One of my biggest nutritional weak points is sweets, chocolate in particular. This chocolate cake recipe has been a lifesaver for knocking out sweets and chocolate cravings. In comparison to a traditionally prepared chocolate cake with chocolate icing, you’ll save over 2,500 calories with this recipe. Even in comparison to a sugar-free prepared cake with sugar-free icing, you’ll save 1,700 calories and add nearly 4x the protein. Here’s the recipe.
Recipe for Low-Calorie Chocolate Cake
Get your notepad ready, because this is a complex recipe if I’ve ever seen one. For starters, you’ll need a sugar-free boxed cake mix of your choice. Additionally, you’ll need 1 can of Diet Coke or other diet soda. And well, that’s it for the cake. Preheat the oven and bake for the instructed time on the box.
Recipe for Chocolate Protein Icing
If the cake recipe was complex, the protein icing is doubly complex. You’ll need four ingredients in total:
- 8 oz fat-free cream cheese
- 2 scoops chocolate protein powder – click here to buy my recommended whey protein
- 1 packet instant sugar-free chocolate pudding mix
- 10 servings of fat-free whipped topping
Use a whisk to blend ingredients to your desired consistency. You can chill this blended icing to thicken the consistency even further before icing the cake. Other ingredient options for your icing might be Greek yogurt (or coconut yogurt for non-dairy), almond milk, and cocoa powder.
Calorie and Macronutrient Breakdowns and Comparisons
Entire Cake Calorie and Macronutrient Breakdown
18 grams of Fat
360 grams of Carbs
24 grams of Protein
Entire Cake with Chocolate Protein Icing Calorie and Macronutrient Breakdown
22 grams of Fat
424 grams of Carbs
96 grams of Protein
Compare to Sugar-free Cake with Sugar-free Chocolate Icing
126 grams of Fat
573 grams of Carbs
24 grams of Protein
And if that’s not easy enough, you can make it in the microwave.
In the video below, I show you how to make a microwave double chocolate cake with only 180 calories, 12 grams of protein, 29 grams of carbs, and 3 grams of fat. The only additional ingredient you’ll need is quick oats. It’s super easy to make and ready in 2-3 minutes.
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