Single serving chocolate cake

You could call this dessert, you could call it breakfast, you could call it healthy, high protein (a high protein meal on here recently?! Shocking, I know) or a midday snack.

It’s whatever you need it to be. It’s chocolate and it’s freakin cute as can be with it’s little lopsided top, isn’t it?

Between this and the pb cookie dough dip, I’ve had two incredibly successful high protein treats that have completely taken me by surprise.

Obviously, this means I’m sure to have some major fail very soon but I’ll take my wins when I can get them.

Smearing this with cookie butter might slightly lessen the health benefits of the recipe but it’s highly recommended nonetheless. I just pretend it’s a nut butter and has protein in it, no need to look at the label and discover the truth. Although, at the rate Ulysses is consuming my 4 jar stash, I might actually have to use real nut butter soon.

If this can be considered part of a clean eating diet, I’m really not sure why it took me so long to jump on this bandwagon. I finish phase 1 of the Livefit Trainer tomorrow and I can honestly say I’ve eaten some of the best tasting foods in the past 4 weeks while trying to “clean up” my meals and yet all the ingredients have just been so simple. From basic stuff like roasted sweet potato wedges in olive oil, salt & pepper to a crunchy, bursting with flavor raw bok choy salad to chocolate cake.

I now understand that whole saying about how it takes 3 weeks to form a habit because I honestly crave veggies and other clean foods 95% of the time now.

This is for that other 5%.

Not a bad way to feed that craving.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Single Serving Chocolate Cake
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Call it whatever you want, there’s chocolate, it’s sugar free and high protein. Enough said.
Author: Gina Matsoukas
Recipe type: dessert, cake, breakfast,
Serves: 1
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate whey protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1½ tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white (or 1½ tablespoons liquid egg whites)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil, melted
  • ½ banana, mashed
  • 2½ tablespoons milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an oven safe ramekin.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl and mix together.
  3. Add wet ingredients and stir together until incorporated.
  4. Pour batter into ramekin and bake for about 30 minutes until cooked through.
  5. Let cool for a couple of minutes before removing from ramekin.
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  1. 1

    These look amazing!

  2. 2

    Ahh I love this!

  3. 3

    I wish I could crave healthy foods :( I used to be so good about it but then started going downhill and never came back up again least this chocolate cake is awesomely healthy and i won’t feel too guilty with it :)

  4. 4

    I will call this whatever you want me to call it as long as it ends up in my mouth. This is awesome, Gina! It looks so stinking rich!

  5. 5

    I am excited for this dessert! I am making this tonight after dinner! I love it and it’s healthy!!! Yum! Thanks Gina for making healthy dishes that we all can enjoy!! Ohh, I am so excited for this one!!! Hubby is going to be jealous!!

    • 6

      I hope you enjoy it! It’s worth the 30 mins bake time instead of the microwave version because the texture really does come out way better!

  6. 7

    looks beautiful!!

  7. 8

    Looks like a much better texture than the standard microwave protein cake recipes! :)

  8. 9

    Love this! Just sweetened by a banana too, healthy!

  9. 10

    This sounds really good! Who doesn’t need chocolate cake in their life? I think I’m going to try this with some Ener-G egg replacer….hopefully it works out!

  10. 11

    Looks delish! As usual! :)

  11. 12

    I made strawberry mug cakes a couple weeks ago and wanted to get around to coming up with a chocolate version and now I don’t need to play around; you did the recipe leg work for me. They look wonderful!

  12. 13

    Chocolate mug cake is like one of my favorite things ever. I don’t eat it nearly as much as I should…I can’t help but put a huge dollop of peanut butter on top every time either. The walnut pieces are probably a lot healthier a route to take…haha

  13. 14

    What a cute little lopsided cake! I usually make single-serve baked goods in the microwave, but I’ll have to fire up the oven for this one!

  14. 15

    this looks great – and i’ve had a chocolate craving all day! I did the first month of the LiveFit and loved it!

    • 16

      Just curious…did you stop after 1 month? If so, why? (if you don’t mind sharing ;))

      • 17

        Sorry Gina, i should have been more clear about that. I started working with a program designed by Christy Allen Fitness. A friend of mine completed the LiveFit Program and she looked fabulous when she was done – she followed everything to a “t”. I was trying to build more muscle, i a needed to continue with a building program.

  15. 19

    I’m a sucker for anything high protein. I’m gonna veganize it and try it. Looks awesome!

  16. 20

    This, smeared with peanut butter, will hopefully smash my PMS cravings and keep me away from a Reeses cup. And I just love the lopsided-ness of it.

  17. 21

    I think you were in my head when you created this — just last night I was thinking how great it would be to have just a single serve of a chocolate cake or something. was craving a dessert just like this and was coming up empty-handed!

    Question – do you happen to have the nutritionals on this bad boy? I’d love to know how much protein it packs! Yummy.

    • 22

      I don’t have the full out nutritional stats on hand but it has about 19 grams of protein. I hope you make it, love when someone else does the work for me to satisfy a craving! :)

  18. 23

    Now I really want this for dessert tonight–I love that it’s sugar free!

  19. 24

    Wow this looks amazing and so fluffy and moist, too. Do you think it would work with almond milk instead of regular milk?

  20. 26

    I think this is the perfect way to kick a chocolate cake craving! The lopsided top is so adorable :] I’m so glad to hear the LiveFit Trainer helped you clean up your diet. I’m loving the program so far, but I’m still having trouble with getting my protein. Something like this would certainly help!

    • 27
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      It has been difficult getting as much protein as the program suggests. I’ve found prepping turkey muffins (and some of the other recipes on the site) at the beginning of the week helpful so in a pinch, I have something to default to. That or chocolate cake ;)

  21. 28

    Congrats on finishing Phase 1. Now you’re on to cardio right? I can’t wait to try these. My biggest challenge is my sweet tooth and this sounds like a good fix!

  22. 29

    OOoo yours looks so good!! I love making these “microwave mug” style. They are so fun to play with and feel sooo decadent!

  23. 30

    And it actually looks moist! Most things baked from protein powder turned into dried up hockey pucks but yours looks phenomenal.

  24. 31

    I love that it’s single serving. I have no self control. Whatsoever.

  25. 32

    Great stuff here Gina! I saw it on Pinterest and am certainly planning on making it soon :)

  26. 33

    Oh man this looks good! High in protein and sugar free… you’ve caught my attention!


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