Low Carb Santa Hats

A mini chocolate cake shaped like a Santa hat that’s packed with protein, low carb, gluten-free, and absolutely delicious…do I need to say anything else?

INGREDIENTS
 1 Cup (112g) Almond Flour
 1/2 Cup (56g) Coconut Flour
 2 Scoops (60g) The Protein Chef’s Baking Protein Powder
 4 Tablespoons (20g) Cocoa Powder
 3 Tablespoons Melted Butter
 5 Large Egg Whites
 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
 3 Ounces Milk or Milk Substitute
 1/4 Cup Sweetener
 1/2 Teaspoons Xanthan Gum
 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
Frosting:
• 1/2 Cup (120g) Fat Free Cream Cheese
• 1 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
• 2-3 Tablespoons Sweetener
• Strawberries
• Mini Marshmallows

DIRECTIONS
1.
 Melt your Butter and add all of your ingredients for the cakes into a large bowl
2. Mix everything together (add in a little bit more milk if it’s too thick)
3. Add in some liners into a muffin/cupcake pan and evenly distribute your mix into them filling them almost all the way to the top
4. Bake them on 350F/176C for 20-25 minutes
5. Mix all of your frosting ingredients together
6. Once your cakes cool top them with your frosting
7. Cut a bunch of Strawberries on both sides so that they are flat and place them onto your cakes with the large side down
8. Add a little frosting onto the top of each Strawberry (this acts like glue)
9. Place a Mini Marshmallow on top

Tip: Find lower sodium ingredients (I didn’t) to lower the sodium drastically! Add nuts, chocolate chips, or anything else into your mix/on top!

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About the Author: Derek Howes

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel, shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive— it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in magazines, on the news, and TV shows are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation”, and is without question the most important habit he follows.
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