Chocolate protein cake

Chocolate protein cake


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About this recipe: As most of the desserts I make, this one is a bit of my imagination. I just needed a dessert, but one which is an absolute meal replacer for breakfast or after a workout. Probably, the cake would be just as tasty using plain cream cheese or mascarpone instead of curd, but I wanted it possibly less caloric. It's moist and tastes like a real chocolate temptation!

prashtilova Varna, Bulgaria

Serves: 8 

  • 3 eggs
  • 250 to 300g cottage cheese
  • 3 tablespoons carob or cocoa powder
  • 80g oats, finely ground
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 scoops chocolate flavour whey protein powder
  • 5 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:20min resting  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Beat the eggs in a bowl and add all other ingredients. Put the baking powder in last, and leave the mixture for 20 minutes so the oats can soak.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Grease a 30cm cake tin.
  3. Take a blender and blend the mixture in the bowl until smooth and looking like melted chocolate. Otherwise, it won't become such a dense cake and there will be lumps from the curd. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted near the centre comes out clean, about 20 minutes.

Serving suggestion

You can serve it with cream or ice cream if you want a real indulgence.

Make it healthier

Honey can be replaced by some diabetic sweetener if necessary. You can also add dried fruits and nuts if you prefer.

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Reviews (3)


Not bad,but takes more like 40 mins to cook! After 20 mins it was still seriously gooey! Taste seems ok, better than a lot of other protein cakes I've tried. Gonna tweak it a bit and try again. - 25 Jun 2013


I replaced the cottage cheese with quark and added around a tablespoon of coconut oil which made it nice a moist and squidgy. - 02 May 2014


Was ok. Nothing like a proper cake but as far as protein recipes go it wasnt to bad. Just a bit dry. - 30 Apr 2014

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