Chocolate Protein Cake Balls

Chocolate Protein Cake Balls - a quick treat that is high in protein and grain free.

These amazing chocolate protein cake balls are packed with chocolate in the form of dark cocoa powder, which is rich in flavonoids – an antioxidant that helps fight off free radicals. Cake has never been so good for you!


Are you one of the many who thinks everything tastes better on a stick? Well, I’ll take my cake any way you’ll give it to me, but obviously whoever invented cake pops was in that mindset.

I love these bits of chocolate-y goodness, not to mention this Healthy Hack will give you 6 grams of protein! You can easily pop them on a stick, too, if you’d like. But, if you want to go with convenience, throw these goodies in a ziplock baggie and take them with you on the go. You can even throw them in you gym bag and have a post workout snack you won’t feel guilty about!



*For the footballs, follow the recipe below, but shape 1 Tbsp of dough into a football shape. Once baked and dipped in chocolate, add “laces” with melted white chocolate.


Yields 12 cake balls

Chocolate Protein Cake Balls

Low Fat; High Protein; Low Carb; Gluten Free; Grain Free

10 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp (60 grams) plain brown rice protein powder
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sweetener of choice
  • 1/2 cup (50 grams) macadamia nuts
  • 1/4 cup + 1/8 cup liquid egg whites
  • 1 tsp milk of choice (i.e. cow's, almond, soy, etc.)
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted


  1. ​Mix together protein powder, cocoa, xanthan gum, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and sweetener.
  2. Weigh out macadamia nuts. Blend them in blender or food processor until they becomes a powder/nut butter consistency.
  3. Add nut butter to dry ingredients.
  4. Add egg whites, milk, and extract.
  5. Combine until dough becomes moistened and sticks together when pressed.
  6. Place in the refrigerator overnight for at least 1 hour.
  7. Roll dough into balls. If dough is too crumbly, add milk 1/4 tsp at a time until dough will stick together easily when pressed.
  8. Place balls onto a greased or parchmant paper lined cookie sheet pan. Bake in an already preheated 350 degree oven for 4-6 minutes.
  9. Allow cake balls to cool completely. Melt chocolate chips and dip balls into melted chocolate. Place balls back on cookie sheet and allow chocoalte coating to harden.
  10. Enjoy!

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