This recipe makes one mini-cake, which is actually a generous serving for two people who lift a lot and eat a lot. Before you start, pick a pan:

  • Use a 6-10 inch (small) cake pan if you have one. The smaller the pan, the taller the mini-cake will be.
  • If you use a cake pan that's 12 inches or more, double the recipe.
  • For a layered cake (pictured), double the recipe and divide it evenly among two 6-10 inch circular cake pans.
  • Do not double the recipe and then bake it ALL in one pan that's under 10 inches. You'll end up with a giant mess in the oven.

Ingredients

  • 3 scoops Metabolic Drive® Chocolate
  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • A splash of vanilla extract
  • Optional ingredients: chopped nuts, dark chocolate chips, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mash the bananas thoroughly, then add all other ingredients and stir.
  3. Get your cake pan ready. If you don't use non-stick baking spray, another option is to coat the pan with butter or coconut oil, then dust it evenly with protein powder.
  4. Pour the batter in the pan evenly and bake for about 18-20 minutes. Check for doneness with a toothpick. Stab the cake and if the 'pick comes out clean, it's ready. If there's any trace of batter on the toothpick, put it back in the oven a few more minutes. Bake time will depend on your elevation, your oven, and the size of your pan, so keep an eye on it.

Note: A wider pan will make the bake time faster because the batter is spread thinner. The higher up in the pan the batter is, the longer the bake time.

Protein Drizzle

Drizzle Ingredients

Directions

  1. Mix the kefir and protein powder. It will look too dry at first, but keep mixing. Metabolic Drive will turn the kefir into a silky smooth icing-like cream. If it turns into a dry chalky mess, it's because you're not using Metabolic Drive.
  2. Once you've mixed it thoroughly, taste. Add a bit more protein powder if you want it thicker and sweeter; more kefir if you want it thinner and more tart.
  3. Let the cake cool, then drizzle the drizzle on it. Add dark chocolate chips and cinnamon to the top to make it pretty.
  4. If you're doing a layered cake, double the drizzle recipe because you'll need enough to go between each layer as well as on top of it.
Chocolate Banana Cake Top View

Note: Use the drizzle for everything: a fruit dip, icing for protein cookies, or sprinkle chopped nuts in and eat it with a spoon.

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