These Birthday Cake Protein Treats Are A Party In Your Mouth

Few things delight our taste buds—and threaten our clean-eating goals—like a sweet slice of birthday cake. Especially if it’s funfetti.

If you’re counting macros, cutting down on sugar, or just trying satisfy your sweet tooth sans the guilt, cake is pretty much out of the question—right?

Wrong. (Phew!)

These sprinkle-filled protein cake bites are worth celebrating, whether your birthday is tomorrow or 10 months away—especially if you make them with the new limited edition birthday cake-flavored BodyTech whey protein.

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For the cake, you’ll need:

Preheat that oven to 350 degrees before you get crackin’. Combine your birthday cake whey protein, casein, Greek yogurt, cashew butter, eggs, baking stevia, and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl. Mix with a whisk or spatula until evenly combined. Gently fold in as many rainbow sprinkles as your heart desires.

Pour batter into a nine-by-nine inch non-stick baking pan. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until sides start to pull away from the edge of the pan. (Also, a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake should come out clean—protein goodies seem to dry out fast and the somewhat shiny surface of the cake may trick you into thinking it’s less cooked than it is.) Let the cake cool for about 10 minutes on a rack before frosting it.

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For the frosting, you’ll need:

To make your frosting, mix a scoop of the birthday cake whey protein, your vanilla extract, and baking stevia into your cream cheese until even.

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Finish by topping everything off with rainbow sprinkles. Slice into 16 pieces and serve. Extras can be stashed in the fridge.

Each cake bite comes in around: 172 calories, 15 grams carbs, 8 grams fat, 14 grams protein, and 5 grams sugar.  (*for 16 servings total)

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