Chocolate Orange Protein Cake with Chocolate Icing
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
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Yield: 24
 
This Chocolate Orange Protein Cake is a perfect snack with or without icing. Gluten free and great when you need a chocolate fix!
Ingredients
For the cake
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 2 tsp orange zest (about the zest from 1 orange)
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce (1 snack pack)
  • ¾ cup non-fat greek yogurt
  • 12 packets stevia (or 100 drops liquid stevia)
  • 1½ cups oat flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup chocolate whey protein (or add an extra ½ cup oat flour)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
For the icing
  • 2 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 3 Tbsp lower fat cream cheese
  • 2 cups icing (confectioners) sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3-4 Tbsp milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x11 inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together all the wet ingredients and stevia (eggs through to stevia in list).
  3. Then add in the dry ingredients to the wet and mix in (oat flour to salt)
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour batter into your pan. Bake for 18 or so minutes, until cooked through (may test with a toothpick).
  6. Allow to cool. Meanwhile, mix together frosting (if using)
  7. Spread frosting over cooled cake and cut into 24 squares.
  8. Store in the fridge after 1 day, or freeze for up to a few weeks.
Notes
Nutrition (per square WITHOUT icing)
Calories: 61 Fat: 2.1 g Carbs: 8.4 g Fiber: 1.5 g Sugars: 2.3 g Sodium: 55 mg Protein: 4.4 g
Nutrition
Serving size: 1 square WITH icing Calories: 120 Fat: 3 g Carbs: 18 g Sugar: 12 g Sodium: 90 mg Fiber: 2 g Protein: 5 g
Recipe by Busy But Healthy at http://www.busybuthealthy.com/chocolate-orange-protein-cake-chocolate-icing/