Hug in a Mug (Protein Cake)

Who says healthy vegan desserts have to be bland? This delicious mug cake is like a warm hug in a cup. Part cake? Part fudgy brownie? Who knows - but it will envelope you with 100% happiness. This is also a fun dessert to let your kiddos make!

Serving Size:   1          Prep Time:   5 minutes         Cook Time:   1 minutes 




  • 1 TB gluten free flour  
  • 1 TB Pea or other Vegan Protein Powder
  • 1-2 TB Coconut Sugar, to taste
  • 1-2 TB Organic raw cacao powder, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder 
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 3 TB Non-Dairy Protein Milk 
  • 2 TB unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 TB Raw Cacao Nibs


  1. Mix all dry ingredients except raw cacao nibs in a microwavable mug
  2. Add in wet ingredients and mix until well blended
  3. Top mixture with Raw Cacao Nibs
  4. Microwave for 45 sec - 1 minute on high. I like the outside of any baked goods a little drier. You can adjust time as needed or based on microwave, but even at 1 minute it was still fugdy on the inside.



- Ok to sub Gluten Free Flour or All Purpose Flour (will not be gluten free) for the Almond Flour 1:1 Ratio

- Ok to substitute Protein Milk for regular Non-Dairy

- Ok to substitute Applesauce for 1 TB flax mixed with 3 TB water (set aside until thickened)

- Ok to substitute Coconut Sugar for Cane Sugar or even Stevia/Swerve/Allulose depending on lifestyle. 

- Ok to substitute Raw Cacao Nibs for Enjoy Life Vegan Chips, or any chocolate chips depending on lifestyle.