Chocolate Chip Cookie Protein Cake

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This post is sponsored by Naked Nutrition but all words and opinions are my own. -Sammi πŸ™‚

At this point it’s obvious, I am obsessed with baking protein cakes. This Chocolate Chip Cookie Protein Cake is straight up DELISH!

Healthy single serving cake topped with sea salt flakes.

This cake tastes like a chocolate chip cookie in cake form and I am here for it.

Eat this cake for breakfast like I do or any meal throughout the day. It would make a yummy dessert too!

Naked Shake Vegan Vanilla and chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Any protein powder will work in this high protein recipe, but my go-to is NAKED Shake Vanilla Vegan Protein Powder. Man oh man does it taste good! It has the perfect amount of sweetness and mad vanilla flavor.

NAKED Nutrition is perfect for busy lifestyles that need a delicious and quick way to supplement their daily protein needs.

There are no artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors. This vanilla shake mix is vegan (pea protein) and certified gluten free with 20g protein, only 5g sugar, 7g carbs, and 120 calories per serving.

Chocolate Chip cookie protein cake for one.

In total, this dairy free Chocolate Chip Cookie Protein Cake has 35 grams protein, 19 grams fat, and 21 grams carbs. You will be satisfied for 4-5 hours thanks to this balanced meal!

Hello happy and balanced blood sugar!

Up close photo of two spoons digging into dairy free protein cake for one.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Protein Cake

1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 scoops NAKED Nutrition Vanilla Vegan protein powder (1/3 cup)
1 egg
1 egg white or 2 Tbsp egg whites
1/8 tsp almond extract (optional, but I love the added flavor)
2 tsp coconut flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp almond butter
2 Tbsp dark chocolate chips (I use Lily’s sugar free)

I also like to add a sprinkle of sea salt flakes when the cake comes out of the oven. It’s the perfect way to enhance the flavor and sweetness of the cake. #perfection

Naked Cookie package with gluten free protein snack inside.

If you are short on time and need an on-the-go cookie fix, NAKED Nutrition has you covered with their NAKED Cookies. They have a variety of flavors including Chocolate Chip and let me tell ya, they are the perfect snack with 10g protein, 1g sugar, and 8g net carbs!

Chocolate Naked Whey protein powder in packaging.

If you prefer whey protein, I have tried their Chocolate NAKED Whey which contains only 3 ingredients: whey protein concentrate, organic coconut sugar, and organic cacao powder. This protein powder is not overly sweet which is nice. When I have mixed it into yogurt I added a little monk fruit sweetener.

For shakes, if you need a little sweetness add some frozen fruit.

Oh, and the chocolate whey contains 25g per serving (2 scoops). I try to eat 30-40 grams of protein per meal to keep the cravings away to these protein powders are so helpful to get me to my goals.

Gluten free cookie cake for one with Naked Nutrition vegan vanilla protein powder.

Are you sold? Ya, I thought so! This is the cake of your healthy little dreams. πŸ˜‰ Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Protein Cake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Protein Cake | This healthy breakfast cake for one is dairy free, gluten free, and low sugar. Use a vanilla whey or Naked Nutrition vegan protein powder (my fav!), eggs, and applesauce in this single serve recipe. Top this easy recipe with sugar free Lily's dark chocolate chips and coconut milk whipped cream if you have it for dessert! Eat this high protein breakfast idea with coffee and collagen for over 40 grams of protein. Or use for a baby's 1st birthday cake!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time21 minutes
Total Time31 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: All American
Keyword: cake, chocolate chip cookie, dairy free, gluten free, high protein, vegetarian
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 428kcal
Cost: $2.00


  • 1 small whisk
  • 1 small cast iron pan or an oven safe baking dish



  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 scoops NAKED Nutrition Vegan Vanilla protein powder or 1/3 cup see notes for other brands of protein powders or whey protein
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white or 2 Tbsp
  • 1/8 tsp almond extract (see notes)
  • 2 tsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp almond butter
  • 1 Tbsp Lily's sugar free dark chocolate chips


  • 1 Tbsp Lily's sugar free dark chocolate chips
  • sea salt flakes or regular sea salt
  • whipped cream optional


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Spray non-stick cooking spray into a 6" diameter round glazed cast iron pan or any oven safe skillet.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together all cake batter ingredients until the batter is smooth.
  • Pour batter into greased pan and bake for 21 minutes. Be careful to not overbake or the cake will be dry. The top should be set and the edges a golden brown.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and promptly place the dark chocolate chips on top. Sprinkle a few sea salt flakes on top too!
  • Allow cake to cool for 10-15 minutes before you start eating. Top with whipped cream, if desired. Enjoy!


When substituting a whey protein powder or different brand of vegan protein powder for the Naked vegan protein, the cake may have a different consistency or texture once baked. Protein powders and baking can be finicky. It may take a few tries before you get the ratios correct OR it may work perfectly the 1st time. This cake is so yummy, it’s worth getting right. πŸ™‚ 
I love the flavor that almond extract gives to baked goods. Almond extract always reminds me of wedding cake which makes me happy! If you don’t have almond extract, just leave it out of the cake no big deal. This protein cake will taste just as good!
Calories do not include whipped cream. 


Calories: 428kcal


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