Sugar Free Protein Cake with Pumpkin Puree “Icing”

As if my recent obsession with “Mug Cakes” wasn’t bad enough, I have now combined it with my protein powder obsession!

My friends…. prepare yourselves to meet the protein bowl cake!

It all started like this…….

GF Guy and I are in the process of moving. (Yes, we are moving AGAIN. This time, at least, it’s just down the road to a quieter neighborhood with respectful professionals who don’t smoke pot at the community pool and play “Ding Dong Ditch” at 2AM.) I have been slowing packing up the house so as to avoid any last minute scramble. Which was a wonderful idea until I started to make protein pancakes only to find that my spice grinder was in an already taped up box at the bottom of a large stack. (Sigh….) It was okay, though. I have learned to adapt. Survival of the fittest, and all that hoopla. I put on a stiff upper lip, placed my incomplete pancake batter in the microwave, and hoped for the best.

WIN! An utterly delightful breakfast cake emerged from the microwave. Topped with a little Pumpkin Puree “Icing”, it more than made up for the missing spice grinder.

Sugar-Free Protein “Cake” with Pumpkin Puree “Icing”

(Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)


  • 1 scoop Vegan, Plant-Based Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 large, organic Egg, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/3-2/3 cup Water


  1. Combine all ingredients in a glass, microwave safe bowl, stirring until smooth.
  2. Microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes.
  3. Serve topped with pumpkin puree “icing”.

2 thoughts on “Sugar Free Protein Cake with Pumpkin Puree “Icing”

  1. Wow, interesting looking recipe! Just wondering, how much is ‘1 scoop’ of protein powder (preferably in weight please!)?

    Good work on making do with what was handed to you! Sometimes you just gotta put on that stiff upper lip, don’t you?

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