Protein Black Forrest Cake

Dessert | February 4, 2015 | By

Happy birthday, honey! <3

Since my boyfriend is just a little bit of a fitness freak and even more of a protein freak, there was no other way for me but to make him a protein cake for his birthday. I have never made anything like this before but I decided to give it a try. Anything for love, right? So I found this recipe that I really liked (one of the big pros for it being the low calorie amount per piece) and just went for it. The cake turned out really delicious. Of course it did not taste like the “real” Black Forrest cake (how could it, when it contains almost no ingredients from the original recipe?) but it was super delicious and my boyfriend loved it (which is most important). So all in all, the cake was a success, and that is why I am sharing it with you.

Ingredients:

Cake:

1 cup drained and cooked Black Beans

1/4 cup of dark Agave Syrup

1 cup Egg Whites (from about 5 eggs)

1/2 cup Chocolate Casein

1/2 cup Almond Milk

1/4 cup Cocoa Powder

2 tbsp Stevia (I used the one with 1:1 ratio to sugar)

1 cup Oats

Topping:

340g 0% fat Greek Yogurt (340g)

225g Philadelphia light Cream Cheese

1/2 cup of Vanilla Casein

Shaved dark chocolate (optional)

Low calorie Cherry jam (optional)

Cherry compote (optional)

Instructions:
1. Blend all cake ingredients together until they’re well combined and the batter is smooth.
2. Grease a 20 cm loose bottom round cake tin and preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
3. Transfer the batter into the tin and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
4. For the frosting, mix the greek yogurt, cream cheese and vanilla casein together until you get a creamy thick batter.
5. Let the cake cool completely before frosting. Cut the cake in half horizontally and fill it with frosting. If you would like the cake to taste even more like the “real” Black Forrest cake, coat the middle layer with cherry jam.
6. Frost the sides and top of your cake. Make additional decorations by using a piping bag. If you want to stay true to traditional black forest cake, add shaved dark chocolate and cherries on top. This will add some calories but is totally worth it!

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