A Microwavable Masterpiece Ready in Under 5 Minutes!
Hold onto your taste buds because we’re diving headfirst into the wonders of my High Protein Chocolate Lava Cake. If you’re as chocolate-obsessed as I am (which is pretty darn serious), then this single serve, high protein, chocolatey delight is about to become your new BFF. And guess what? It’s a breeze to whip up – five minutes, six ingredients, a bowl, and a microwave. Dessert doesn’t get more epic than this!
Picture this: a fluffy chocolate cake, giving you a warm hug from the inside with its gooey center. It’s not just dessert; it’s a sweet symphony.
Confession time – I’ve been on a dessert marathon, making this mug cake almost every day. Can you blame me? It’s not just an obsession; it’s a chocolate revolution. So, buckle up, folks, because your next sweet escapade is just a microwave away!
Macros Per Serving
198 Calories | 28g Carbs | 5g Fat | 18g Protein
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Get ready to elevate your dessert mug cake game with the top highlights of my High Protein Chocolate Lava Cake – a sweet symphony that unfolds in under five minutes, promising a decadent experience for every chocolate enthusiast.
- Quick and Easy: Immerse yourself in a world of instant gratification with a dessert that materializes in under 5 minutes.
- Guilt-Free: Indulge guilt-free in a single-serving delight that won’t compromise your nutritional goals, boasting an impressive 18g of protein per serving.
- Protein-Packed: Witness a protein-packed twist on the classic lava cake, harmonizing speed, satisfaction, and health.
- Only 6 Ingredients: Simplify your dessert cravings with a minimalist approach – just six readily available ingredients.
- Baked in Under a Minute: Experience the magic of the microwave, transforming simplicity into sheer chocolate ecstasy.
Key Ingredients for this High Protein Chocolate Cake
Unlock the secret behind the magic as we delve into the key ingredients of this High Protein Mug Cake. From the nutty embrace of oat flour to the chocolatey prowess of Protein Powder, each component plays a crucial role in crafting this indulgent masterpiece.
- Oat Flour: Unleash a wholesome base with a hint of nuttiness, complementing the chocolate explosion.
- Chocolate Protein Powder: Elevate protein content while infusing a rich chocolate flavor, a dual-purpose superstar.
- Cacao Powder: Intensify the chocolatey goodness, contributing to a robust and indulgent experience.
- Baking Powder: The unsung hero behind the cake’s airy and fluffy texture, a non-negotiable addition.
- Sugar-Free Syrup: Infuse sweetness without the guilt, ensuring a balanced flavor profile for the discerning palate.
- Fat-Free Lactose-Free Milk: Enhance the moistness of the lava cake without compromising on health, a crucial element in the symphony of flavors.
- Sea Salt Extra Dark Chocolate Squares: Elevate your high protein dessert with these decadent chocolate squares, Gatsby’s preferred for an unparalleled flavor profile.
- Powdered Sugar: A finishing touch that adds a delicate sweetness and visual appeal, the crowning glory.
Ready to add your personal touch? Let’s explore some substitution options for this mug cake, where you can swap, switch, and experiment with flavors to tailor this dessert to your unique taste buds.
- Protein Powder: Embark on a flavor journey by experimenting with different protein powder varieties.
- Syrup: Swap sugar-free syrup for maple or agave to explore alternative sweetness levels.
- Chocolate Squares: Delve into the world of chocolate variety by trying different brands and types.
**If there is a sub I haven’t mentioned above, it’s because I have not tested it and can’t speak for how well it would work for this recipe.
Equipment and Tools
Time to gather your culinary arsenal! Discover the essential equipment and tools needed for the swift creation of this Lava Cake. Just the basics needed for this mug cake!
- Mixing Bowl: A small mixing bowl to easily combine your ingredients.
- Microwave-Safe Bowl or Ramekin: Ensure efficient and safe cooking in the microwave, a vessel for chocolate alchemy.
- Coconut Oil Spray: Grease the ramekin for a smooth release of the delectable lava cake, a key step for perfection.
- Measuring Scale: I prefer to use a scale to weigh out all the larger ingredients for a more precise measurement.
With these basic tools and equipment, you’ll be well-prepared to create a gorgeous and yummy delight that will ensure a smooth baking process.
How to Make Your Protein Chocolate Lava Cake
Let’s embark on the delicious journey of creating this High Protein Chocolate Lava Cake. In under five minutes, armed with six simple ingredients, a bowl, and a microwave, I’ll break down the steps to ensure your dessert adventure is a seamless and delightful experience.
Prepare the Batter
Carefully combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl until smooth.
Grease a small ramekin with coconut oil spray, ensuring a flawless release post-microwave, a crucial step in the journey to perfection.
Artfully layer the batter into the ramekin, strategically placing three chocolate squares (Gatsby’s preferred), a thoughtful arrangement for maximum impact.
Bake in the Microwave
Cover the chocolate squares with batter, creating a symphony of flavors, the crescendo in your chocolate symphony.
Microwave the concoction for 30-45 seconds, gradually uncovering a gooey masterpiece, the grand reveal of your culinary creation.
For the final touch, dust the creation with powdered sugar – a visual and gustatory delight, the pièce de résistance.
Choose your battlefield – devour it straight from the ramekin or transfer it to a plate for a touch of finesse, the final act in your chocolate lava cake saga.
Tips and Tricks
Navigate the realm of dessert perfection with my curated tips and tricks. From choosing the right chocolate to mastering the art of undercooking, these insights will ensure your culinary journey is as smooth as the cake itself.
- Chocolate Choice: Opt for Gatsby’s Sea Salt Extra Dark Chocolate for an exquisite flavor profile that is also macro-friendly, a game-changer in your dessert repertoire.
- Undercooking Technique: Embrace a slightly undercooked state (30-45 seconds) for an irresistibly gooey center, the hallmark of a perfect lava cake.
- Microwave Monitoring: Exercise patience – start slow in the microwave, ensuring meticulous attention to your chocolate delight’s progression, the key to achieving perfection.
While the allure of immediate consumption is irresistible, for those with exceptional willpower, store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Reheat the mug cake before serving to recapture the initial warm, gooey perfection, ensuring no compromise on the indulgent experience.
More Dessert Recipes
Who doesn’t love a good guilt-free healthy dessert?? I am all about them, which is why you can find plenty more recipes on my website that I know you will love.
- Protein-Packed Crescent Roll Apple Tarts
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet
- Single-Serve Apple Cinnamon Rolls
- Cream Cheese Pumpkin Loaf
Can I experiment with different types of chocolate?
Absolutely! Dive into the world of chocolate variety by exploring different brands and flavors, a journey to discover your chocolate soulmate.
What’s the reasoning behind undercooking the lava cake?
The slight undercooking is intentional, ensuring the creation retains its gooey, molten center – a hallmark of a perfect lava cake, a secret to be savored.
Can I prepare this dessert in advance?
While the optimal experience is freshly prepared, fear not – leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Just remember to reheat before indulging, a tip to maintain the integrity of your chocolate masterpiece.
Wrapping it up, let’s talk about my High Protein Chocolate Lava Cake – the ultimate dessert flex. Baked in under a minute, it’s not just a sweet treat; it’s a mic-drop moment in the world of decadence.
Imagine the perfect blend of fluffy and gooey, where your taste buds throw a celebration. Join the crew of chocolate dreamers who’ve fallen head over heels for this game-changing dessert. Your sweet tooth deserves this – a moment of dessert perfection.
Don’t snooze on this opportunity; let my Chocolate Lava Cake be your golden ticket to a chocolatey paradise. Your taste buds are in for a wild ride! Trust me; this dessert is not just a craving; it’s a chocolate love affair.
Protein Chocolate Lava Cake
- 15 g Oat Flour (Higher Harvest by H-E-B)
- 15 g Chocolate Protein Powder (Bluebonnet)
- 5 g Cacao Powder (Navitas Organics)
- ½ tsp Baking Powder
- 8 ml Sugar Free Syrup
- 40 ml Fat Free Lactose Free Milk (H-E-B)
- 3 (22g) Sea Salt Extra Dark Chocolate Squares (Gatsby’s)
- Powdered Sugar
- Mix all your ingredients together in a bowl.
- Spray a small ramekin with coconut oil and add in your batter. Stick in 3 chocolate squares. I highly recommend Gatsbys! Not sponsored at all but it’s the best macro friendly chocolate and it tastes delicious. Also recommend Sea Salt flavor.
- Cover up the chocolate squares with batter and even it all out.
- Microwave for 30-45 seconds. Start off slow and continuously check it. You want it undercooked for the best gooey chocolate.
- Eat straight out of the ramekin or transfer to a plate, top with powdered sugar and dig in.
The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe.
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