Who said you can’t eat cake for breakfast?! Paleo Protein Mug Cake recipe.


We used to drink/eat a lot of protein powders, never really bothering to check the ingredient list…we assumed (one should never assume)…seeing as they are produced for people who are generally trying to get/be ‘healthy’ that the ingredients would be just this…healthy! WRONG! When we looked carefully at exactly what we had been consuming, we realised there was a lot of ‘ingredients’ that we couldn’t pronounce. Normally, when this happens at the super market we put the product right back where we found it (or hide it under the shelf to stop others from buying it…!) So that’s exactly what we did. We stopped consuming protein powder and thought that was that, no more protein powder for us!

We were gutted, protein powders were super convenient (our go to snack) and packed full of…well…protein! We just wish someone would make a completely clean + healthy + paleo friendly protein powder…

insert genie theme song (think Alladin)

BOOM! POW! Our friends from 180 nutrition were one step ahead of us and had already developed this dream like protein powder like two years ago (we were so behind the times). It is full of natural products like grass fed whey protein isolate (WPI), flaxseed, almond meal, sunflower kernels, coconut flour, chia seeds, sesame seeds and psyllium husks (we steer clear of the choccy flavour, as it contains cocoa- not cacao – we have the coconut flavour instead and it is really delish).

So our wish came true and what better to way to celebrate but with a cake!

And as the title suggests – who said you can’t eat cake for breakfast? (well, in actual fact, pretty sure our mum used to tell us that we couldn’t eat the left over birthday cake for breakfast…but we live in a total different era now…welcome to the world where cake for breakfast is totally NORMAL) – well this one YOU CAN (and it’s totally encouraged…in fact we have this for breakfast all the time!)

We know you have all been waiting for this recipe and there’s not much else to say about it, except that it rocks. It’s quick, easy, tastes delish and is made with a protein powder that has a list of ingredients we can pronounce (what more could you want for breakfast?!…unless it starts with a Ryan and ends with Gosling.)

Always merrymaking,

e + c


protein mug cake.
Serves 1
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
2 min
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
2 min
stuff you need
  1. 1 serve of protein powder
  2. 1 tbs. raw cacao powder
  3. 1 tbs. coconut oil
  4. 1 tsp. powdered stevia or preferred sweetener
  5. 1 tbs. cinnamon
  6. 1 egg
  7. 1 tbs. water
now what
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Place the mixture into a mug or small bowl.
  3. Depending on your microwave it may take 1-2 minutes until a nice cake forms.
  4. Microwave for 1 minute, stir and check. Cooke for a further minute if required.
  5. Top your cake with raspberries and coconut or anything you please!
  1. You can cook in a 180°C (350°F) oven, it will take 7-10 minutes.
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