3 Ingredient Chocolate Cake

Let’s face it, sometimes all you really want is something that’s easy. Not something that’s got 5 billion ingredients including a pinch of magic dust from Mars, and organic pretty pink flowers sourced only from deep in the Peruvian rainforest.

Admittedly, I am guilty of including some pretty specialist ingredients on occasions. But not today, you’ll be glad to hear. This is the kind of thing that’s do-able when you want something sweet, to curb a chocolate craving, but you just don’t want to be bothered with making anything fancy. Okay so 3 ingredients might be a little bit of a con. But the only other two necessary ones are water and baking powder which I figured kind of comes with the territory with cake..?! That’s my justification anyway.


It’s also pretty good natured in terms of forgetting about it. By this I mean that you can lie on the sofa binge watching Diners, Drive Ins and Dives (triple D fans you’ll know), realise you’ve left it in the oven probably longer than was entirely necessary, and it’ll still be just as good. Another reason why this is designed for those lazy ‘I can’t be bothered’ moods. Oh and it’s only 123 calories, so you can make about 5 and eat them all. Or….make one big one. But I haven’t tried this…yet, so I can’t guarantee it’ll bake the same!

It’s got a fudgy texture, it’s nicely dense. I mean it’s not ground breaking, it’s not going to be placed on the dessert menu of a Michelin starred restaurant, but I was a fan of it so I hope you will be too!

Note: toppings and overly decorating is entirely optional and not necessary, unless of course you have strange hobbies of making food into some sort of food….art?!


  • 15g chocolate whey protein
  • 8g cocoa powder
  • 70g canned pumpkin
  • 2 tsp milk/water
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • additional sweetener, chocolate chips, flavourings etc if desired


  1. Preheat the oven to 175C.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together, add in the wet, mix until combined and scrape the batter into a greased ramekin.
  3. Bake for 20-30 minutes.

Tip: use a different flavoured whey protein for an effortless flavour change. I like using chocolate orange.

Macros: 123 calories, 10g carbs, 13.4g protein, 3g fat, 4.4g fibre, 3.2g sugars (naturally occurring)


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