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Apple Spice Protein Mug Cake

Apple Spice Protein Mug Cake

A healthier, protein-packed way to satisfy your sweet tooth
Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword apples, mug cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 317kcal
Author Craving Something Healthy


  • 1 large apple
  • 2 tablespoons PB2 Performance Almond Protein Powder
  • 4 tablespoons flour wheat or gluten-free
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons milk cows milk or plant milk
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup or desired sweetener more or less to taste


  • Peel and chop the apple into small (1/2-inch pieces). Place them in a ramekin and microwave for 1 minute.
  • Combine the PB2 Almond Protein Powder, flour, baking powder, and allspice in a small mixing bowl.
  • Add the beaten egg, olive oil, milk, maple syrup, and apples, and stir well to combine the ingredients. The batter will be thick.
  • Transfer the batter to a large, microwave-safe mug that holds at least 12 ounces, or two smaller coffee cups that hold at least 6 ounces.
  • Microwave on high for 2 minutes and 30 seconds for the 12-ounce portion, or 90 seconds for each 6-ounce portion. If making the 2 (6-ounce) portions, microwave them individually.
  • Remove the mug carefully, as the handle may be hot. Top with Greek yogurt, chopped nuts, and a drizzle of caramel sauce if desired.


Make sure there's enough headspace at the top of your mug because the cake will rise as it's baking.  Also, microwaves will vary, so keep a close eye on it. Your cake will be done when it pulls away from the sides but it may still be a bit soft in the middle.


Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 326mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 286IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 1mg