Mug Life: “healthy” chocolate cake


It’s almost Valentine’s day aka the commercial holiday that surrounds large masses of chocolate. (That’s my jaded valentine side talking.) I’m not going lie and say that I only want chocolate in February. I basically always want it. Enter: chocolate cake for one.

chocolate mug cake

I had been looking for a mug cake recipe online that didn’t require a bunch of measuring, but also wasn’t filled with sugar. Because I’m lazy when I want cake. (I always want cake) I also didn’t want one filled with sugar, which I know is the entire reason to eat cake in the first place. Such a conundrum. This recipe was born from me wanting a mug cake badly enough to start experimenting and the first time’s a charm, because this baby was good enough to share. Even if you’re not alone on Galentine’s day, treat yourself. Or make two. Two mugs. Two cakes = happy. 

mug cake and tea

Semi-healthy Chocolate Mug Cake

1 mug (or cake holding device like a bowl)

2 tablespoons of peanut butter

½ scoop of chocolate protein powder

1 egg

2 teaspoons of coconut flour

handful of The Good Life chocolate chips

splash of water


  • Mix all together and microwave for about 1 minute. That’s it!


Cheers to chocolate!  ~ Amanda

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