Low Sugar, Fat Free, High Protein Birthday Cake


Whether it’s someone’s birthday, or you just want an indulgent, delicious, but healthy treat, this high protein birthday cake is for you!! It’s also low fat and low sugar!

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The calories and macros for 1/4 of the cake is 141 calories, 15 grams of protein, 17 grams of carbs and 0 grams fat.

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Light and fluffy, this healthy birthday cake recipe doesn’t have to be saved for a special occasion. In fact, I would make it for dessert any day of the week!

How to make high protein birthday cake

I’ve made this cake several times and swapped out a few ingredients here and there.

I first made a yellow cake, and used cake batter flavoring, which not only tasted good, but also turned the cake very yellow.

After that, I tried it with birthday cake protein powder, and vanilla protein powder. I honestly thought they tasted exactly the same! So, no need to buy a special flavor of protein powder. Just use the vanilla powder (optimum nutrition is the one I used).

I also made the frosting a few times. The first time I tried a new flavor extract I found called, “cream cheese flavor”. I mixed this into my plain greek yogurt and sugar free pudding mix. NOT GOOD!! Seriously, don’t try that at home.

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So, my final recipe included

  • Vanilla extract (not cake batter extract), and the clear vanilla if you want a really white cake.
  • Vanilla protein powder (not birthday cake protein powder, because it didn’t change the flavor at all!
  • Egg whites, beaten till fluffy!! This is key to getting the fluffy, delicious cake.
  • Self rising flour! I’ve been using this a lot, and you don’t have to add anything extra like baking powder to get a rise out of the cake.
  • Monk, zero calorie sugar. I only used 1/4 cup, and honestly, I felt like that was all it needed. However, it’s not too sweet, so if you want to add more, it’s up to you.
  • The frosting was simply my FAVORITE greek yogurt plus sugar free pudding mix combined. (see that post here… I literally eat it every day!)

One last message about the layers- I made the full recipe, and it made two layers of cake in a 6 inch cake pan. You can also make a single layer if you have a large round cake pan, and not the mini ones.

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Easy Low Sugar High Protein Birthday Cake

Made with egg whites, protein powder, and nonfat Greek yogurt, this birthday cake will be the healthiest treat you'll make today!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Calorie, Low Fat
Keyword: healthy birthday cake, low sugar birthday cake, protein birthday cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 141cal
Author: Amy Roskelley


Dry Ingredients


  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar free pudding mix vanilla, white chocolate, or cheesecake

Extra (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon sprinkles


  • Mix egg whites with cream of tarter, vanilla, and zero calorie sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Combine flour and protein powder, and fold it into egg whites.
  • Spray 2, six inch cake pans with cooking spray. Divide cake batter between the two pans. If you don't use frosting, add sprinkles to the top of the cakes before cooking.
  • Bake in 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.
  • Make frosting by combining greek yogurt with sugar free pudding mix.
  • If making layers, cut bottom layer cake so the top is flat. Spread with half the frosting yogurt mix. Lay second layer on top, and spread remainder of the yogurt.
  • Top with sprinkles.



Macros and calories are for 1/4 of the recipe.


Serving: 0.25cake | Calories: 141cal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 0g
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Nutrition Facts
Easy Low Sugar High Protein Birthday Cake
Serving Size
0.25 cake
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. I am gluten free, unfortunately, but do you think I could use gluten free flour mix? I know the GF flour will change the consistency but I am used to that (: If I do this, how much baking powder do you suggest adding?!

  2. I am making this today but only have large eggs, do you know how many large egg whites I would need? Maybe I could measure it in grams on my food scale, so you know how many grams are in 4 medium egg whites?

  3. Mine didn’t rise at all. It’s flat as a board. There’s no rising agent for this, I would suggest adding baking powder. Mine didn’t turn out anything like the pictures.

    1. I’m so sorry this didn’t turn out. Anytime you whip egg whites to stiff peaks it takes a few fails to get it right. Did you use liquid egg whites or fresh eggs? Did your egg whites get whipped to stiff peaks?

  4. Not sure what I did wrong because
    I followed recapie 100% but it did not rise and now I have flat piece of cooked batter, should I add baking powder? maybe flour wasn’t good( i did use self rise)

    1. The liquid egg whites don’t get the stiff peaks that fresh egg whites get.
      Were you able to get it to be stiff? With liquid once, it took me 20 minutes of whipping and the peaks were still pretty weak.

  5. This doesn’t dry out? There is no applesauce or greek yogurt to replace any of the lost fat content. Who can the egg whites maintain moisture?

      1. This recipe is amazing! But the texture is more ‘bread-ish’ like… if I mix in applesauce or Greek yogurt what you suggest for the measurement of either of them? I’m hoping to tweak it and give it a Moist Cakey texture. Thanks for any insight!

        1. Great idea! I’d love to hear how it goes. I would start with just 1/4 cup greek yogurt, and maybe 1 extra tablespoon of flour.
          You can definitely step it up slowly from there.

  6. I am excited to try this but a peanut butter version! Tried the vanilla pudding mix in greek yogurt hack today… GAME CHANGER <3

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