PROTEIN Sweet Potato Cake Recipe (Healthy)

Protein Sweet Potato Cake Recipe
Written by Derek Howes

This Protein Sweet Potato Cake recipe is rich in flavor, packed with protein, moist, and dense so that it’ll fill you up. The best part? It’s healthy AND delicious!

Here is the recipe:

  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup (2 Ounces) Sugar Free Vanilla Coconut Milk (or Regular Milk/Other Milk Substitute)
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup (122g) Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Sweetener
  • 4 Scoops (120g) Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon (21g) Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon (14g) Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1 Ounce (28g) Pecans
  • 2 Pounds (908g) Cooked/Canned Sweet Potatoes

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:

  • Calories: 1925
  • Fat: 49g
  • Saturated Fat: 19g
  • Sodium: 1090mg
  • Carbs: 232g
  • Fiber: 37g
  • Sugar: 98g
  • Protein: 139g

Take out a large bowl and either a hand mixer or regular mixer. Add all of your ingredients into it aside from half of your Pecans (1/2 Ounce/14g). Mix everything together. Take out at least a 9” baking pan and coat it with non-stick cooking spray. Pour your mix into it and top with a little Ground Cinnamon and the rest of your Pecans (1/2 Ounce/14g). Bake on 350°F/176°C for 60:00-75:00. Mouthgasm!

Tips: Top with cool whip, ground cinnamon, whipped cream, peanut butter, protein frosting, etc!

About the author

Derek Howes

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.

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