Mocha Chip Protein Cake 1

Mocha Chip Protein Cake

Serves: 6

Happy Friday! I hope you have had a great week and have some fun things planned for the weekend! This weekend (tomorrow specifically) is a BIG day for my cousin, Maria. She is graduating college with a degree in Public Health! Maria is the 4th in line of  5 grand daughters in the family. If you remember last August, we enjoyed a fabulous trip together! Maria and I have always been close,despite our 10yr age difference, but have become extremely close over the last year or so. I feel like she is a mini me, which we obviously know is a great thing! 😉 JK She is into nutrition and fitness just as much as I am! We are always talking about workouts, meal plans, etc! Plus all the normal girly, cousin stuff! She just started her first job in the fitness field a week ago as a Health Fitness Specialist and I couldn’t be more proud! She is on a mission to change the world of health, so I know we will have another FitFluential Ambassador on our hands soon!

So, what better way to celebrate any special occasion than with cake! And of course, a protein cake because that goes hand in hand with her love of nutrition and fitness! So, let me first say a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Maria because, even though she hasn’t officially graduated yet, she has! She passed all her classes and will be walking across that stage tomorrow! 🙂

I hope you enjoy this recipe…..and your weekend! 🙂

Mocha Chip Protein Cake 3

Mocha Chip Protein Cake 5

Fit Ingredients

  • 1/2c (56g) coconut flour
  • 2.5 scoops (75g) chocolate whey protein powder
  • 1/2c baking stevia (add more or less to taste)
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 1/2c + 2 tbs (148g) liquid egg whites
  • 1 tbs (14g) coconut oil
  • 1 c (223g) apple sauce
  • 1 tbs pure vanilla extract
  • 1.5 tsp coffee extract
  • 1/4c (28g) cacao nibs


  • 8 in cake pan
  • parchment paper
  • non stick spray



1. Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. Line the bottom of you cake pan with parchment paper.

3. Spray the inside of the pan.

4. In a bowl combine your dry ingredients: coconut flour, protein powder, stevia and baking powder.

5. In a second bowl mix together your wet ingredients: egg whites, apple sauce, coconut oil, vanilla and coffee extract.

6. Combine your wet and dry ingredients.

7. Fold in your cacao nibs.

8. Pour batter into your pan and bake for ~25-28 minutes.

9. Remove from oven.

10. Remove cake from the pan and allow to cool on a cooling rack.

11. Top with greek yogurt, mashed berries or just pick it up and eat it like I did 😉

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SOOOOOOO Delicious!!! I actually made this cake for the boyfriend (because Maria is 3.5+ hours away), but somehow it didn’t make it to him! I have no idea how that happened?! ;)haha You snooze you lose! The deep chocolate flavor with the coffee reminds me of mocha chip ice cream I eat during the summer! Yum! It was light and moist too! I am thinking about making 2 of these to make a double layer cake with some greek yogurt frosting in the middle! HEAVEN! 🙂

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Nutrition: (for 1 out of 6 slices)

Calories: 167.7, Protein: 14.7g, Carbs: 13.7g, Fat: 6.1g (5g Saturated), Sodium: 114mg, Fiber: 5g (Net Carbs: 8.7g)

*5g of fiber in a cake?! Yup! 🙂


*Who was the last person in your family to graduate high school or college?

*Are you close with someone much older or younger in age?

*What plans do you have for the weekend?

  • Tammy
    Sarah this looks delicious! I have to ask, though, about lining pans with parchment paper. I have tried this once or twice and had no luck with it. Do you cut the paper to only cover the bottom or do you let it come up the sides too? I struggle with this. Also, why can't you just use a non-stick olive oil spray or coconut oil? I can't wait to try this recipe to share with my spin class next week!
    May 10, 2013
  • Yum this looks good! As I think I said on another comment to one of your recipes I need to buy me some coconut flour! :)
    May 10, 2013
  • This sounds incredible. I bet CLICK Mocha protein powder would be fabulous in it as well!! Have the most wonderful weekend hunnie. Hopefully the weather will be lovely and you can get out and do whatever w/o having to worry about rain!! xoxo
    May 10, 2013
  • Étienne
    Wow this cake looks heavenly. Any udea how I could substitute the apple sauce? I'm on Atkins and sugar isn't my best friend :) Greetings ET
    May 10, 2013
  • Jessica @eatclean_getfitwifey
    ahhh you're killing me!!! making it hard to follow this stripped program!!! I have about 50 recipes i want to try as soon as I am done hahaha!! My best friend is my sister only 5 years younger but she is everything to me!!! congrats to your cousin :)
    May 10, 2013
  • I should try this with the Designer Whey flavors that I received yesterday! Nothing major this weekend, except some runs, yoga, dinner with family friends, and relaxing! Soak up this beautiful weather today! XOXO
    May 10, 2013
  • This sounds delicious! Maybe a Mother's Day treat for myself and my mom :)! Oh, and I made your banana walnut bread that you posted last week...heavenly. That may be my new favorite banana bread recipe!
    May 10, 2013
  • What a cute little cake :D
    May 10, 2013
  • Congrats to your cousin, Maria! I seriously love all the baked goods you post here . . . because I could actually see myself making them since the ingredients are all things I use (and it's so much healthier than other versions)! Have a great weekend.
    May 10, 2013
  • STOP with these yummy recipes!!!!! AND - OMG - mocha chip ice cream was my all time fave when I was a kid back east!!! My grandparents & parents would take us to the local ice cream parlor & I was in heaven! Heavy too but in heaven! ;) LOVE THIS RECIPE! I don't even have a cake pan! ;) I think I would be afraid to make it.. I would have to buy ingredients too! I am thinking about it!
    May 10, 2013
  • Oh how I wish you could live with me so I would be able to taste all your delicious creations! Love anything mocha flavored!
    May 10, 2013
  • looks delicious!! we have no real big plans for the weekend. just catching up on things and taking it easy :)
    May 10, 2013
  • Belenda
    Do you think subbing Greek yogurt for the applesauce might work? I've used that in my red velvet cupcakes and they so moist....just thinking out loud about the possibility ?
    May 13, 2013

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