Protein-Packed Red Velvet Mug Cake recipe with Burt’s Bees™ Chocolate Protein + Healthy Radiance

It all starting the “Summer of ‘84” (and you thought I was going to start singing that Bryan Adams song), when Roxanne Quimby, an artist from Maine, hitched a ride home with Burt Shavitz, a local honey purveyor. They were like two peas in a pod. Roxanne started making candles with unused wax from Burt’s beehives. They made $200 at their first craft fair and went on to make $20,000 in the first year. From candles to lip balm, they have stayed true to a very simple idea: “What you put on your body should be made from the best nature has to offer.”

Courtesy of Burt's Bees
Burt’s Bees has branched off into the protein powder market with Protein + Healthy Radiance. It contains 15 grams of plant-based protein (pea, rice, flaxseed, sunflower, and oat), 1/3 cup of real fruits and vegetables, and antioxidants (Vitamin A, C, and E which help inhibit oxidation) per serving. The powder is non-GMO, 70% organic ingredients, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, with no artificial sweeteners or flavors.

Usually when you think protein powder, you think of a smoothie or protein shake. I wanted to come up with something different, decadent, and delicious. I love red velvet cake and since this protein powder has a chocolate flavor why not infuse it into a single-serving mug cake – fluffy cake and gooey chocolate in every bite. Enjoy!

Protein-Packed Red Velvet Mug Cake by OC Food Diva
Serves 1

1 egg
2 tbsp maple syrup
6 tbsp buttermilk
1 tsp chocolate crème liqueur
1 scoop Burt’s Bees Chocolate Protein + Healthy Radiance
2 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Mix egg, maple syrup, buttermilk, and chocolate crème liqueur in a blender or NutriBullet until blended. Add red velvet pancake mix, chocolate protein powder, and blend until incorporated.
  2. Pour mixture into a large mug (16 oz. size mug) and add chocolate chips. Mix until evenly dispersed.
  3. Put mug on a plate and microwave for 2 minutes. Batter may overflow a little depending on the size of your mug.
  4. Let it cool for a few minutes and serve.
Stay tuned for another blog post using Burt’s Bees Vanilla Protein + Healthy Radiance.

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  1. I saw that Burt's Bees has protein powder now... But I can'thelp but think I am drinking their chap stick LOL!

    1. LOL! It doesn't taste like their lip balm. It just tastes like protein powder. In the mug cake recipes, you can't even tell the protein powder is in it. I hope you try it sometime. :)


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