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chocolate cake protein donut holes

High Protein Chocolate Cake Baked Donut Holes

Quick and easy 58-calorie protein donut holes with a chocolate cake spin.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword protein donut holes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 cake donut holes
Calories 58 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff


  • 1/4 C (28g) Coconut Flour
  • 1 scoop (32g) Whey Protein Powder vanilla or chocolate
  • 2 Tbsp (10g) Unsweetened Dark Cocoa
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp (20-22g) Sugar-Free Fudge or Chocolate Pudding Mix
  • 1 Tbsp (9g) Swerve Confectioners or a powdered sugar substitute
  • 1/2 C (113g) Fat-Free Greek Yogurt vanilla
  • 1 Egg

Sugar Coating (for rolling donut holes in after baking)


  1. Preheat an oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.

  3. Add the Greek yogurt and egg to the dry ingredients and stir until you have a giant ball of dough. (I use a rubber spatula and use a folding, pressing movement to incorporate any remaining dry ingredients.)

  4. Once you have the ball of dough, pinch off 8 smaller balls and place them on the baking sheet.

  5. Using your hands (spray them cooking spray if the dough is sticking), roll the balls between your hands until smooth.

  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the donut holes are cooked through.

  7. Allow the donut holes to cool slightly before rolling them in the additional Swerve or powdered sugar of your choice. 

Recipe Notes

  • Each donut hole has 1 Smart Point.
  • For Bowmar Nutrition Protein Hot Chocolate, use 2 scoops (56g) protein powder and keep everything else the same. The adjusted macros with PHC are: 75 calories, 8g protein, 9g carbs (6g net carbs), and 2g fat each
  • For a powdered sugar substitute, check out my stevia protein powder mixture in my Cap'n Crunch Berries Protein Donuts recipe
  • If you have trouble forming the dough into balls, you can use the cooking spray on the hands method or chill the dough in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes. You can also add a bit more protein powder. I've successfully made the recipe with two scoops (64g) protein powder. Though you'll have to work the dough a bit more before forming to ensure all the dry ingredients are incorporated. 
Nutrition Facts
High Protein Chocolate Cake Baked Donut Holes
Amount Per Serving (1 cake donut hole)
Calories 58 Calories from Fat 14
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.5g2%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Protein 5.5g11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.