The Best Protein Powder Cake

The Best Protein Powder Cake

Make the best protein powder cake with Drink Wholesome.

This low-carb chocolate peanut butter protein powder cake recipe packs a protein punch – about 20 grams per serving! That is not shabby for a dessert. It also can be made in a single bowl in only 15 minutes, and is one of the healthiest cakes I have ever made. I would be lying if I told you that I didn’t have a slice of protein cake for breakfast! The best part is that it is made with Drink Wholesome, which is made with 100% real foods! Enjoy!


-2 cups Drink Wholesome peanut butter chocolate vegan protein powder 

-2 teaspoons baking powder

-1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

-1 teaspoon salt

-1 cup milk

-½ cup vegetable oil or coconut oil (recommended)

-½ cup dairy-free butter, melted

-4 large eggs

-2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a 9-inch cake pan with cooking spray. Add the protein powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to a large bowl and whisk to combine. Add the milk, vegetable oil, butter, eggs, and vanilla to the mixture and whisk to combine. Distribute the cake batter evenly in the cake pan, and bake for 30-35 minutes. Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool completely before frosting. Frost the protein powder cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

Mocha Buttercream Protein Frosting


-1½ cups butter, softened

-½ cup Drink Wholesome peanut butter chocolate vegan protein powder 

-⅔ cup milk

-2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Mix the butter and protein powder until well-combined. Add the milk to the mixture 1 tbsp at a time. Add the vanilla extract to the mixture and mix well. If frosting appears to be too dry, add more milk, one tablespoon at a time until it reaches the right consistency.

*You can replace the butter with coconut oil in a protein cake recipe like this. I have not tried it, but I was told that it works well!

You are reading an article written by Drink Wholesome, a small, local company from New Hampshire. Drink Wholesome has taken a fundamentally different approach to protein powder. We use 100% real food ingredients. Research suggests that these ingredients are better for you than the highly processed additives and protein isolates found in most protein powders. They are also far better tasting as they contain the complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, and other nutrients that make food taste good. Order samples to see for yourself.

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