Applesauce Protein Cake
Sarah Wilkins
Sarah Wilkins
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117 Calories
11 g Carbs
10 g Protein
4 g Fat
Total Time
8 servings

When I got the request to "healthify" Grandma's applesauce cake, I didn't take the mission lightly. After several tries, I finally came up with the glorious dessert I was after. It has all the flavor, half the calories, twice the protein, and a fraction of the sugar of Grandma's original. This sweet-spiced cake is moist and filled with lots of plump raisins and crunchy pecans. This is one recipe I plan to make again and again!


  • 90 g vanilla whey protein powder
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 6 tbsp Pyure organic stevia blend
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp allspice, ground
  • ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup egg whites
  • ¼ cup pecans, chopped
  • ¼ cup (not packed) raisins, seedless
  • ¼ tsp table salt

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  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Add the wet ingredients, and mix until combined.
  4. Stir in the chopped pecans and raisins.
  5. Pour the batter into a 7x5 or 8x6 baking dish lightly coated with cooking spray.
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes until the center is set but a toothpick or knife inserted comes out slightly dirty. (Overcooking will result in an overly dry cake).
  7. Cut into 8 pieces and enjoy!
  8. Store any leftovers in the freezer up to one month, and reheat them right before eating.

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