It’s been a while since I posted a recipe for you, so I’m here this week with what I am calling the “cakiest” protein cake you’ve probably ever had!
The cake, “Almond Protein Cake”, is based on one of the recipes in Easy Tasty Clean, with a few ingredients switched in or out. When I made this version of the cake I wanted to make something a low in carbs, high in protein and tasty off the scale. I knew my Cherry Bakewell recipe was a winner, but it contains fruit, which is high in fructose, a natural sugar, and I know some of you are very careful on how much sugar you put into your bodies. So what if I took the fruit away, added some extra fibre and some more healthy fats, and made it in a loaf tin instead of a shallow cake tin? Would that work? The answer was YES, so here is the finished recipe! I dare you not to try it.
Easy Tasty Clean’s Almond Protein Cake
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg whites
- 1 small pot (170g / 6oz) 0% fat Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp. almond extract
- ⅓ cup water
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- ½ cup ground almonds
- ¼ cup ground flax seed
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (if you don’t have protein powder you can use 60g / 2 oz oats, oat flour, brown rice flour or wholemeal flour with 1 tsp. vanilla essence but this will lower the protein content and increase the carbohydrates)
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 2 tbsp. stevia
- 1 tbsp. flaked almonds to decorate
Mix all the wet ingredients in a blender, add the dry ingredients (apart from flaked almonds) and blend on high speed for half a minute or so, until combined.
Pour mixture into a pre-greased loaf tin, sprinkle over the flaked almonds, and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180C / 350F / gas 4 for 25-30 minutes, turning half way through cooking time. Slide a butter knife into the cake to test if fully cooked, if it comes out clean it’s done.
Cut into 6 generous slices, serve warm or cold.
This cake contains no sugars to preserve it so please keep it in the fridge and use within 3-4 days.
Nutritional breakdown: 174 calories, 17g protein, 6g carbohydrates, 10g fat (2g of which is saturated but this is from the coconut oil, which is actually a healthy fat too!)
And here’s the finished product! Moist, cakey, dee-licious!!!
Almond Protein Cake. Easy Tasty Clean style.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!!
Until next time, keep it clean and healthy…