Vanilla, Apple and Cinnamon Protein Cake

This cake is quite dry so I would recommend eating it alongside something else (like this berry ice cream). When I did it for the first time I based it on my carrot cake recipe where I used Vitafiber rather than protein powder. I think that protein powder takes a lot less time to cook than Vitafiber. The cake doesn’t taste very strong but I think that the light taste is quite nice. You could also change the type of seeds that you use, swap them for nuts or get rid of them completely.


  • 100g oat bran
  • 80g vanilla protein powder
  • 20g chia seeds
  • 80g grated apple (this is about 1 small royal gala apple)
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 50ml olive oil
  • 1 medium egg, beaten


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius (360 fahrenheit)
  2. Mix the oat bran, protein powder, chia seeds, apple and baking powder in a bowl.
  3. Add the olive oil and the beaten eggs. Mix them into the dry ingredients.
  4. Pour the mixture into a greased and lined baking tin.
  5. I cooked it for 30 minutes but the result was quite dry. I would recommend that you cook yours for 10 minutes before checking it and seeing how long you think is necessary.

Nutrition (1/12 cake):

  • Calories: 42
  • Fat: 1.2g (Saturated Fat: 0.1g)
  • Cholesterol: 13.6mg
  • Protein: 5.6g
  • Sodium: 87mg
  • Carbohydrate: 3.5g (of which 0.8g is sugar)
  • Fibre: 0.9g
  • Net carbs (carbohydrate – fibre): 2.6g


Feedback on the recipe and article are appreciated. Thanks.


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