Yesterday when I stumbled across April‘s recipe for a protein cake, I was extremely intrigued. I figured it would be more moist than my protein brownie due to the addition of pumpkin or applesauce and figured starting my day with some cake would be a nice treat!
I combined all of the necessary ingredients and used All the Whey chocolate peanut butter cup protein powder as my base.
I stirred everything up until a thick batter formed. It looked like real cake batter!
After slightly less than 70 seconds in the microwave, my cake was ready!
I loosened the cake with a knife and it popped out quite easily.
The great thing about this little cake is that it’s portable! April recommended spreading peanut butter between the cake halves and taking it as a to-go snack. Yum!
I enjoyed mine topped with Greek yogurt.
The cake was pretty moist, but I think that making it with pumpkin instead of applesauce would make it even more moist. I’ll definitely be making this again soon!
The protein cake kind of reminded me of the five minute chocolate mug cake, but about a bazillion times healthier.
- 1/2 scoop protein powder (15g)
- 1 egg white
- 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tbsp. pumpkin or applesauce
*Note: April’s recipe calls for2 packets of Stevia, but I omitted this since I used a flavored protein powder.
In a microwavable mug, combine all the ingredients and stir well until you have a thick batter. Microwave for 60 to 70 seconds.
Loosen the edges of the cake with a knife, pop it out of the mug and enjoy!
My workout today was pretty decent.
I started with a 10 minute warm up on the elliptical before taking a 30 minute spinning class. After spinning, I still wanted to read more of the latest issue of Cooking Light, so I hopped back on the elliptical for another 20 minutes while folding down every other page in the magazine to mark good lookin’ recipes.
My legs are feeling a little sore today, so I followed up my cardio workout with five minutes of stretching.
You wouldn’t want to see pictures of me stretching since I’m sure it’s highly unattractive, so here are two pictures of Sadie gettin’ her stretch on this morning.
She’s such a little yogini.