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Introduction

This cake is sure to impress when you tell everyone it’s a healthy one! Made with mixed fruits, orange zest, cinnamon and marzipan… this is definitely Christmas in a cake!

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Protein Christmas Cake

IngredientsProtein Christmas Cake Macros

Serves: 8
Macros*: Calories 333 kcal, Protein 17.5g, Carbs 41g, Fat 11g

  • 275g chopped mixed fruit (raisins, sultanas, apricots, dates, prunes – some supermarkets do a bag of chopped mixed fruit)
  • 140g Sukrin reduced fat almond flour or oat flour (do not use ground almonds)
  • 2 scoops vanilla whey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • Zest of 1/2 large orange
  • 110g liquid egg whites
  • 1 x 100g pot of unsweetened apple puree

Marzipan

  • 150g ground almonds
  • 100g agave
  • 1 tsp almond extract

Icing

  • 110g Sukrin alternative to icing sugar
  • Water

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the mixed fruit, almond or oat flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla whey and orange zest.
  3. Add the egg whites and apple puree to the mixture and mix well to form a thick dough.
  4. Pour the dough into a cake pan lined with a bit of coconut oil to stop it sticking and smooth over the top to make it even and make sure the batter fills the pan.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until fully baked throughout and leave to cool.
  6. Meanwhile make the marzipan by mixing together the ground almonds, agave and almond extract in a bowl. You want a consistency to be quite thick.
  7. When the cake is cool, press down the marzipan mixture on top of the cake so that it covers the whole of the top of the cake evenly.
  8. Next make the icing by taking the alternative to icing sugar and mixing with just enough water to make a thick paste.
  9. Spread this on top of the marzipan layer to cover the top of the cake completely.

Protein Christmas Cake

*Note: Macros are given per slice of protein christmas cake assuming 8 slices in total.