Protein Mug Cake Mix

Delicious Microwavable Cake With 33g of Protein.






$3.00 (NZD)

Protein Mug Cake Mix

NZ Protein's Mug Cake Mix is a delicious microwavable cake with a huge 33 grams of protein per serve. Think mud cake - but made in a mug, and with gains.

We've formulated our recipe to be ridiculously easy as it just needs water and microwaving for less than a minute!

It makes for a great high protein treat and satisfies sweet tooth cravings. Because it's low in sugars and fat you don't even have to feel bad about eating cake.

The protein used is hydrolysed collagen from beef. Collagen is the connective tissue that accounts for up to 30% of proteins in our body.

Collagen is the most important structural protein in our body and the primary protein in connective tissue such as bones, tendons, ligaments and cartilage.

Collagen makes up 90% of connective tissue, 90% organic bone mass, and 70% of our skin and has unique functional properties over other proteins such as whey and casein.

This product does have some carbohydrates from flour. We tried to remove the carbs but the product didn't work, so there are carbs but the sugars are low.

mug cake with chocolate bits


  • It's a protein cake (enough said)?
  • A hot dessert to satisy cravings
  • Big 33 gram serving of protein from collagen which has joint, skin, and anti-aging benefits
  • (An anti-aging* protein cake)?!
  • Low in sugars and fat
  • Quick and easy - just add water and microwave for a minute

Protein Mug Cake Recipe

Our protein mug cake is a ready-made recipe mix that comes in a 68 gram sachet and is quick and easy to make in just three steps.

1. Add the entire contents of the sachet into a mug.
protein mug cake directions step 1

2. Add 65ml of water and stir (don't go over this amount, even though it doesn't seem like much - otherwise it won't work too well).
protein mug cake directions step 2

3. Microwave for 45 seconds on high. Lower powered microwaves may require slightly longer.
protein mug cake directions step 3

Let stand. Contents may be hot.

Please note that this product is processed in a facility that also handles milk, egg, soy, and peanut ingredients.

Rated 4.57/5 Based on 21 customer reviews.

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Soooo yummy! It’s like chocolate self saucing pudding in a mug!
Review by: Phoebe on Thu, Sep 24, 2020 8:12 AM
Convenient and tastes good
Review by: Anonymous on Wed, Aug 19, 2020 3:44 AM
I purchased this a while ago with some other bits and pieces but only got around to having this today..... WOW!!! such an amazing mug cake! it is sooooo fudgy, chocolaty, rich and decadent but only .5gr sugar! amazing! really feels like you are having a 'naughty' piece of cake. 33gr of protein! I am definitely ordering more. totally knocks the sweet craving on the head while being totally satisfied and doing you body good at the same time.
Review by: Megan on Thu, Aug 6, 2020 10:44 AM
Tastes so good and delicious you know that there is a protein in the mug but the chocolate overpowers this.
Review by: Camilo on Fri, Mar 27, 2020 9:56 PM
Love this... wierd texture but I still love it. I cook it a bit longer than recommended however. Can't stop at just one!!
Review by: Anonymous on Wed, Jan 29, 2020 9:15 AM
Yum and a nice treat every now and then!
Review by: Anonymous on Thu, Jan 23, 2020 12:12 PM
Soooo rich and gooey. A definite winner.
Review by: Anonymous on Tue, Jan 14, 2020 10:03 AM
Please sell in bulk!!
Review by: Vinnie on Sat, Dec 14, 2019 11:21 AM
Great product for a late night treat that you can get away with since it has a lot of protein. Great with yogurt and some berry's on top!
Review by: Guy on Wed, Oct 30, 2019 9:58 AM
Tasty goodness
Review by: Colin on Mon, Oct 7, 2019 4:19 PM
Easy and delicious! I have it as a once per week treat.
I hope you are going to make more of these and I'd be interested in buying tubs!
Review by: Serena on Fri, Sep 6, 2019 3:59 PM
I am in love with this product.
Maybe you can sell it in bulk. Like 10 satchels in a box or bag.....
Cause one at a time will definitely not do it for me. its way to yum
Review by: Nicole on Fri, Sep 6, 2019 7:28 AM
My go to dessert :-)
Review by: Jay on Thu, Aug 29, 2019 7:36 AM
yum!!! love this mud cake. so rich in flavour.
better than other brands I have tried so I will buy this again. the protein mousse is also really good too!
Review by: Amanda on Wed, Aug 14, 2019 4:58 PM
I have been very impressed with all of the nzprotein products so far and this did not fail to disappoint. It is rich and chocolaty, but a tad gummy.that may be down to the fact I added a bit too much water. Super yummy for a low calorie snack and I love the fact it has added collagen as well
Review by: GC on Tue, Aug 13, 2019 10:13 AM
Takes different amounts of time in different microwaves so just kept going till I got the right consistency but nomnomnom totally my fave craving buster!! Also paired with the berry protein ice-cream = perfection!!!
Review by: Anonymous on Wed, Jul 17, 2019 1:53 PM
Sadly, this was the most revolting thing I've ever had. It leaves an awful chemical aftertaste, it's not even remotely sweet. It ressembles sugarless cake batter with some kind of dusty pea protein thrown in. NZPROTEIN REPLY: these are a very popular product and for good reason. A very small number of people appear to have mugs/microwaves that aren't hot enough or don't allow enough heat through and the product doesn't work. We suggest using a different mug/microwave in such cases.
Review by: Nicole on Tue, Jul 9, 2019 6:32 PM
First product from NZ Protein that I am disappointed with. Followed the steps mentioned in the sachet but the end result was nowhere like a Mug cake. It was runny and tasted horrible.
Review by: Anonymous on Wed, Jun 19, 2019 3:47 PM
So easy and very tasty. Helps fill the gap especially if you crave a treat. Definitely on my "buy again" list
Review by: Carol on Fri, May 3, 2019 12:00 PM
This is the best protein dessert I've ever had.
Review by: David on Sun, Apr 7, 2019 8:29 PM
This is BY FAR the best mug cake I have ever had. And I'm not just talking protein mug cakes, I mean ALL mug cakes. As soon as I took one bite, my skin cleared, birds outside started singing sweetly, my gpa went up three points, and my third eye opened.

For real though, this is rich and the texture is very smooth - unlike the usual protein baking which has a weird chewy texture. This is great, 100% would recommend. Big ups to the cows
Review by: Anonymous on Sat, Mar 23, 2019 10:18 PM


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Serving size: 68g
Servings per pack: 1

Name Ave Quantity Per Serving Ave Quantity Per 100g
Energy 977kJ 1447kJ
Calories 232 434
Protein 33g 48.9g
Fat - total 1.1g 1.6g
       - Saturated 0.6 0.8g
Carbohydrate 21.9g 32.4g
       - Sugars 0.5g 0.7g
Sodium 558mg 827mg

Ingredients: Hydrolysed Collagen, Wheat Flour, Cocoa (contains Sunflower Lecithin), Baking Powder, Salt, Baking Soda, Flavour, Sweetener (Sucralose)
Contains wheat (gluten)