Have your cake, and eat it, too…with low carb frosting. Yes, I am the lamest person I know. Dad jokes all day long… So, this frosting isn’t SUPER high in protein, but the fact that it’s a frosting recipe that has almost 6g of protein per serving, is pretty impressive…so I’m running wiht it.
Anywho, today is my friend Kate’s birthday, and while her party was last week (she made some awesome paleo desserts!), I felt the need for some LCHF/keto cake today. Or, at least a cupcake. And what makes a cupcake infinitely better than a muffin? Frosting. So, naturally, I whipped up some tasty low carb frosting! The addition of the protein is twofold: it makes the texture infinitely more “frosting-like” and it makes me feel like maybe this is healthy, and I’m not just sitting in my pajamas, eating frosting out of a bowl with a spoon.
This is best chilled, so make it while your cupcakes are baking, and then chill it while they cool. Win win. I used a pastry/piping bag without a tip to just make a simple swirl on top. This stuff might be too thick for the tip! The first attempt with a star tip ended with frosting EVERYWHERE. It was a frosting explosion that I had to eat my way out of. : X
Recipe notes for high protein low carb frosting:
- Like I said before, this stuff is a bit too thick to use with most smaller pastry tips. Also, most people don’t have a bag of pastry tips lying around. A perfectly good alternative is sticking the frosting in a zip-top baggie, squishing it into one corner, and snipping off the tip of that corner. Voila – homemade piping bag!
- This recipe calls for both liquid stevia, and a sugar-free, but still sweetened protein powder. If using an unsweetened protein powder, just double the stevia. 🙂
- 1/4 cup (2 oz) quark (or skyr, or Greek-style yogurt)
- 1/4 cup coconut manna/butter
- 2 tbsp crème fraîche/mascarpone cheese (you can also use cream cheese, but it'll be much tangier)
- 1 scoop (~30g) vanilla whey protein
- 5 drops liquid stevia
- With a fork, smash together crème fraîche and coconut manna until thoroughly mixed.
- Stir in quark and stevia completely.
- Add in protein powder, and stir until all powder is incorporated.
- Keep whipping until light and fluffy.
- Chill for 30 minutes in the refrigerator before using.
If you don't have vanilla protein powder, you can use 30g of plain whey powder and add a 1/4 tsp of powdered stevia, and 1 tsp vanilla extract (or 10 drops of vanilla flavored liquid stevia). The consistency will be slightly runnier, but no real difference.