Chocolate protein cake

    50 min

    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!


    Varna, Bulgaria
    22 people made this

    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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    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