High Protein Vanilla Birthday Cake

My Birthday Everyday πŸ™‚

I've always been a cake person and wanted to find a recipe that I could eat everyday without it destroying my macros. 

And don't get me wrong, I do love me some ice cream but cake has a special place in my heart πŸ™‚

Plus it is easy to fit ice cream into your macros but cake….. that's a whole different ball game!

So since I wanted to make it my birthday errday, I went into my cooking lab and experimented until I came up with the perfect recipe. ​

Normal vanilla birthday cake macros can't be that bad right!?

For example, lets look at the macros of a normal vanilla cake:

  • ​For 1 Piece: 1/8th of the cake
    • 240 calories
    • 9.5g fat
    • 37.5g carbs
    • 2g protein

Now lets compare my cake πŸ™‚

  • ​For 1 piece: 1/8th of the cake
    • 65 calories
    • 1g fat
    • 9g carbs
    • 5g protein 

And who is only going to have 1 slice!?

When I eat cake, there is no way I am only going to have one slice so my biggest challenge was to find a recipe that allowed to eat the whole thing! And I did just that πŸ™‚

Let's compare if I were to eat the whole cake. ​

  • The Whole Normal Vanilla Birthday Cake
    • 1900 calories
    • 74g fat
    • 300g carbs
    • 17g protein
  • ​My Vanilla Birthday Cake Recipe
    • 520 calories
    • 9g fat
    • 75g carbs
    • 40g protein

A Tale of Two Cakes

See now you can have cake everyday!!!! Your welcome πŸ™‚

​Hurry Up and Tell Us the Recipe!



P​ut oats in bigger than normal bowl and add water until it water is just above the oats. (pic to the right)
​Then cook oats for 1:30 in microwave. Take oats out and stir until the oats have soaked up the water and then add a little bit less water than you did the first time. Water should be about level with the oats
Cook for another 1:30 and take the oats out and repeat the previous process but add about half of the water you did this past time.
You will cook the oats 4 times total, stirring after every time and adding about half as much water as you did the previous time.
Once your oats are all the way cooked, you will need to add you protein powder, sugar free/fat free pudding mix, and about 3g of stevia if you'd like and mix until all the ingredients are mixed into the oats. Make sure you take the oats directly from the microwave and add all the ingredients quickly because if you do not, the oats will not soak up the ingredient properly and will not come out solid
​Then you will immediately throw it into the fridge for at least 4-6 hours to let thicken up and become a sponge type texture. I put it in the fridge overnight I eat it the next day
After at least 4-6 hours, you can then take the oats out of the fridge to be topped with our icing and sprinkles
​Top with the Dannon Light & Fit Vanilla Greek yogurt and then delicately drop your sprinkles on top πŸ™‚ 

​And that's it! Enjoy!

If you enjoyed this recipe please feel free to share with anyone you think would enjoy some guilt free cake! That means you have to share it with everyone because everyone needs guilt free cake in their life!

If you make this recipe, please friend me on Facebook or follow on Instagram and tag me in the picture and I will repost it! 

In the comments, tell me what your favorite flavor cake is? Obviously mine is vanilla πŸ™‚

Ohh and if you want some more tasty recipes like this one, click here for many more to add to your arsenal :)​

Thanks and God Bless,


Zach Rocheleau

Zach is the Owner/Head Coach at Genetic Potential Academy in Fernandina Beach, FL. He is a Precision Nutrition Sports and Exercise Nutrition Certified Level 1 and Level 2 Coach. He is also a Certified USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach. Zach utilizes his knowledge and experience to teach everyone from athletes to 75 year old grandmothers how to live the life they want through flexible dieting.

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Robin - June 8, 2015 Reply

If u want to eat something so very good and get a lot protein at the same time please try this desert. Zach is my son and he made this for us and it tastes awesome and it’s very easy to make. Please read what Zach writes because he really knows what he’s talking about and he really does do what he preaches. He wants soooo very much to help people eat better and physically be in the best shape possible.

    Zach Rocheleau - June 8, 2015 Reply

    Thanks Mom!! You are the best and I love you so much! If my mom loves it then you all will love it! Take her advice πŸ™‚

      Celeste - June 9, 2015 Reply

      I am making it because those are the two best comments ever. If it’s Mom approved it has to be amazing!

        Zach Rocheleau - June 9, 2015 Reply


        Thanks! I have to admit that I love my momma πŸ™‚ and trust me if when I say if she likes it, then that’s saying something! Enjoy!

        Thanks and God Bless,


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    Anderson Berdecia - October 27, 2015 Reply

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Joe - June 11, 2015 Reply

This looks great! What exactly is a half serving of yogurt. A half cup?

    Zach Rocheleau - June 11, 2015 Reply


    It is amazing every single day I have it πŸ™‚ and you are correct, a half serving is about 113g or 1/2 cup. Thanks for checking out the recipe and cant wait for you to try it!

    Thanks and God Bless,


Krista Kilbane - July 2, 2015 Reply

Ok, I made this cake substitute and it was delicious and satisfied my sweet tooth without the guilt! My advice is follow Zach’s instructions carefully when adding the water. Too much and I can see how it wouldn’t set up right. Next time I make it I will use a tad less water. Also I think the flavor of your protein powder will make or break the flavor. I like my powder, but I don’t love it! As for the greek yogurt icing, delicious, the texture was perfect too. Instead of adding sprinkles, I added raspberries. Last night I was so excited when I remembered it was in the fridge and I hadn’t met all of my macros for the night. Great sweet, treat to indulge in at night.

    Zach Rocheleau - July 2, 2015 Reply

    Thanks Krista! Yes that advice is perfect and I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed it! The raspberries are a really nice touch πŸ™‚

PJ - July 3, 2015 Reply

Is there a reason for the mixture of quick oats and old fashioned oats given the cooking period? could I just use rolled oats or do you think that will wreck it?
Excited to make it so want to make sure i get it right πŸ™‚

    Zach Rocheleau - July 4, 2015 Reply


    You should be fine with just the rolled oats! I’ve just noticed using the combination of the two in those amounts gives me the best texture. Not a big deal. Literally makes a 2% difference. I’m just OCD like that πŸ™‚

    Thanks and God Bless,


Shawnee - August 23, 2015 Reply

Howdy! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok.
I’m undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward to
new updates.

    Zach Rocheleau - August 31, 2015 Reply


    I do not honestly! I know I need to be non Twitter but I am so busy with everything that I can only focus on the ones I already know how to do. Twitter and Pinterest are in the works πŸ™‚

Johne747 - September 12, 2015 Reply

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    Zach Rocheleau - September 14, 2015 Reply

    Hey John,

    What exactly do you mean?

    Thanks and God Bless,


celine - September 30, 2015 Reply

hi! I don’t have a microwave… would you happen to know if I could make this without one??

    Zach Rocheleau - October 3, 2015 Reply

    Hi Celine!

    Hmmm that is a tough question. I have never personally cooked oats on the stove but I’m sure if you just cook the oats on the stovetop and then lets cool overnight then it would work. Never tried but if you do, let me know how it comes out!

    Thanks and God Bless,


balck flies - October 2, 2015 Reply

Hey there! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering if you knew where
I could locate a captcha plugin for my comment form?
I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having problems finding one?
Thanks a lot!

    Zach Rocheleau - October 3, 2015 Reply

    Hey Balck,

    I honestly do not know :/ sorry!

    Thanks and God Bless,


Edie - October 2, 2015 Reply

This has been circulating on pinterest. I love desserts and I saw this and had to make it. I didn’t think it would taste as great as it looked but omg, this was awesome. Very good very tasty. Thank for putting this recipe out there. Will be making alot of this and it’s so easy.

    Zach Rocheleau - October 3, 2015 Reply

    Hi Edie!

    Well thank you so much for taking the time to make it! Such a versatile recipe that is so easy to make! Glad it came out well and it is another recipe you can add to your arsenal πŸ™‚

    Thanks and God Bless,


MaryJane - October 20, 2015 Reply

Hi Zach. Have you this with steel cut oats?

    Zach Rocheleau - October 22, 2015 Reply

    Hi Mary!

    I have not yet. Difficult because of how you have to cook the steel cut oats. Give it a try and let me know how it comes out!

    Thanks and God Bless,


dorothy sites - November 1, 2015 Reply

would be easier if you would use teaspoons and cups , don,t understand grams,etc.

    Zach Rocheleau - November 1, 2015 Reply

    Hi Dorothy,

    I use a digital food scale so I don’t use teaspoons or cups to measure out my ingredients. Those measurement tool are not very accurate.

    Thanks and God Bless,


Kelley - January 1, 2016 Reply

So how much is G’s. I don’t understand the measurements when you say 5g if something.

    Zach Rocheleau - January 3, 2016 Reply

    So 5g is about 1 tsp. I use grams because I use a digital food scale. Any type of measuring other than using the food scale is pretty inaccurate. Hope that helped!

    Thanks and God Bless,


Brianna - February 22, 2016 Reply

substitute for oats? Any ideas would be great!

Angie - February 27, 2016 Reply

Hey Zach! Love your mom’s comment. πŸ™‚ This cake looks amazing. Your recipes are along the same line as the ones I create for my blog, and the lifestyle that I live and help others live as well. I can’t wait to take a look at more of them. πŸ™‚

    Zach Rocheleau - March 3, 2016 Reply

    Hi Angie!

    Thanks my mom is the best πŸ™‚ And yes the cake is super duper tasty and one of my first and favorite recipes!

    Checked out your site and you have some pretty awesome recipes on there as well! Those apple pie egg rolls look so good!

    And thanks so much for the follow and I hope you’ve gotten a bunch of ideas from it.

    Thanks and God Bless,


Alex - May 30, 2016 Reply

Hi Zach!!

I wasn’t sure where else to ask you this question: How difficult is it to make your poptarts? And how time consuming?! I want to buy the book but I don’t want to buy it if I can’t actually make them!! I look forward to hearing from you! I love what you do! πŸ™‚


    Zach Rocheleau - May 31, 2016 Reply

    Alex my friend!

    The answer to your question is that it is really simple to make these protein poptarts. I have gotten it to where it take 5-7 minutes preparation time and then 15 minutes cook time. That’s it. In this book, I will make it unbelievably easy to follow with step by step guide with pictures of every step to ensure the perfect poptart every time. And if you think that it is not easy enough for you and you show me that you’ve tried a few times, I’ll reimburse you your money. Sound good!?

    Thanks and God Bless,


Sarah - February 7, 2017 Reply

Favorite flavor of cake is cheesecake πŸ˜›

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