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Molten Lava Protein Mug Cake

A molten lava cake you can make in the microwave, that is packed with protein and can be made in 5 mins. Recipe very slightly adapted from Cleobuttera
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time6 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: molten lava cake, mug cake, protein
Servings: 2
Calories: 440kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 1 scoop Vital Proteins Collage Peptides
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbs cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 egg room temp
  • 3 Tbs melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbs Whole Milk
  • 1 ounce chocolate
  • 1 Tbs water


  • Find a large mug.
  • Mix dry ingredients together in it. (Flour, sugar, salt, protein, salt)
  • Add egg, melted butter, vanilla, and milk, and mix together, scrape the edges to make sure it is well incorporated.
  • Put chocolate on top, don't push it in, it will sink
  • Add a TBS of water
  • Microwave for 1 min 20 second- 2 minutes, until top is springy to the touch, but still slightly wet.
  • Serve immediately.


Every microwave is different, start by cooking it for 1 min 20 seconds, test the top (shouldn't have much water) and add more time in 10-15 second increments until done.
If you don't want to eat it in the mug, spray the mug with no-stick spray, and mix everything in a bowl instead of in the mug. Then after cooking, tip over onto a plate.
Garnish with whipped cream and berries!


Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2.3mg