Protein Black Forest Cake

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"A party without cake is really just a meeting" ~ Julia Child

"There's nothing better than cake but more cake." ~ Harry S. Truman

 "Love is when you have a really amazing piece of cake, and it's the very last piece, but you let him have it." ~ E. Lockhart  


Cake has always been a much discussed and celebrated food item, but this cake, is truly something to celebrate. Don't forgo your health and nutrition goals when it's party time. Here is an amped up version of a black forest cake allowing you to have your cake and eat it too and “Let’s face it, a good, creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people.” ~ Audrey Hepburn


Stay HAUTE and healthy,

Monica

Nutrition Facts:

Serves 10
Serving size: 1 slice
Calories: 177
Total Carbs: 17g
Total Fat: 3g
Protein: 20g

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 cup drained and cooked black beans (You can either use a bag of dry beans and do the whole soak and cook or purchase the no-salt added black beans that have been rinsed and drained) 

  • 1/4 cup of agave syrup

  • 1 cup egg whites  (I prefer using the egg whites from a carton but you may also use the real deal which is equivalent to 8-10 egg whites)

  • 1/2 cup chocolate pea protein powder or chocolate casein (casein is a slow-digesting protein, My favorite is SYNTHA-6 which conveniently comes in Chocolate Cake Batter)

  • 1/2 cup almond milk

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

  • 2 tbsp toffee stevia or your sweetener of choice

  • 1 cup oats (gluten-free or regular)

Topping Ingredients

  • 3 tubs of Greek yogurt (340g)

  • 1 8-oz. tub of Philadelphia light cream cheese

  • 1/2 cup of vanilla casein (or 1/2 cup of vanilla whey with 2 tbsp of coconut flour).
     

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 320 F

  2. Blend all cake ingredients together until they’re well combined and the batter is smooth.

  3. Bake at 320 F (160 C) for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  4. For the frosting, mix all frosting ingredients together until you get a creamy thick batter.

  5. Let the cake cool completely before frosting.

  6. Cut the cake in half horizontally and fill it with frosting. For an additional punch of flavor, coat the middle layer with cherry jam or your favorite jelly.

  7. Frost the sides and top of your cake. Make additional decorations by using a piping bag. If you want, stay true to traditional black forest cake by adding shaved dark chocolate and cherries.

  8. Top with candles——close your eyes, make a wish and. . ."Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”—“Let them eat cake."! ~Marie Antoinett