Nick

Kara

7.12.2010

yum yum yum: Protein Cake

Tonight's dessert - Protein ice cream and Protein cake!   I must say I was a bit iffy about the protein cake when I mixed it up and dumped it into 2 large muffin tins (after I realized I didn't have a small loaf pan). Um.. delicious, it was a great dessert and I didn't feel like I was eating junk!  This comes from Chocolate Covered Katie's recipe here.  Her pictures are so much better too, so check that out!

Here's what I used:

CC Katie's Fudge You! Chocolate Protein Cake
  • 1/4 cup chocolate protein powder (I used Trader Joe's hemp protein powder - all out of Jay Robb or I would have used that).
  • scant 1/4 cup canned pumpkin (I used a bit less than 1/4 c)
  • 1 and 1/4 tsp ener-g egg replacer  (I don't have this so I made a flax egg - 1 T flax + 1/4 c water)
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup water 
  • 2 T whole wheat flour (I added this in since I thought the batter was a little thin!)
I added cinnamon and a handful of chocolate chips. I think the egg replacer or even an egg would have made it less moist but still it was super tasty and the consistency was good. It would probably be even better and more cake like with the ener-g or egg.


I baked in a large muffin tin (two of them) at 350 for 30 minutes, then turned off the oven and kept them in for another 10 minutes.  Next time I'll try the 390 that Katie recommends and maybe use the egg.

+ Strawberry protein ice cream with whipped cream and m & m's

3 comments:

  1. Awwwwwww it looks so cute with the little blob of whipped cream on top. I'm so honored that you made it! Thanks so much for the sweet shout out :) :).

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  2. that ice cream looks AMAZING!!!

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  3. recipe for the cake looks great, nice and healthy!! really makes the egg whites i'm eating right now not seem so tasty.

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