Birthday Cake Microwave Cake

Birthday Cake Microwave Cake

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Whether it’s your birthday or you’re just obsessed with all things birthday cake, I think you’re going to dig this microwave cake. In less than five minutes, you’ll have a frosted birthday cake with 27 grams of protein.

A super easy birthday microwave cake recipe with 27 grams of protein that's perfect for both your birthday and the other 364 days of the year.

Birthday Microwave Cake Ingredients

First up, you’ll notice a recurring ingredient on Mugs for Muscles— sugar-free yellow cake mix. I used it for the Pineapple Upside Down Mug Cake as well. As I mentioned in the recipe notes there, I get this mix at Walmart and Kroger.

If you can’t find it in stores, you can click here to use Pillsbury’s locate a store function.

The base cake recipe is essentially the same as the pineapple upside down cake. So if you’ve checked that one out already, you’ve heard my spiel on whole eggs vs egg whites. If you haven’t, all ya need to know is that egg whites give the cake a slight angel food cake texture. For extra fluff, you can use a whole egg.

pineapple upside down cake in a mug

It’s also worth mentioning that your protein powder selection can make a difference in smaller recipes like this microwave cake. If you use a plant-based or isolate protein, it could make the cake tough. I like using a whey concentrate or a blend of whey and casein protein.

The only other ingredient note I have is on Swerve confectioners which I used for the frosting as a powdered sugar substitute. You can use any sweetener you like, even a granular sweetener. But Swerve really takes it up a notch.

If you use a granular sweetener like stevia, you can mix a bit of extra protein powder to thicken the frosting.

If you’re familiar with my recipes from masonfit.com like the chocolate cake protein donuts holes, you know about Swerve. The stuff is amazing and calorie-free. Check it out here.

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Birthday Cake Microwave Cake

A high protein microwavable birthday cake.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword microwave cake
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 1 Cake
Calories 313 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff

Ingredients

Cake

  • 3 Tbsp (30g) Sugar Free Yellow Cake Mix I used Pillsbury
  • 1/2 scoop (17g) Protein Powder vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp (46g) Liquid Egg Whites or 1 whole egg white
  • 1 Tbsp (14g) Light Butter

Frosting

  • 2 oz Fat Free Cream Cheese
  • 1 tsp Clear Imitation Vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp Low Cal Sweetener I used Swerve Confectioners
  • 1 tsp Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Mix all the cake ingredients in a mug or small bowl. (If you'd like the cake to come out perfectly, mix in a bowl and transfer to a mug sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.)

  2. Microwave for 50-60 seconds.

  3. Mix the frosting ingredients in a small bowl. Either flip the cake out and frost the cake or pour the frosting on top of the mug cake and add sprinkles.

Recipe Notes

  • Thanks to the low fat content, the cake will have an almost angel food cake-like texture. For a fluffier cake, use a whole egg instead of egg whites.
  • If you use a granular sweetener like stevia, you can mix a bit of extra protein powder to thicken the frosting.
  • Cake only without frosting: 227 calories, 19 grams of protein, 26 grams of carbs, 7 grams of fat

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A super easy birthday microwave cake recipe with 27 grams of protein that's perfect for both your birthday and the other 364 days of the year.



1 thought on “Birthday Cake Microwave Cake”

  • 5 stars
    Birthday cake everyday. I love this one for my sweet tooth. Very moist and tasty. I added some liquid stevia for more sweetness.

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