Raspberry Kefir Cake – My 2nd Recipe Redux!

Raspberry Kefir Cake – My 2nd Recipe Redux!

Raspberry Kefir Cake

Serves: 6

Happy Friday! I am very excited today because, not only is it Friday, but the weather has been amazing, tomorrow is the first day of fall (YIPPEE!!) AND I get to share with you my second submission for the Recipe Redux! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Recipe Redux it is the first and only recipe challenge founded by registered dietitians. The Recipe ReDux is focused on taking delicious dishes, keeping them delicious, but making them better for you. It was founded by 3 amazing dietitians with a belief that healthier eating should always taste delicious. And let me tell you, I totally agree! The amazing bloggers who participate in this have come up with so many delicious, yet healthy recipes! If you haven’t been to the Recipe ReDux site yet, definitely pop over and check it out! Plus you can check out the other recipes from this month below by clicking on the little blue frog!

This months challenge was to make a recipe using fermented foods. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what fermented foods are, they are foods that go through a controlled process of decomposition. During the process foods begin to naturally break down,  creating new nutrients and beneficial digestive bacteria. This bacteria not only helps to break down foods, but it produces natural preservatives. But the most important part is what these foods do for you! Some of the benefits include:

  • Improved digestion
  • Balance of bacteria in your gut
  • Rich in enzymes
  • Increase vitamin content
  • They help us absorb the nutrients we are consuming

So, what are some examples of fermented foods? Sauerkraut, Kefir, Kombucha, Pickles, Yogurt, Cheese, Pickled Beets, Kimchi, Miso, Soy Sauce, Sourdough Bread, Unpasteurized Beer, Vinegar, etc! The list is endless! I’m sure you are already eating many of these foods in your current meal plan now and didn’t even realize what they can do for you! Kombucha and Kefir are all the rage right now! I know I use kefir quite a bit! I am also a goat cheese fanatic, as most of you probably know! If you aren’t currently eating any of these foods maybe you could try to start incorporating some in to help get rid of some belly bloat you may have or some digestive problems! And the perfect way to start doing that is by making this amazing Raspberry Kefir Cake! 🙂

Fit Ingredients

  • 3/4c (~63g) SunWarrior Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1/4c + 2tbs (49g) Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/4c + 1/4c stevia
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3.5oz (98g) goat cheese
  • 1c low fat plain kefir
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbs water
  • 1 1 /4c fresh raspberries

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  • 8 in cake pan
  • non stick spray

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Directions

  1. Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray your cake pan with non stick spray
  3. In a bowl beat your goat cheese and 1/4c stevia.
  4. Add in your vanilla extract and 1 egg.
  5. Mix again.
  6. Add in the remaining two eggs, one at a time while mixing.
  7. Mix in your kefir.
  8. In a second bowl combine your dry ingredients: protein powder, whole wheat flour, 1/4c stevia and baking powder.
  9. Slowly add your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients, mixing well.
  10. Gently fold in your raspberries.
  11. Pour the batter into your cake pan.
  12. Bake for 45-50 minutes.
  13. Allow to cool before serving.

So how did it turn out? DELICIOUS!! It had an amazing sweetness from the raspberries plus the slight tang from the goat cheese and kefir! It was moist and paired perfectly with a dollop of sweetened greek yogurt on top! It hit my palate on so many different levels! I was in love! Somehow I manage to eat some almost all of it myself! I have no idea how that happened? 😉

So what were the fermented foods I used? Kefir and Goat Cheese (plus some greek yogurt on top)! I also used whole wheat flour instead of white flour and protein powder to make it healthier, yet still keeping an amazing dessert flavor (and tang)!

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Nutrition: (per 1 out of 6 slices)*

Calories: 191.1, Protein: 19.0g, Carbs: 14.8g, Fat: 6.9g (3g Saturated), Sodium: 291mg, Fiber: 4g (Net Carbs: 10.8g)

*Feel free to divide this into 8 pieces. I like large portions, so I made it 6! 🙂

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Comments

  1. Oooh, like the thought of goat cheese, kefir and raspberries together in a dessert – very creative. Love your enthusiasm for ReDux – we’re glad to have you!

    • Thank you so much Deanna! I feel very honored to be part of such an amazing group! Plus I love the challenges! They are so fun! And I learn so many new things from following you and many of the other girls! Thank you for starting such a great site! So many people can benefit from the recipes everyone shares! 🙂

  2. That looks like a white Choc raspberry mud cake! YUMMMM!!

  3. kefir is the best! we love it!

  4. Oh, you really need to do a cookbook! I have soo many wonderful recipies on so many papers….I’m going crazy! How does this cake freeze? Any idea how Almond flour would work?

    Have a great weekend…happy baking!

    • Hi Kathy! Sorry you have been scribbling recipes everywhere! I am going to get a nice printable version set up soon! 🙂 I think almond flour would work wonders in this recipe! I would just play with the amount of kefir. I would add it in last and adjust as needed to form a batter like consistency. And as far as freeing, I am not sure….I ate almost the whole thing, oops! 😉

  5. jessielovestorun says:

    I just saw another blog joining in on this theme. Such a great and neat idea.

    Have a wonderful weekend hunnie. I hope it’s absolutely wonderful xo

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