This recipe is a sponsored publish written by me on behalf of Atkins. The opinions, textual content and recipe are all mine.
This is my third Atkins shake recipe. It’s been enjoyable to get artistic with alternative ways to make use of the Atkins shakes! The Atkins Creamy Ice Cream Bites have been enjoyable, and the Low Carb Cinnamon Crunch Coffee Cake Recipe was a HUGE hit! 🙂
This time, I made a decision to bake a low carb chocolate protein cake as an alternative, utilizing the Atkins Plus Protein & Fiber Creamy Milk Chocolate Shake.
Then I received artistic with it and made a layered cake with crunchy toppings utilizing Atkins White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bars. 🙂
The end result…
Low Carb Chocolate Cake Stack with Crunchy-Topping.
This low carb cake could be made with or with out the cream cheese layer, the sugar-free chocolate syrup and the crunchy cookie-like topping.
The recipe additionally makes scrumptious chocolate cupcakes or muffins, that are nice for meal prep, so you’ve a fast breakfast available:
Low Carb Chocolate Protein Cake Recipe
- 11oz Atkins Plus Protein & Fiber Creamy Milk Chocolate Shake (room temperature)
- three Cups Almond Flour
- 2 Large Eggs
- half Cup (eight Tbsp.) Melted Butter
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/four Cup Sweetener*
- half Tbsp. softened butter to grease your pan
- Optional: 2 Atkins White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bars
- Optional: 5 ounces of cream cheese
- Optional: sugar free chocolate syrup
* You’ll need to use the bogus sweetener of your selection. Some of them measure out totally different than sugar, so begin with the equal to 1/four cup of sugar – and sweeten to style from there.
* This recipe works greatest if the Atkins shake is room temperature. If refrigerated, heat them as much as room temperature within the microwave for a number of seconds.
Optional: chop two Atkins White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bars into small items.
This choice is for a crunchy toasted candy topping on your cake, or to make use of in your center layer when you make a layered-style cake.
Preheat the oven to 350 levels.
Grease your cake pan liberally with actual butter.
I used half a Tbsp. of butter to grease two eight x 5.5″ glass dishes.
You could make this recipe in a well-greased muffin pan or with muffin papers, or in a bigger glass dish or non-stick cake pan.
I used these two smaller glass baking dishes to make a layered cake stack as an alternative of a single cake.
Add dry components (almond flour, baking powder, sweetener) to a big mixing bowl. Beat two eggs and soften the butter, then add these to the dry elements.
Stir the combination collectively, then slowly pour within the Atkins Plus Protein & Fiber Creamy Milk Chocolate Shake (at room temperature). Mix on medium velocity till nicely blended and clean.
If it appears a bit lumpy, that’s okay!
It bakes right into a clean and super-moist cake. 😉
Pour your cake batter into the greased cake pan or glass dishes.
If you’re making two layers, pour half of the batter into every pan or dish.
Bake at 350 levels.
A single cake in a regular cake pan may bake for 35 minutes. My two smaller sized dishes have been accomplished in 20-25 minutes. Muffins could also be accomplished in about 15 minutes.
Optional: Spread chopped Atkins Bars on prime about 10 minutes earlier than it’s executed, earlier than the cake units up utterly.
Check it each 10 minutes till the sides are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clear.
Let the cake cool COMPLETELY earlier than slicing or eradicating from the pan.
Optional Cream Cheese Layer:
I exploit Philadelphia 5 Simple Ingredients cream cheese, which is half a carb per ounce as an alternative of two carbs per ounce. I used 5 ounces of cream cheese and warmed it up for about 15 seconds within the microwave to make it “fluffy.”
You can add sweetener to the cream cheese for those who choose, and even stir in sugar free chocolate syrup. Get artistic with it! 🙂
You can simply create a easy chocolate cream cheese frosting by mixing cream cheese and sugar free chocolate syrup.
You can even combine sugar free chocolate syrup (or melted sugar free chocolate chips) with only a little bit of coconut oil to make a pleasant clean chocolate drizzle excessive of your cake.
A sugar free chocolate syrup alone will work, but when your syrup or melted chocolate is just too thick, then coconut oil is a good way to make it creamier and thinner.
Layered & Topped Cake Macros: 5.5 Net Carbs per Slice.
Your macros and carb rely will rely upon the dimensions of your cake servings.
I reduce my cake into 10 giant slices, in order that they got here out to five.5 internet carbs and 406 energy per serving with 15 grams of protein every.
If you narrow it into 12 servings, they might be four.5 internet carbs every – utilizing the identical components and types that I used.
The cake alone, with out the cream cheese layer and Atkins Bar + sugar free chocolate drizzle topping, involves three.5 internet carbs per serving should you reduce it into 10 servings.
The internet carb for 2 servings of the layered cake above rely consists of the cream cheese, chocolate syrup and two Atkins Bars.
The plain cake and my “dressed up version” each have nice LCHF macros with 80% fats and in addition an amazing serving of protein.
You can use the MyFitnessPal recipe calculator to enter your recipe based mostly on the labels of your manufacturers for every ingredient, and what you select so as to add and/or miss.
This deliciously moist low carb cake recipe might be made in several flavors utilizing any Atkins Shake. It can be made into smaller muffins and frozen, for personally-portioned desserts you’ll be able to take pleasure in anytime!
This recipe works greatest in a well-greased glass baking dish.
I’ve additionally made it in smaller (5″ x 5″) glass dishes for particular person muffins you possibly can freeze individually.
The smaller cake above was made with the identical recipe, with an Atkins French Vanilla Shake as an alternative. You can see that original Atkins cake recipe here.
Enjoy this tremendous easy low carb protein cake recipe! 🙂
I stored it actually easy utilizing belongings you in all probability have already got round your low carb kitchen, or can simply get at your native grocery retailer.
I initially used this recipe to make a Low Carb Cinnamon Coffee Cake which was a BIG hit. This chocolate model is nice as properly. 🙂
My recipe just isn’t overly candy, however simply candy sufficient to take pleasure in – and even nice for breakfast! You can sweeten yours to style in fact, should you favor it sweeter or would really like a extra wealthy dessert fashion cake.
Ideas To Try:
As I used to be baking the cake & cupcakes final night time I thought-about all types of choices for the recipe.
You might add unsweetened cocoa and a sugar free sweetener to make it much more chocolatey.
Another enjoyable concept can be so as to add sugar free chocolate chips to the batter.
Have enjoyable with this one. 😉
I look ahead to listening to your concepts for additions, or any modifications you attempt – and the way these end up! *cheers*
P.S. I typically refer individuals to the Atkins website for the Acceptable Foods List. The part one listing is ketogenic pleasant and is strictly what I used to get began consuming low carb. You can even take a look at their website to study extra about The Hidden Sugar Effect – meals that you simply assume are healthy that really flip into sugar when digested. You don’t see the sugars, however your physique does – and ensure you’re avoiding meals that you could be assume are healthy, however aren’t truly as healthy as you assume.
On Atkins, you eat the proper meals, not much less – which I really like! You by no means need to go hungry with a low carb way of life. They have a brand new way of life e-book out by that title: Atkins: Eat Right, Not Less too that you simply’ll love!