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high protein german chocolate mug cake

High Protein German Chocolate Mug Cake

A high protein mug cake packed with coconut, pecans, and naturally, chocolate.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword mug cake
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 Mug Cake
Calories 358 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff


  • 1 scoop (34g) Protein Powder vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp (14g) Coconut Flour
  • 2 pieces (14g) German Chocolate Baking Squares
  • 1/2 C (120mL) Unsweetened Almond Milk or your choice of liquid
  • 1 Tbsp (7g) Crushed Pecans
  • 1 Tbsp (7g) Sweetened Coconut Flakes

Optional Frosting

  • 1/2 scoop (17g) Protein Powder vanilla
  • 1/2 Tbsp (7g) Light Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Walden Farms Pancake Syrup
  • 1 Tbsp (7g) Sweetened Coconut Flakes


  1. Add the baking chocolate and ¼ C (60 mL) milk to a small bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well.

  2. Mix the protein powder, coconut flour, coconut flakes, pecan pieces, and remaining milk (¼ C or 60mL) in a mug or bowl. (If you’d like the coconut flakes and nuts on top, add them at the end of mixing.)

  3. Add the melted chocolate and milk to the remaining ingredients and stir well.

  4. Microwave for 90-105 seconds, watching for overflow depending on the size of your mug or bowl. If the mug cake is close to overflowing, finish the remaining cook time in 5-second intervals.

  5. If you're going to use the frosting, mix the ingredients in a small mug or bowl while the cake cooks.

  6. If you're going to eat the cake straight from the mug or bowl you cooked it in, add the frosting directly on top. If you'd like to flip the cake out like you see in the photos, run a knife around the edges after the cake has cooled for a few minutes and flip it onto a plate.

Recipe Notes

  • Macros are for the cake only.
  • Macros for cake with optional frosting: 482 calories, 43g of protein, 25g of carbs, and 26g of fat
  • Macros for cake with optional frosting and additional 1 Tbsp (7g) pecans: 530 calories, 44g of protein, 26g of carbs, and 31g of fat
  • This is a large mug cake. So, you may want to cut the recipe in half or share with a friend to keep the calories under control.