Protein Orange Cake
We love cake, that is for sure! Too bad that almost all cakes are quite unhealthy… Luckily we have a solution. We came up with this recipe because we want healthier snacks. We also decided to add protein to this cake, because for some people it can be difficult to eat enough protein in a day. By adding protein we make the cake more nutritious, so it will be more filling. Now you probably think, protein is only needed when you workout? No, everyone needs protein! It is really easy that people have a deficiency in protein, most of the times you don’t even know it. So don’t be scared when you see recipe which contains added protein powder. If you really don’t want to consume extra protein, you can just leave it out.
Did you know that protein also helps to give a more fluffy texture to the cake? Let’s give it a try!
Ingredients for one small cake:
- 30 grams of whey protein
- 100 grams of whole wheat flour
- 40 grams of yoghurt
- 40 ml of fresh orange juice
- 1 orange
- 6 dried apricots
- a drop of vanilla aroma
- 1 tsp of baking powder
Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius. Clean the orange and grate the peel. Then peel the orange and cut the oranges in slices. First, mix the protein powder, flour and baking powder together. In a separate bowl, mix the yoghurt, orange juice and vanilla aroma. Add the ‘wet’ ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk it together. Add the dried apricots (if they are quite big, then cut them small). Put a baking sheet in a cake mould and add a bit of the batter (NOT everything!). Add some slices of oranges on top of the batter. Then finish the batter by pouring it into the cake mould. Finish the cake with the last slices of oranges. Press the slices of oranges a bit into the cake. Put the cake in the oven for about 30-35 minutes. Keep an eye on it! When the cake is ready, let it cool down a bit before serving.
If you don’t like orange, you can also add other types of fruit!
Nutritional value whole cake:
557 calories – 94.4 g carbohydrates – 4.2 g fat, 1.4 g saturated fat – 39.8 g protein –12.0 g fibre – 17.6 g sugar
Nutritional value per portion (in total 8 portions):
69.6 calories – 11.8 g carbohydrates – 0.5 g fat, 0.2 g saturated fat – 4.8 g protein –1.5 g fibre – 2.2 g sugar
Anna & Marit