Protein Birthday Cake Donuts

Protein Birthday Cake Donuts

I donut know about you, but birthday cake flavored anything is my go to πŸŽ‚ πŸ’– and these 70 CAL high protein donuts are def worth celebrating πŸ₯³

These taste EXACTLY like the yellow cake box mix! My birthday cake cookies were such a hit that I decided to turn them into donuts🍩


  • Applesauce- keeps the cookies moist and rich without all of the butter! Helps add sweetness along with fiber, vitamin C, and other nutrients.
  • Greek yogurt- helps bind the cookies and adds protein.
  • Monkfruit- acts as a sugar replacement without the calories and spike in blood sugar. You can replace with any granulated sweetener, but it will affect nutritional value unless it’s a zero calorie alternative.
  • Eggs- help create structure in the cookies and the yolks add to the cake batter taste. Can replace with just egg whites or flax egg but won’t achieve same results.
  • Vanilla extract- adds flavor; not necessary, but it is a birthday cake staple!
  • Coconut flour- probably my favorite flour! It has a high protein and fiber content, and is super absorbent, meaning you need less of it (this ingredient is very difficult to substitute).
  • Flour- Can use pretty much any flour (I used whole wheat but can use AP, oat, GF, cassava)
  • Baking soda- leavening agent that helps the cookies rise.
  • Salt- brings out the flavor and helps balance out the sweet.
  • Protein powder- the star of the show in this recipe! I used the Pescience cake pop protein powder. The whey/casein blend is ideal for baking since casein helps thicken the cookie and give it a better texture. You can replace with another protein but the birthday cake flavor won’t be prominent and the texture won’t be the same.
  • Sprinkles- optional, but adds color and completes the birthday cake vibe.


(makes about 12 donuts)

(For the donuts)

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup yogurt (I used fage 0%)
  • 2 eggs (sub flax)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sweetener (I used monkfruit)
  • 2 Tbsp milk (I used almond)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 scoops pescience cake pop protein
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup flour (AP, oat, GF, almond, whole wheat)
  • 2 tsp baking soda

(For the glaze)

  • 1 scoop pescience cake pop protein
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar (I used monkfruit)
  • -1-2 Tbsp milk (may need more depending on consistency)
  • splash vanilla
  • sprinkles (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Mix wet (applesauce, yogurt, eggs, sweetener, milk, vanilla)
  3. Whisk dry (protein, flour, baking soda)
  4. Combine all ingredients and pour into plastic bag, then cut a hole on the tip of the bag
  5. Squeeze batter into donut pans and bake until golden brown (I used mini pans so it was about 18 min for me)
  6. Combine protein, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk and dunk top of the donuts in mixture
  7. Top with sprinkles, if desired

Nutrition Info

  • Cals with glaze 70 fat 0.5g carbs 11.5g protein 8.5g

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