A quick and easy protein mug cake recipe.
Mix the cake mix and protein powder in a mug or small bowl before adding the pumpkin and stirring well. The cake batter should be fairly thick. A rubber spatula works great to spread it evenly in the bottom of the mug. (Optional: Add a dash of pumpkin pie spice on top before microwaving.)
Microwave for 75-90 seconds or until the center is solid. (The size of your mug/bowl will influence cook time. It's always better to undercook mug cakes than overcook when they don't contain food safety concerns like eggs.)
Top with fat free whipped cream or a scoop of lower calories ice cream.