This high protein chocolate cake has super nutritional values. The perfect fitness cake with protein powder.
This High Protein Chocolate Cake contains no sugar, hardly any fat, but lots of protein: a great fitness cake for those looking for high protein snacks. I topped the protein cake with chocolate cream cheese frosting and some berries. So the cake looks pretty, too!
Taste and Occasion
Unfortunately, you don't get fit from eating a fitness cake alone 😉 . And no one "needs" supplements. But if you need to eat more protein or probably want to, this protein cake is an excellent alternative to the classic protein shake. Slightly sweet, nice and soft, with a creamy topping. And of course, top macros: For the complete cake, it's about 105 grams of protein, 100 grams of carbs, 19 grams of fat and 1,000 calories. Voilá, so here is my delicious chocolate cake with protein powder.
To make the whole cake high in protein and as low in fat as possible, I use different "substitute ingredients" for eggs, butter, and co. On the one hand, i use only one whole egg in the recipe, but two additional egg whites, applesauce or apple-banana purée, and a protein-rich frosting made with low-fat cream cheese. The fitness cake is sweetened only by the (sweetened) protein powder. Here I recommend using high-quality and great-tasting multi-component protein suitable for baking.
I could write that the protein cake tastes brilliantly addictive. But I'll be honest: It's delicious, but no comparison to the regular moist chocolate cake like this. Fat and sugar are flavor carriers, after all. Due to the lack of fat, the consistency of the cake is also somewhat different. But a protein shake is also no gourmet food 😉 . And for the nutritional values, I think the cake with chocolate protein powder is genius! It also is kind of suitable for a balanced breakfast….
How to make the High Protein Chocolate Cake
First of all, preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C and beat two egg whites until stiff. Whisk 1 whole egg with applesauce and almond milk.
Now, mix flour, protein powder, cocoa and baking powder. Add wet ingredients and mix briefly but vigorously to form a homogeneous dough. Fold in beaten egg whites. It's time to pour the dough into a small silicone mold (approx. 7*7 in/ 18*18 cm) and smooth it out. Bake the cake for about 17 minutes - not too long, otherwise, it will be dry. Let cool.
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If you want the cake to "look best", you can cut off the domed side with a large sharp knife and straighten it. Then decorate with frosting. To do this, mix the cream cheese with protein powder and cocoa and spread it on the cake. Decorate with berries as desired and enjoy!
The protein powder should be a multi-component protein, sweetened and suitable for baking. Otherwise, sweeten the dough with xylitol or erythritol as needed.
High Protein Chocolate Cake
- 1 silicone mold small
For the cake
- 3 eggs, medium; of which 2 egg whites, 1 egg
- 4 tablespoons sugarfree applesauce, or apple-banana
- 100 milliliters (⅖ cup) almond milk, or cow's milk
- 100 grams (⅘ cup) spelt flour, type 630
- 50 grams (½ cup) sweetened chocolate protein powder
- 30 grams (⅓ cup) baking cocoa
- ½ sachet baking powder
For the topping
- 200 grams (⅘ cups) low-fat cream cheese, 3% fat
- 20 grams (1 ½ tablespoons) chocolate protein powder
- 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
- berries, for decoration
- Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C. Beat two egg whites until stiff. Whisk 1 whole egg with applesauce and almond milk. Mix flour, protein powder, cocoa and baking powder. Add wet ingredients and mix briefly but vigorously to form a homogeneous dough. Fold in beaten egg whites.
- Pour dough into a small silicone mold (approx. 7*7 in/ 18*18 cm) and smooth out. Bake cake for about 17 minutes - not too long, otherwise it will be dry. Let cool.
- If you want the cake to "look best", you can cut off the domed side with a large sharp knife and straighten it. Then decorate with frosting. To do this, mix the cream cheese with protein powder and cocoa and spread it on the cake. Decorate with berries as desired.
- The complete cake has about 105g protein, 100g carbohydrates, 19g fat and 1,000 calories, depending on the manufacturer and specific ingredient selection, including cream cheese frosting.
- The recipe yields approx. 8 small pieces
- You can add stoned cherries or blueberries to the dough if you like.
- Instead of applesauce, you can also use the banana sauce
If you're in the mood for more fitness recipes, how about my low carb brownies, the homemade protein bars or this kidney bean fitness cake? I developed the recipes for a wide variety of dietary needs. Sometimes low-carb, sometimes clean, sometimes low-fat, sometimes high-protein. And if you can't do anything with all that fitness stuff, bake my super juicy chocolate cake 🙂 .