Lemon Poppy Seed Mug Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Mug Cake

Do you love lemon desserts? Do you love easy recipes? This lemon poppy seed mug cake is the answer to your prayers! You can make this lemon mug cake in under 10 minutes, it is high in protein, and it is the perfect macro friendly summer dessert.

lemon mug cake

Want to know a story? When I was younger my mom used to make these organic lemon poppy seed muffins from the box for me on repeat because I was obsessed with them. It is scary to admit, but I feel confident in saying that this mug cake is equally as delicious as these muffins, and the protein is much higher, and the calories are much lower..we love to see it!

Lemon poppyseed mug cake ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp vanilla protein powder
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp poppy seeds
  • 2 tbsp almond milk

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What are the macros for the lemon mug cake?

Macros: 175 calories 5.8 fat 16.2 carbs 14.3 protein, you can also search HNFit Lemon Poppyseed Mug Cake in My Fitness Pal for easy logging!

How do you make the best lemon mug cake?

  1. Spray your mug with cooking spray
  2. Combine all of the ingredients and mix together
  3. Microwave on 70% powder for 60-90 seconds (this is going to vary on the Watts of your microwave)
  4. Top with powdered sugar, and lemon zest 
  5. Bonus – top with Squeeze The Day, American Dream Nut Butter, click here for a discount

lemon poppy seed mug cake

How does cake in a mug work?

It is basically like baking a cake in an oven but much quicker and simpler. Keep in mind it will be much smaller than a sheet cake, and keeping it in a mug or small bowl is your best bet, or else it likely will not cook very evenly.

How do you keep the lemon mug cake from overflowing?

To avoid your mug cake from overflowing it is important that you cook at a lower power level. I typically find that cooking at 70% power level does the trick, but you may have to play around with your microwave to find the sweet spot for this macro friendly dessert.

Do mug cakes need baking powder?

Yes, they do. As with any cake, mug cakes need a leavening agent, this high protein mug cake uses both salt and baking powder to help it rise and give it a fluffy cakey texture.

lemon mug cake

How much protein is in this mug cake recipe?

This high protein mug cake has 14 nearly 15 grams of protein in it, and you would never even know. It tastes exactly like your favorite homemade lemon poppy seed muffin you used to enjoy as a kid.

Are mug cakes supposed to be gooey?

Mug cakes may be a little gooey in the center but for the most part, they should be cooked through. If your lemon mug cake is completely runny and undercooked you may need to cook it for a longer time at a lower power level. Overall, it will come down to the ingredients, the power and time cooked of the mug cake that will determine if it is fluffy and cooked, or gummy and gooey.

How do I properly microwave a mug cake so it cooks evenly?

It is very important that you mix up all of the ingredients and microwave the cake at 70% power level for 60 seconds. When you remove the lemon mug cake you will be able to tell if it needs 30 more seconds or if it is ready to be enjoyed.

What can you top the lemon mug cake with?

You can top this macro friendly dessert with many different things, here are some ideas:

  • Lite Cool Whip and Blueberries
  • Squeeze the Day American Dream Nut Butter
  • Melted butter
  • Whipped cream cheese and powdered sugar

high protein mug cake

Other macro friendly desserts you will enjoy:
Tag me on Instagram if you make this high protein mug cake, @haleynicolefit
Yield: 1

Lemon Poppy See Mug Cake

Lemon Poppy See Mug Cake

Do you love lemon desserts? Do you love easy recipes? This lemon poppy seed mug cake is the answer to your prayers! You can make this lemon mug cake in under 10 minutes, it is high in protein, and it is the perfect macro friendly summer dessert.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp vanilla protein powder
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp poppy seeds
  • 2 tbsp almond milk

Instructions

  1. Spray your mug with cooking spray
  2. Combine all of the ingredients and mix together
  3. Microwave on 70% powder for 60-90 seconds (this is going to vary on the Watts of your microwave)
  4. Top with powdered sugar, and lemon zest 

Notes

Bonus - top with Squeeze The Day, American Dream Nut Butter, click here for a discount

Nutrition Information

Yield

1

Serving Size

1 mug cake

Amount Per Serving Calories 175Total Fat 5.8gCarbohydrates 16.2gProtein 14.3g

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