Quick Recipe: Microwave Chocolate Protein Lava Cake

This past week I’ve been skipping over my smoothies in favor of a different protein-packed snack post-workout. I still love my smoothie, especially after a hot run, but I’ve been craving something different lately. And what I’ve been craving is chocolate lava cake with it’s gooey center.  

Instead of taking the time to make a regular mud cake I took my usual mug cake recipe and adapted it to make it into a mud cake. It satisfies my craving for that gooey chocolate without taking much time. Plus it’s a healthier alternative!


Chocolate Protein Lava Cake


  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I’ve been using Chocolate Brownie Batter from MyProtein)

  • 1 tablespoon dark chocolate powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ cup liquid as needed

  • Fresh raspberries or strawberries (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter (optional)

Mix together protein powder, dark chocolate powder and baking powder. Stir in liquid until combined into a smooth batter. If you’d like some extra craminess, stir in a tablespoon of peanut butter.

Microwave 60-90 seconds, depending on microwave, until outside is firm but inside is slightly gooey. Top with fresh berries and enjoy!


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