Protein strawberry vanilla mug cake

Protein strawberry vanilla mug cake

Wow. How can something this simple and quick taste so good and be healthy at the same time? This high-protein dessert takes less than 5 minutes to make and tastes like vanilla custard mixed with sweet strawberries. You have to try it!

Protein strawberry vanilla mug cake

Wow. How can something this simple and quick taste so good and be healthy at the same time? This high-protein dessert takes less than 5 minutes to make and tastes like vanilla custard mixed with sweet strawberries. You have to try it!
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1 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 1 large egglarge eggs
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp erythritol
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp whey protein isolate (unflavored)
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 oz. 55 g fresh strawberries, roughly chopped
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Instructions

Instructions are for 1 serving. Please modify as needed.

  1. With a fork, mix the egg, cream cheese, sweetener, and vanilla together in a mug.
  2. Add the whey protein and baking powder. Mix until combined. If you want a super smooth batter you can mix it with an immersion blender. Add the strawberries.
  3. Microwave on high for 1 minute if you want it to be a bit creamy. If you want it to be more "cake-like", microwave for 30 seconds more. Remove and let it cool for one minute before serving. See the below tip if you would rather use a conventional oven.
  4. Enjoy straight from the mug with a spoon or turn the mug upside down on a plate and remove the mug for a fancier look.

Tips

If you would rather bake your mug cake, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Then, bake for about 12-14 minutes, or until the cake is springy to the touch when pressed in the middle.

You could also use any other low-carb berries of choice, like raspberries or blueberries. If you eat liberal low-carb you can try banana.

You can use frozen strawberries that are microwaved until thawed before mixing with the batter.

Having guests?

Dust it with powdered sweetener and serve it with a dollop of whipping cream and fresh mint if you want the presentation to be a bit more luxurious.

Using flavored protein

If you're using a flavored whey protein powder, you can skip both the sweetener and vanilla extract. Make sure that the protein powder contains low-carb friendly sweeteners. Try to stay away from maltitol, for example, as this has been shown to raise blood sugar and increase insulin response.

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5 comments

  1. Petrina
    Oh my lord that was amazing. I used mixed berries and was delicious!!!
  2. misch
    I found this recipe not good at all. At least it is only a small serve to throw out. Shame, it sounded delicious.
  3. Angela Day
    Hubs and I both say the same thing about this recipe: Yum!

    I used an immersion blender to make sure the batter was smooth. Although I used a really large mug it made a mess by swelling over the sides. Next time I'll use an even larger mug and try monk fruit sweetener.

    Well done, Jill & team!

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  4. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Hubs and I both say the same thing about this recipe: Yum!
    I used an immersion blender to make sure the batter was smooth. Although I used a really large mug it made a mess by swelling over the sides. Next time I'll use an even larger mug and try monk fruit sweetener.
    Well done, Jill & team!

    Awesome! So glad you both love it!

  5. Cassieoz
    Like misch, I was disappointed. I turned it out and the strawberry custard layer was nice but the 'cake' was rubbery and unpalatable

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