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Chocolate Protein Cake

An indulgently moist chocolate cake that is packed with protein and nutrition accompanied with a luscious chocolate frosting that makes everything about this cake a juxtaposition between sinful and guilt free
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Decorating Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack, Post Workout
Servings 1 person


  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • 4 inch baking tin or a cupcake tray lined with oil.



  • 1 Egg (large)
  • 2 tblsp Cocoa powder (heaped)
  • 2 tblsp Nut butter
  • 1 tblsp Protein powder * (Pro Tip)
  • 2 tblsp Milk
  • 1 tsp Honey


  • 1 tblsp Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Coconut oil
  • 1 tblsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Milk



  • Mix all the ingredients together until combined and lump free.
  • Bake in lined 4 inch cake tin a preheated oven at 170°C for 12-15 mins until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Frosting & Assembly

  • While the cake cools, warm up the coconut oil in the microwave and add the remaining ingredients. Stir to combine. If you want it thick place the frosting in the fridge until firmer.
  • Remove the cake from the baking tin and spread over the top. After which don’t slice it, bite into it.


*Protein Powder:
I used Nuzest Vanilla Portein powder but they have an excellent Chocolate Protien powder as well which works perfectly with this recipe making it more indulgent.
You could use any protein powder you like as those are my personal preferences. If you don’t have protein powder add 1 tblsp Oat flour to the mixture.