Kickin’ my craving in the teeth!

I have been craving carrot cake for about a week now.  Let me explain why.

A few years ago we began the tradition of having my In-Laws over every St. Paddy’s day.  I make a crock pot Guiness corned beef, traditional colcannon and (if I do say so myself) some damn good soda bread.  Well this year I decided to make carrot cake for dessert. And that is all I’ve been able to think about.  Now, I’m not about to cook a whole carrot cake to appease this craving…..unless…….

Oh yeah.  You guessed it.

High protein, low fat, low sugar.  Pretty freakin’ awesome (again, if I do say so myself).

Cake:

1c Wheat Bran

88g BSN Syntha-6 Vanilla Ice Cream Protein Powder**

2 tsp Baking Powder

4 egg whites

1/2c Unsweetened Applesauce

1/4-1/3 c grated carrots

Frosting:

4oz Fat Free Cream Cheese

3-4 pkts Stevia

Preheat your oven to 350.  Mix up your dry ingredients and toss in the egg whites, applesauce and carrots.  Mix well and pour into a prepared 8×8 pan.  Bake about 30 minutes.  Mix your cream cheese and stevia and spread on top of the cooled cake.

**Different protein powders may require you to add sweeteners or more liquid.  You could also try this with pineapple or mashed banana in place of the applesauce.

Note:  I can’t have nuts because of Lent, but I highly recommend some walnuts in this!

Here’s the stats folks!

(I figured it for 4 servings, cause if I’m gonna have a piece of cake, I want a PIECE of cake!  But feel free to cut it smaller – I’ll throw those stats in too!)

  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 198.6
  • Total Fat: 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 32.3 mg
  • Sodium: 470.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10.0 g
  • Protein: 22.8 g
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 132.4
  • Total Fat: 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 21.5 mg
  • Sodium: 313.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.7 g
  • Protein: 15.2 g
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 99.3
  • Total Fat: 2.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.1 mg
  • Sodium: 235.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.0 g
  • Protein: 11.4 g

If you want to be my best friend right now, I totally understand.

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