Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

The snow is finally starting to melt! This sums up what its been like here in the Metro area the past 3 days:

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Sometimes when I come home from the gym, especially when its cold outside, the last thing I want is to do is down a giant cold protein shake. Enter molten lava protein cake. I’ll also have this once in awhile if I’m having a chocolate craving at night.

Here’s the thing with this recipe: If its nuked in the microwave for even a few seconds too long, it gets chewy to the point where its inedible. Mine takes 20 seconds tops. Since all microwaves are different (and different protein powders yield different results), take it out after 10-15 seconds to test it. It still should be gooey on top.

  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 Tbs Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 packet of Stevia (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 1/2 Tbs Water
  • 1 Tbs Peanut Butter

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DSC01416Mix everything but the peanut butter in a small bowl. Pour batter into a mug or ramekin sprayed with cooking spray. Microwave for 10-20 seconds. Push tablespoon of peanut butter to the center of the cake. Eat it right out of the mug or dump it on a plate.

Nutritional Stats:

Cals: 210

Protein: 25 grams

Carbs: 11 grams

Fat: 11 grams

Sugar: 1 gram

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