These individual vanilla cakes are topped with strawberries and cream and high in protein for a healthier treat.

*This post is sponsored by ViSalus. All opinions are my own.

The last thing I need in my house right now is more dessert. After a big graduation party for Ulysses this past weekend including a huge cannoli sheet cake, 50+ strawberry rhubarb macarons from our baking extravaganza the other weekend still lingering in my fridge and 2 batches of homemade ice cream sitting in the freezer, I think I’m set in the realm of sugar for the next month or so.

Individual vanilla cakes with strawberries and cream

And yet here we are with mini vanilla cakes.

Individual vanilla cakes


Individual vanilla protein cakes

These are pretty guilt free though in the world of desserts thanks to almond flour, honey and the Vi-Shape Shake Mix and yet somehow they manage to taste like a rich vanilla pound cake. Instead of traditional whipped cream (there’s enough heavy cream in those two batches of ice cream in the freezer to last me awhile), I topped these with just a little bit of coconut cream from the top of the can and some fresh strawberries.

It’s like strawberry short cake meets pound cake and it’s a beautiful thing. They’re dense and moist with a sweet cream flavor from the Vi-Shape Shake Mix and when you combine the freshness of the strawberries with them, it’s (healthy) dessert perfection.

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Individual Vanilla Cakes with Strawberries and Cream

Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
These individual vanilla cakes are topped with strawberries & cream and high in protein for a healthier treat.


  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • coconut cream from a can for topping
  • strawberries, sliced for topping


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 4, 11/2 inch ramekins.
  • Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Whisk together wet ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Add wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir together until fully incorporated.
  • Pour the batter evenly into the 4 ramekins.
  • Place ramekins in the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes until centers are set.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • Run a knife around the inside of the ramekin and flip the cakes out onto a cooling rack.
  • Let cool to room temperature and then top with the coconut cream & strawberries.


Serving: 1SERVINGCalories: 247kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 11gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 234mgPotassium: 68mgFiber: 2gSugar: 18gVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 115mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Gina Matsoukas is an AP syndicated writer. She is the founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

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  1. Oh Boy! This cake really looks so delish! I loved the look of your cake….

  2. These look great Gina, I can’t wait to whip up something creative with this powder!

  3. Any guilt free dessert is good in my book! Megan and I missed the strawberry memo clearly ;)

  4. I just got my pack yesterday. If my project turns out half as good as these, I’m set.

  5. Love the idea of this – especially the strawberries mmmm. Between you, me and Julie we’re all set on strawberry ideas today :)

  6. Well, you’ve done it again, Gina. You’ve managed to make me drool all over my keyboard at work. My helpdesk guys are getting pissed at the number of times I have to replace it due to nast. I’ll send you the bill if you pay me in these cakes, kthx. But seriously, these look and sound delicious! Today is a farmers market day. I may have to go there on my lunch break and scope out the fruit stand for some strawberry beauties!

  7. Yum all those treats you have in your house sound so tasty! As do these mini cakes :) Yummy!