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Coffee & Walnut Protein Cake


So continuing with the "favourite things within a coffee shop" theme I thought i'd recreate another classic - coffee & walnut cake. Unlike a regular 500 calorie chunk this one contains just 210 calories a slice & is gluten free too.

Servings: Makes 6 slices

Macros per slice: 210kcal / 14.5g protein / 11g carbs / 11g fat

Ingredients:

Cake:

100g oat flour (blend oats in a mixer until fine)

60g protein powder of choice (I used vanilla but any coffee/caramel flavour works well too)

2 eggs

60g egg whites

50g chopped walnuts

2 shots espresso

15g sweetener of choice (I used Sukrin Gold)

1.5 tsp baking powder

Frosting:

1 shot espresso

50g Sugar free icing sugar (I used one by Sukrin - available in Sainsburys & Tesco)

1 tsp vanilla protein powder

20ml milk of choice

30g extra light cream cheese (I used Philadelphia lightest)

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 180c.

2. Place all "cake" ingredients (except the walnuts) into a food processor/mixer & mix well.

3. Stir in the walnuts by hand.

4. Spray 2 sandwich cake tins with 1 calorie cooking spray (I used Fry Light butter spray).

5. Pour the mix into the tins & bake in the centre of the oven for 15 minutes.

6. Meanwhile make up the frosting by mixing all of the "frosting" ingredients together in a bowl & place in the fridge to "firm up".

6. Remove cakes & place on a wire rack to cool.

8. Spread the frosting onto the top of one of the cakes & sandwich the other on top of it.

9. Cover the top of the cake with more frosting & decorate with extra walnuts (if desired).

10. Slice & eat! :-)

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