Indulge in Delight with this Caramel Cream Cheese Protein Cake
Cake lovers, fitness enthusiasts, and dessert aficionados, unite! We're about to introduce you to a culinary masterpiece that combines two worlds you might never have imagined could coexist: Caramel Cream Cheese Protein Cake. This heavenly creation not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also packs a punch of protein to keep your muscles fueled and your taste buds delighted. So, let's dive into the delectable world of this guilt-free dessert that's perfect for any occasion.
To embark on this delightful journey, you will need the following ingredients:
For the cake
- 1/2 cup (60g) all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup (30g) almond flour
- 1/2 cup of granulated sweetener (any that measures 1:1 with sugar)
- 11/2 scoops (45g) Macro1 ONE Vegan Protein, vanilla
- A pinch of salt
- 1/2 brick (113g) reduced fat cream cheese
- 1 whole egg
- 1/4 cup (60g) unsweetened applesauce
- 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup (50g) caramel chips
For the frosting
- 1/2 cup (113g) reduced fat cream cheese
- 1/2 cup (113g) plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup (60g) sugar free maple syrup
- 2 tbsp (20g) sugar free vanilla pudding mix
Preheat oven to 350F.
Pulse together cream cheese, AP flour, almond flour, cinnamon, and salt. Add egg and almond milk. Blend together until smooth. Add protein powder and blend again until a smooth, thick batter forms.
Add caramel chips and pulse into the batter. Spread into a prepared loaf dish. I used a silicone loaf dish (if using glass you may need to bake slightly longer).
Bake at 350F for 25-30 mins or until a knife comes out clean. Let completely cool.
For the frosting, add softened cream cheese and Greek yogurt to a large bowl. Whisk together until smooth and creamy. Add sugar free maple syrup. Mix again until smooth. Add in pudding mix and stir again until smooth.
Spread over cooled cake. Top with some extra caramel chips if desired. Enjoy!
Yield: 8 slices
Nutrition facts (with frosting): 180 calories, 11 protein, 13 carbs, 10 fat
Nutrition facts (without frosting): 125 calories, 8 protein, 10 carbs, 7 fat
Why You'll Love It:
Protein-Packed Goodness: The vanilla protein powder not only adds flavor but also a healthy dose of protein, making this cake an ideal post-workout treat.
Lower in Sugar: By using alternative sweeteners and unsweetened applesauce, this cake is lower in sugar compared to traditional caramel cakes.
Rich, Creamy Delight: The cream cheese swirl adds a touch of decadence and a delightful contrast to the caramel sweetness.
Suits Various Occasions: Whether it's a birthday, special celebration, or just a mid-week craving, this caramel cream cheese protein cake fits the bill.
Caramel Cream Cheese Protein Cake is a mouthwatering fusion of flavors and nutrition. It allows you to enjoy dessert without compromising your fitness goals. Whether you're a gym enthusiast or simply a lover of delicious cakes, this recipe will leave you craving for more. So go ahead and whip up this delightful dessert for yourself and your loved ones – it's the perfect balance of indulgence and nutrition in every bite!