A fantastic opportunity landed in my inbox the other day, and as a result I’m thrilled to announce my entry into the Multipower Great British Health Blogger Bake-off competition!
Now I love a challenge, and when I was approached by Multipower to incorporate their 100% whey protein into a recipe entry, I couldn’t wait to get started.
Believe me when I say, I am a grade A for amateur cook… but a love of sweet things and health and fitness as well has lead me to explore recipes that incorporate healthy ingredients into otherwise less than healthy recipes. I’ve tried everything from protein pancakes to protein porridge and sweet potato brownies (chocolate avocado mousse is next on the list!)
For my entry, I have tried something entirely new. No warm up, no spare ingredients, nothing. It was a risky decision but I’m happy to say that this delicious recipe allows you to both have your cake, and eat it.
So what are you waiting for, why not give it a go?
Dark Chocolate & Vanilla Protein Torte
75g dark chocolate
1 tbs baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 scoops Multipower french vanilla flavoured protein
20g cadbury’s bournville cocoa powder
100g dates (pitted)
1. Fill up a bowl with boiling water and put 75g of chocolate in a tupperware box and leave floating in the water for 15 minutes, or until the chocolate has melted. If you prefer you can put the chocolate straight in the microwave to melt it but I’ve personally had bad experiences with this!
2. Put 100g of dates into a measuring jug followed by 150ml of boiling water and leave for 15 minutes to soften.
3. Once the dates are soft, either put them (and the water) into a blender or crush with the back of a large spoon until they become a smooth paste.
4. Add the rest of the ingredients either into a mixer or into a large mixing bowl and mix until a smooth paste (it doesn’t have to be 100% smooth however, don’t worry).
5. Grease a 20cm sandwich tin with butter or spread and pour in the mixture.
6. Leave to bake for 20 minutes on 180 degrees.
7. When the cake is baked, leave to stand for 15 minutes before dusting with cocoa powder and you’re ready to go!
As you can tell I’m not really a one for super fancy, photogenic looking food but trust me when I say that what it lacks in beauty it makes up for in taste! The dates make it so moist and delicious, if you love all things chocolate (who doesn’t?!) you really ought to try it for yourself.
The great thing about this recipe is that there’s so much you can do with it. Why not try adding nuts of other delicious, healthy ingredients?
I think the next time I make it I’ll try adding bananas as well as the dates, alongside chocolate flavour protein for a double chocolate hit (chocolate, chocolate, yeah we get the picture, Hannah).
Be sure to head to the Multipower page here and vote for my recipe to put me in with a chance of winning- the blogger who comes out on top will become a Multipower brand ambassador for a year and that’s something that me and my (so far) tiny triceps would gain (pardon the pun) masses from.
Until next time,