3-Layered Chocolate Protein Cake with Vanilla Frosting

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When you think about college, you apply to the best and brightest. When you look for that lifelong soul mate, you raise the bar up a notch. And when you go to buy a house, you set your sights on the neighborhood with great schools and tree-lined streets. Your standards for dessert should be no different. The scoops and scoops of protein make it a smart indulgence that elevates your good eating habits – and never drags you down. Don’t’ worry if it’s not picture-perfect. This cake won’t be hanging around for long.

3-Layered Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Protein Powder Frosting on White Table #recipe | Vitacost.com/blog

Protein Cake

6 scoops (about 150 g) chocolate protein powder
3/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup oat flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. coconut oil
3 eggs
1-1/2 cups water

Protein Frosting

3 scoops (about 75 g) vanilla protein powder
1 cup plain Greek yogurt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and coat 3 round cake pans with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together all protein cake ingredients until smooth and well combined.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pans, dividing evenly among the 3 pans.
  4. Bake approximately 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. While baking, prepare frosting in a medium bowl. Add ingredients and mix thoroughly until all protein powder is well incorporated. Store in fridge until cakes are finished baking.
  6. Once cakes are cooled, spread frosting over one cake round, place a second cake round on top and spread frosting over it. Place third cake round on top and cover with remaining frosting.