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Paleo 3 Ingredient Protein Mug Cake

The best part about this Paleo 3 Ingredient Mug Cake is that it satisfies a sweet tooth, AND it is healthy.

That was the challenge for me.

I heard my clients loud and clear- WE CRAVE CHOCOLATE!

And no amount of kale chips in the world will make up for that rich, chocolatey flavor.


I totally get it. (although I crave fruity gummies, so that’s a whole other beast)




Well, eat chocolate, of course.

(I bet you chocolate lovers LOVE that answer!)


But how do we keep it healthy?


Well, we keep it with quality ingredients only. Simple and sweet. (literally)

Paleo recipes lend themselves to having quality ingredients ANYWAY.

Here we don’t have to worry about grains or gluten.

We focus on protein and healthy fats and non starchy carbs.



So I began thinking of textures, and how to infuse the chocolate flavor and cake fluff without needing flour or grains.

And after crap tons of research on substitutes in baking…


this is the fabulously, rich and high in protein recipe.


And yes, it is a winner with my 8 year old as well.


For those of you in the ROCKIN’ BODY Society, this awesome after dinner treat is a balanced one Unit snack! (It’s one Unit protein, one Unit premium carbs, and one Unit healthy fat. FREAKIN’ WIN)




Paleo 3 Ingredient Protein Mug Cake

Paleo 3 Ingredient Protein Mug Cake


  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp protein powder (can actually be chocolate or vanilla)
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 tbsp honey **optional
  • 1/2 tsp peanut butter drizzled on warm cake after **optional


  1. In a high speed blender or food processor, pulse the applesauce, egg, protein powder and optional sweetener until a very fine batter is formed.
  2. Grease a small cereal bowl or mug very well.
  3. Pour the batter in there and cook in the microwave for 60 seconds or longer, depending on desired texture.
  4. If you'd like, drizzle some peanut butter over the top of the warm cake, let it cool and ENJOY!
  5. (I literally eat the vanilla version of this at least once a week!)

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