout the day. You could be out and about and the protein shake will trump the mug cake.
If you are at home, or at work with access to a microwave, there is a much nicer, tastier way to enjoy your whey protein – in my opinion this is a great option for those in a fat loss phase, when eating food is more enjoyable than drinking your calories!
Furthermore, this recipe is incredibly versatile and flexible, you can alter the macros by adding or removing certain elements. It can be as simple as whey protein, water and baking powder – or as complex as the photo attached.
Another reason I love the mug cake is due to it being an awesome replacement for a traditional, high calorie microwave pudding. These puddings can come at a calorie cost of over 400 – 500 calories, whilst a mug cake can be as low as 140 calories.
So, before you hop into M&S to buy your microwave pudding, give this little recipe a chance!
– SIMPLE Method –
- 30g Whey Protein (I used Cinnamon Danish from MyProtein )
- 3 – 5 g Baking Powder (1 tsp)
- 10g Egg White (optional for more volume)
- Stir in mug, adding 60 – 70ml water or Almond Milk place in microwave for 30 – 40 secs. Make sure to keep an eye on the mug cake at this point as it will be rising very fast and you don’t want to make an ugly mess in your microwave.
- Once the cake has risen to the top of the mug, take it out of the microwave and slowly ‘pop’ it out of the mug into a bowl or a plate – you should have a small amount of ‘sauce’ left with the mug cake, this will ensure that it’s not too dry, so be careful not to cook for too long
- Calories – 125 kcal
- Carbs – 1g
- Fibre – 0g
- Fat – 2g
- Protein – 25g
Feel free to get creative and adding toppings to enhance the flavours and add more variety like this one with a banana and Fibre One brownie which you can buy in Tesco.
Macro Breakdown with Banana and Fibre One brownie:
- Calories – 250 kcal
- Carbs – 22g
- Fibre – 6g
- Fat – 5g
- Protein – 27g
^^^ Not bad for a cake right?!
So, if you give this recipe a shot, make sure to let us know what you think!