Ube Protein Mug Cake

This Ube Mug Cake is mini dessert heaven! Protein packed and ready in minutes, you can have your cake and eat it too!

ube protein mug cake

Mug cakes make me so happy because they literally go from thought to your belly, in about five minutes.

And they’re so cute and mini!

The portion is perfect for one (AKA no need to share!), plus with this recipe, you get the added bonus of some muscle building protein. Mug cakes are truly the perfect dessert in so many ways!

Ube goodness

Ube is a purple root vegetable with a sweetness like sweet potatoes. My Ube Soft Serve Sculpt+Debloat Protein Powder has traditional ube flavor with a hint of vanilla and all the creaminess of my other protein powders. YUM!

Personally, I love the light purple hue the protein powder gives to every recipe I make with it. If I want an extra pop of color, I add just a couple drops of ube extract, which you can buy from Amazon.

I find that white chocolate chips pair so well with ube! You can add them to so many different kinds of recipe for a little extra sweetness and texture.

ube protein mug cake

Ube Protein Mug Cake

A one-serving dessert that can be ready in minutes! Yummy ube flavor with added protein.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time2 minutes
Total Time7 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Filipino
Keyword: dessert, high-protein, mug cake
Servings: 1
Calories: 252kcal

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  • In a small bowl, whisk together the protein powder, sweetener, baking flour and baking powder.
  • Whisk in the egg, milk and ube flavoring, if using.
  • Coat a mug or ramekin with cooking spray, pour in the batter and microwave for 60-90 seconds or until the cake is nearly set. Top with chocolate chips, if using and a dusting of monk fruit confectioners sweetener.


Serving: 1cake | Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 9g | Fiber: 8g

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Can you make this protein mug cake vegan?

I haven’t tested this for this recipe, but there are a few ways you can try swapping the egg in this recipe. The easiest way is to use about one tablespoon melted coconut oil, applesauce, or mashed banana to replace the egg!

You can also try a flax egg, by mixing 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal with 2.5 tablespoons water. Let it sit for a few minutes to gelatinize before mixing it into your batter!

If you try any of these swaps, let me know how it comes out in the comments!

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  1. Liz says:

    5 stars
    This is the best tasting protein powder I’ve ever had and this made the best protein mug cake I’ve ever made. It’s huge lol and with a spongy texture that’s not too dense. I only had regular milk, sugar, and flour at the time, and it worked great.