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  • Writer's pictureJenn Clayton

Protein Cake

Who said you can't have cake on a weight loss journey AND get in protein??!??

14g of protein per slice!! Fudgey and incredibly delicious! You'll never know there's protein in this cake!

Full recipe in video below


  • ¾ cup flour

  • 1 cup Clean Simple Eats chocolate protein powder- to order: Use the code JENN for 10% off!

  • ¼ cup cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup sugar free maple syrup

  • ¾ cup low-fat milk

  • ½ cup non fat plain greek yogurt

  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Ganache Frosting

  • 200 Lily's chocolate chips

  • 3 Tablespoons low-fat milk


  • Preheat oven to 350F and spray a 8” round cake pan with cooking spray.

  • Add flour, protein powder, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt to a medium mixing bowl and stir to combine.

  • Add maple syrup, milk, yogurt, applesauce, eggs and vanilla to a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine.

  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir to fully combine, until smooth.

  • Pour batter into prepared cake pan. Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

  • Remove from three oven and let cool completely before frosting.

  • While cake is cooling, make the ganache frosting. Add chocolate chips to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 15-second increments until fully melted. This should take 45-60 seconds. Once melted add milk and stir to combine.

  • Frost the top of the cake and serve!

8 Slices:

156 calories

3g fat

21g carbs

14g protein

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