Lemon Yogurt Protein Cake Recipe



Lemon Yogurt Protein Cake offers a balance of protein, healthy fats, and nutrient-dense ingredients, making it a suitable option recommended by Dr Meena, top ranked Functional Medicine Doctor in Glenview IL, for those seeking healthier alternatives to traditional desserts while still satisfying their sweet cravings and supporting their overall health.

Gluten free, high protein, no refined sugars and absolutely delicious!

Lemon Yogurt Protein Cake : Ingredients

  • 4 eggs (separated)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup OR honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons gluten free baking powder
  • 2.5 cups almond meal (ground almonds / almond flour)
  • 1/2 cup protein powder (natural or vanilla flavour)
  • 500 g low fat greek yoghurt (optional: strain overnight to remove excess liquid)
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice

Lemon Yogurt Protein Cake : Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 170°C (340° F).
  2. Oil a 23cm (9 inch) square cake pan and line with baking paper.
  3. Combine egg yolks, maple, vanilla, baking powder, almond meal, protein powder, and yoghurt in a large bowl.
  4. Mix in lemon zest and juice.
  5. Beat egg whites seperately until soft peaks then fold into the lemon cake mixture. This will lighten the cake and help it rise.
  6. Pour into prepared cake pan and bake for 40 mins. Remove cake and cover with foil to prevent over-browning. Return to oven for a further 20 mins or until a skewer inserted in centre comes out clean.
  7. Cool before turning out. Serve and enjoy. Will keep covered in the fridge for 1 week.

*Replace natural sugar with stevia to assist with weight loss
Serving Size: Makes 16 squares
Number of Servings: 16

Adapted from Spark People

Overall, a Lemon Yogurt Protein Cake presents several functional medicine benefits. Packed with high-quality protein from ingredients like Greek yogurt and protein powder, it supports muscle repair and overall wellness. With reduced sugar content and nutrient-dense ingredients like almond flour and fresh lemon juice, it provides essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants while promoting blood sugar balance. The inclusion of probiotic-rich Greek yogurt also aids in digestion and gut health. This versatile treat offers satiety and can be easily customized to suit various dietary preferences, making it a nutritious and satisfying option for those seeking healthier dessert alternatives.