Chocolate Peppermint Protein Cake

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Chocolate peppermint protein cake for one in a white enameled cast iron skillet.

This Chocolate Peppermint Protein Cake for One is just what you need this holiday season!

It’s the perfect breakfast or dessert for one with it’s festive flavors and is oh-so pretty too.

You’ll want this easy recipe to bake on slow mornings or to indulge in during your favorite Christmas movie because it tastes LIKE Christmas!:)

Pretty Christmas cake for one that is low sugar and high protein.

This is random and I don’t know if it’s just me, but whenever there is cake leftover from my birthday I tend to eat it for breakfast the next morning.

I know, I have no self-control. #sendhelp Ha!

Within a few minutes of eating it I feel like garbage because my blood sugar spikes and I am in serious need of protein.

Spoons digging into a healthy holiday skillet cake.

Welp, enter this gluten free Chocolate Peppermint Protein Cake for One.

Say goodbye to unhealthy and sugar-laden breakfasts or desserts because this recipe is heavy on the protein and low on the sugar.

Woot woot!

Holiday flavored cake topped with white chocolate peppermint chips and candy canes.

Here’s your Chocolate Peppermint Protein Cake shopping list:

1/3 cup applesauce

1/4 cup chocolate protein powder (I use Purely Inspired plant-based Decadent Chocolate)

1 egg

1 egg white

2 tsp almond butter

2 tsp coconut flour

2 tsp cocoa powder

2 tsp monk fruit sweetener

1 tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp peppermint extract

2 Tbsp Lily’s white chocolate peppermint chips

Festive high protein breakfast recipe that is dairy free and gluten free.

You may also want to pick up whipped cream and some candy canes. I typically eat as is, but on photo shoot day I topped with whipped cream and crushed candy canes.


Two spoons ready to eat a healthy cake with tons of protein.

If you are curious about my obsession with balanced meals it is thanks to Meredith at The Peachie Spoon. She has taught me so much about the need for high protein, healthy fats, fiber, and starch at each meal. Sometimes you can skip the starch, but most of the time I don’t.

You will be amazed at how much energy you have and how much you DON’T snack when eating a balanced diet. I was always snacking and always hungry.

I was never satiated but after implementing Meredith’s strategy and loose rules like intermittent fasting I am a new woman!

A pretty holiday cake that is also healthy in a glazed cast iron pan topped with whipped cream and crushed candy canes.

You can make the change too by enjoying this delicious dairy free Chocolate Peppermint Protein Cake!

Trust me, you will be satisfied for at least 4-5 hours after eating this because of the 36 grams of protein and healthy fats to keep you full.

If I do get snacky I grab a Built bar. They are a balanced bar packed with protein and taste just like a Three Muskateers candy bar. My favorite flavors are cookie dough, double chocolate, and salted caramel. Use “HappiHomemade” at checkout to save money on every order. 🙂

Have a yummy and Merry CHRISTmas! 🙂

Holiday protein cake surrounded by glittering Christmas ornaments and garland.

Chocolate Peppermint Protein Cake for One

This healthy breakfast cake for one is dairy free and gluten free. Use a chocolate whey or vegan protein powder, eggs, and applesauce in this single serve recipe. Top this easy Christmas recipe with sugar free Lily's peppermint white 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 per meal. Healthy Christmas baking recipes here we come!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: All American
Keyword: cake, chocolate, christmas, dairy free, for one, gluten free, high protein, holidays, peppermint, protein powder
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 415kcal
Cost: $2.00


  • small bowl
  • rubber spatula
  • small cast iron pan or an oven safe baking dish



  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup vegan chocolate protein powder I use Purely Inspired Organic Protein Decadent Chocolate
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white or 2 Tbsp egg whites
  • 2 tsp almond butter
  • 2 tsp coconut flour
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp monk fruit sweetener
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • 1 Tbsp Lily's White Chocolate Peppermint chips


  • 1 Tbsp Lily's White Chocolate Peppermint chips
  • whipped cream (optional)
  • crushed candy cane


  • 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 ingredients until the batter is smooth.
  • Pour batter into greased pan and bake for 25 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 peppermint white chocolate chips on top. Allow cake to cool for 10-15 minutes before you start eating. Top with whipped cream and crushed candy canes, if desired. Enjoy!


Calories do not include whipped cream or crushed candy cane.
I have tried a whey protein powder and did not like the texture of the cake as much. 
Bake times may vary if you use a different sized skillet/pan than a 6″ glazed ceramic cast iron skillet. Be careful to not overbake as the cake will be dry. Bake until top is set and sides are golden brown. 
Using the ingredients in your kitchen versus mine may result in a different cake. I will be honest, the recipe testing has been tricky and extensive. You may need to adjust bake times, or the ratio of wet to dry using the brands of ingredients you have in your pantry. 
Blessings and, as always, let me know how I can help you in any way!  


Calories: 415kcal
Up close shot of two spoons in the ooey gooey cake topped with whipped cream.

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