Cake for Breakfast

Though I love my protein brownie, I’ll be the first to admit that it isn’t for everyone and can be a little dry. (Tip: Spreading peanut butter on top makes it taste even better!)

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.

Protein Cake Ingredients

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.

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Protein Cake


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.

Cake + 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.

Protein Cake


  • 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.

Sadie's Morning Stretch

Ahhh, Feels Good

She’s such a little yogini. πŸ˜‰

14 Responses

  1. Having cake so easily acceptable is DANGEROUS. I wish I had never seen this! haha

    Sadie is so skinny! Are vieszlas naturally lean due to their energy level? She seems like such a fun, energetic dog.

    • Ugh accessible, not acceptable! Whoops!

    • yep, vizslas are naturally extremely lean dogs, but sadie is about 10 lbs. and several inches smaller than the typical vizsla. her mom’s name was tiny & she was about the same size. πŸ™‚ skinny minnie!

  2. Yum!!! Looks delicious!

  3. Looks great! A perfect pre or post workout snack too, I’ll have to try it! Where did you get your pb protein powder?

  4. I am obssessed with these protein cakes lately! I make mine the same way you did (seeing as NO ONE has canned pumpkin in freakin Orlando) and they come out pretty darn good. I’ve even left out the sweetner and used it as a “bread” for an egg sandwich at breakfast. Yummy πŸ™‚

  5. I got my Sadie fix πŸ˜‰

    I love protein cakes! I’m with Therese, no pumpkin to be found in Indiana either 😦

  6. mmmm I think I am going to have to try them. Thanks!

  7. YUMMMERS that looks good, I dont think it would fill me up as a breakfast but snack, oh yeah!

  8. Yum I’m so glad you liked the cake!! It isn’t as moist as real cake but still a good snack! haha

  9. […] made a double chocolate and peanut butter protein cake (courtesy of Miss April’s recipe) with All the Whey chocolate peanut butter cup protein […]

  10. Hey…I just came across your blog today and love it! πŸ™‚ I think we have a lot in common, i’m also 24, love bodypump, and healthy eating/fitness! πŸ™‚ I am married (just married aug. 8) to my high school sweety of 8 yrs and we have a much beloved pup too! πŸ™‚ Cant wait to read more! πŸ™‚ Ps i love those cakes just had one for my snack yesterday!

  11. Oh, I’m absolutely trying that recipe…yum!

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