Tuesday Trim Down–Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake in a Mug!

So . . . I was at a loss for today’s topic and decided it was time to hit my “test” kitchen.   A couple of weeks ago I was watching Rachael show and Sunny Anderson was making Micro Mug Desserts! Of course I thought of a way to make this “daily dietitian”-style.   Here she is . . .Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake!

chocl pb cake

This is just waay to cool, I surprised myself!  I was little leery as I put this mixture into the microwave but look, it actually turned out!  AND this was so stinkin’ easy with ONLY three, yes, THREE ingredients!

First, spray a coffee mug with non-stick cooking spray.

spray mug

Beat one egg and add one scoop of chocolate peanut protein powder.  Remember this protein powder from the  Chocolate Peanut Bar Smile!

prot powder

mix eggadd protein powder

Add a drizzle of chocolate sauce.

drizzle of choclate

Pour mixture into mug.

add to mug


Microwave for 2 minutes. All done and flip on a plate. 

mug doneall done

I will warn you, if you stop the microwave in between the baking/cooking (not sure what call it in a microwave) and start it again, it does not  come out very good.  Let it bake for 2 minutes. Drizzle with a teeny tiny bit of chocolate syrup and enjoy!


Try sprinkling some cacoa nibs  for a nutritional boost!  Cacoa nibs come from raw cacao, the starter ingredient for all chocolate!  These little bits are loaded with antioxidants and a super-rich source of magnesium.  Magnesium is essential in keeping cortisol levels (key for proper metabolism) maintained and aiding in digestion.  Since cacoa nibs are are similar to 85-100% cocoa, they are bitter in taste, but if you like dark chocolate, a little sprinkle gives a nice little crunch. You can also buy these nibs sweetened at a health food store.  I found some in bulk, woohoo!

nibs in bagcacao nibs

cacao nibs sprinkled



Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake in a Mug!  (The title definitely needs an exclamation point!)


1 egg

1 scoop Chocolate Peanut Butter protein powder

1 tsp chocolate syrup


Spray a coffee mug with non-stick cooking spray.  In a small bowl, beat egg.  Add protein powder and syrup. Place mixture into mug.  Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Drizzle with syrup and/or add cacao nibs or chocolate sprinkles.


Have this treat for breakfast, snack or dessert! Awesome!