Peanut Butter Bomb Mug Cake

So, it’s got to that time of evening where all you’re after is something sweet and chocolatey. You’re scanning the cupboards for something to satisfy your cravings, but nothing’s floating your boat.

Don’t worry, with this deliciously simple mug cake recipe, you can whip up something irresistible in no time at all.

It’s the perfect combination of rich, chocolate sponge and warm, oozing peanut butter. Plus, each one packs in 23g of protein, making this a great post-workout treat to help you hit your daily targets in a super-tasty way.

Warning: once you’ve had a spoonful, you’ll be hooked.


Makes 1


  • ½ tbsp. Impact Whey Protein (Chocolate)
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • 3 tbsp. milk
  • ½ tbsp. 100% Coconut Oil (melted)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter



1) First, add all of the dry ingredients to a mug and mix so that they’re all combined.

2) Then add the milk, melted coconut oil and egg to the mug and stir thoroughly to make a smooth mixture.

3) Carefully place a generous dollop of peanut butter into the centre of the mug.

4) Microwave for 1 minute — it’s really as simple as that! Or, if you’re feeling a bit more indulgent, top with a squirt of whipped cream and a sliced strawberry.

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Nutritional Facts

Amount per serving

Calories 370
Total Fat 25g
Total Carbohydrates 22g
Protein 23g

Lauren Dawes

Lauren Dawes

Writer and expert

Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class.

On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin.

Find out more about Lauren’s experience here.

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