Chocolate Cake Protein Pancake

Wednesday was National Pancake Day, and in anticipation, I ordered some protein powder, just to pack a little extra something something in there. Well, the protein powder came yesterday. A few days too late. The reason I was so excited was I had ordered a new flavor for me, Cake Batter. As soon as I discovered that this magical flavor existed, I knew it had to be mine.

I was just thinking about all of the different things that I could make with it. The first, chocolate cake pancakes. OH YEAAAAA. I made just one pancake and packed it with flavor. No syrup needed.

I also wanted to go as easy as possible. So I used some Bisquick, dry pancake mix as the base. The easier, the better.




1/4 Cup Pancake Mix 1/4 Cup Cake Batter Protein Powder
1/2 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder 1 Tablespoon Water
2 Egg Whites  



1. Mix all of the ingredients in a small bowl. The texture is a bit thicker than a typical pancake mix.


2. Warm up a skillet to medium heat. Spray with cooking spray and pour the whole batter onto the skillet.


3. Flip it over after about 15 seconds. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL IT BUBBLES! It won’t bubble and 15 seconds will cook it well. Cook the opposing side for another 15-20 seconds and finito!



Some parts of it weren’t cooked completely through, which left a bit of a lava effect…best part of the whole thing. You really didn’t need syrup. To top it off, I added some fresh raspberries. Any fruit would really pair well with this.



I actually couldn’t even finish it, it was so filling. But delicious.

For the rest of the day, I really didn’t have anything exciting planned. I went off to work, finished up a bunch for the end of the month and headed home. I did officially sign up for the Half Marathon today. Even though I have been training for it for the past few weeks, I still waited until the absolute last minute to sign up for this thing.

I really just wanted to make sure that I really could do this, but I was also a bit terrified. I sat there staring at the computer screen for a few minutes, called Brent to make sure he really wanted to do it, stared at the computer screen a bit more and finally pushed the button. I wasn’t really thinking about backing out at all, but it’s just that moment when you know there is no turning back. I AM DOING A HALF MARATHON. For sure. No excuses.

It still makes me nervous just thinking about it now. Haha.

Tomorrow is a 5 mile run so today is my day off. I’m planning on taking the Oreo out for a longer walk just to keep the legs moving, but I can feel they are ready for a break.



5 thoughts on “Chocolate Cake Protein Pancake

  1. Matt

    What do you think about using chocolate protein powder? I’ll prob try this over the weekend. And its only 15 secs on each side?

    1. Sizzle Food Post author

      Definitely give it a try. It should still come out great, maybe just a bit more chocolately. Still add the cocoa powder in as well. But maybe a little less. It adds a lot to the flavor.

      And only 15 seconds. Seriously. Don’t wait until it bubbles, because it won’t and you will burn the pancake. It cooks really fast. If you leave the inside a bit undone, the chocolate lava inside is delicious. It acts as a syrup and makes it taste more moist.

      Heating up frozen berries for the syrup is a fantastic idea if you do cook it all the way through. It will add a good complimentary flavor to the chocolate and add moisture.

      Let me know how it turns out!

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