Chocolate cake in a mug – who knew? These ready-in-a-hurry moist cakes adorned with antioxidant-rich berries make this dessert a lot less damaging to your six-pack. 


  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup chocolate whey protein powder
  • 2 tbsp almond butter or peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1½ tsp cornstarch


  1. In a large bowl, lightly beat egg and stir in protein powder, nut butter, yogurt, cocoa, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Divide mixture between 2 lightly greased coffee mugs and microwave, one at a time, on high for 1½ minutes, or until puffed and set. Let cool 2 minutes before unmolding.
  2. Stir together frozen berries, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, and cornstarch in a microwave-safe bowl and heat, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes. Stir and heat for an additional 1 minute.
  3. Serve cakes topped with berry sauce.
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