High Protein Healthy Angel Food Cake

This HUGE cake from blogger The Macro Experiment is packed full of protein while still being low in calories: you really can have your own massive cake and eat it too!

Have you ever found a recipe that is SO amazing that you literally make it on repeat week after week after week? Yup, this recipe is THAT GOOD that I literally make it weekly.  Why? Well first off, it makes a HUGE cake.  A: Who doesn't like cake? and B: Who doesn't like getting to eat a huge cake all by themselves? NOBODY! Ok, maybe someone trying to watch their weight.....BUT! That's why this recipe is so perfect! It literally makes one massive single serving cake for 188 calories...packed full of 38 grams of protein!

AND THEN! The toppings.  Oh, oh the toppings. Since the cake is so low in calories you can glob on whatever toppings you want to make a decadent meal to satisfy your sweet tooth while still staying low carb and high protein.

There is a full recipe at the end of the post but I thought I'd walk you through the process a bit.  Baisically you just have to mix together seven egg whites (from real eggs, not a carton!) 1 tsp cream of tartar, 1 tsp of vanilla extra, and (optional) 2 tbs stevia in the raw. Throw it in a kitchen aid mixer (affiliate link) using a whisk attachment and beat on high for about 3 minutes.  Using a kitchen aid is SO useful, it's really difficult to get the eggs as fluffy as they need to be using only a hand mixer.

You should be able to tell the batter is ready when the egg whites stiffen and form hard peaks

Remove the bowl from the mixer and mix in 17g of protein powder.  I normally just use vanilla flavored protein powder, but you can switch it up to your liking! Mix just until combined, careful not to over mix. 

Spray a 9 inch cake pan (I use this one!) with non-stick spray and then pour the fluffy batter into the pan and smooth out the top.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes until the top is golden and middle of the cake is cooked through - you can test with a tooth pick!

Now comes the fun part...what are you going to top it with?!

It's like a blank canvas just waiting for you to dump on fresh berries, peanut butter, a drizzle of chocolate, some cool whip...whatever you want :)

Most days that I make this cake I eat it for breakfast when I am hoarding carbs and fat macros for a fun treat later in the day (aka wine most of the time hah!!) So I keep my toppings lower calorie.  I like to top with powdered peanut butter, sugar free syrup, fat-free reddi-whip, Gbutter, and I've even topped it with a homemade greek yogurt frosting before! Even when topped with a bunch of goodies though my whole plate of cake is still normally only about 300 calories and packs close to 50 GRAMS of protein.  Wowzas! Start about talking your day off right: a whole freaking cake AND super protein packed. Now you see why this recipe is one of my faves for sure!

Thank you again, Macro QUEEN Cait for introducing me to this epic recipe and letting me share it with you all!

Nutritional Information

The cake alone comes out to about 188 calories with only 4 grams of carbs, 1 gram of fat and 38 grams of protein.

High Protein Healthy Angel Food Cake
This recipe makes a huge cake for amazing macros and you can customize the taste with whatever toppings you want!
  • 7 Large Egg Whites (from actual eggs, not a carton and at room temperature)
  • 17g Protein Powder (I used Vanilla from Women's Best)
  • 2 Tbs Stevia in the Raw
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
PREP: Separate seven egg whites from real eggs (do not use carton egg whites!) I typically do this the night before, store them in a container in the fridge and then let the egg whites sit out on the counter for about an hour to come to room temperature. You can also just set out whole eggs prior to making, but make sure they are room temperature. Combine egg whites, cream of tartar, stevia and vanilla extract into a bowl of a kitchen aid mixer. Beat using the whisk attachment at the highest speed for a few minutes until the egg whites become stiff and have high peaks Add protein powder and mix by hand just until combined Spray a round cake pan and then bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes then top with any toppings you want!
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 Cake


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  4. It's really good at first but after chewing it it unavoidably gets a really weird maybe salty flavor as it softens in your mouth. Any reason for this? It might be that I left the protein powder out.