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Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Sparing Angel Food Cake


Many of you know I worked at a coffee shop since I was 15 years old. At this cute coffee shop, I would make the best lemon poppy seed muffins with delicious lemon curd dolloped on top! Before school, I would go to the coffee shop to make the scones and the muffins and then after school, I would go back to work. At the end of the day, I got to bring home the cinnamon rolls, scones and lemon poppy seed muffins that didn’t sell! So guess what??? I would make lemon poppy seed muffins to make sure I had some to go home with! No wonder why I was so unhealthy and overweight! Once I was diagnosed with PCOS, I decided to create healthy keto recipes of my favorite things like this protein sparing lemon poppy seed angel food cake!

My recipe for protein sparing angel food cake is only 42 calories and 1 gram of total carbs per slice compared to the 700 calories and 97 grams of carbohydrates that my lemon poppy seed muffin had!

Here is my before photo when I was eating too many lemon poppy seed muffins and this is my after photo. Protein sparing modified fasting helped me get to my goal weight.

My sugar free kids love this lemon poppy seed angel food cake so much!


To make this protein sparing Angel Food Cake, I used a stand mixer! I adore my stand mixer and it is my favorite foodie gift! Find my FAVORITE stand mixer HERE (makes a GREAT gift!)

I also used Further Food Gelatin!

Further Food gelatin and collagen peptides are both excellent sources of collagen. Both their Collagen & Gelatin are sourced from the highest quality, grass-fed, pasture-raised, hormone-free, and antibiotic free bovine collagen.

The benefits of collagen and gelatin are amazing! Just eating my delicious Protein Sparing Bagels helps support skin elasticity & hydration, longer hair & nails, stronger bones & joints, faster recovery between workouts, increased flexibility, improved digestion, and it even keeps you feeling full and satisfied for longer!

Further Food Collagen Peptides dissolve instantly in any recipe, and Gelatin Powder naturally thickens recipes. It’s perfect for making my protein sparing angel food cake; it gives it a chewy bread texture! It also makes dairy free ice cream, jello, sugar free gummies, no bake cheesecake, or panna cotta!

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Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Sparing Angel Food Cake

Maria Emmerich

Prep Time 10 min

Cook Time 45 min

Total Time 55 min

Course Dessert, Nut Free, PSMF Recipes

Cuisine American

Servings 12 servings

Calories 153

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). NOTE: If using allulose, bake at 325 degrees F.

  • Sift protein powder, poppy seeds, sweetener and Further Food gelatin together and set aside.

  • In a large clean bowl, whip egg whites with a pinch of salt until foamy (save the yolks for “healthified” creme brule, “healthified” coconut custard, OR “healthified” ice cream).

  • Add cream of tartar and continue to beat until very stiff (you will be able to put the bowl upside down and the whites won’t fall out).

  • Add your favorite extract flavor.

  • Gently fold in the protein powder mixture.

  • Pour into a greased 10 inch tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes.

  • Allow it to cool while you make the lemon curd.

  • Combine allulose, lemon juice, 4 eggs and lemon zest in a heavy medium saucepan and whisk to blend; add coconut oil. Whisk constantly over medium heat until mixture thickens and coats back of spoon thickly (do not boil), about 5 minutes.

  • Pour mixture through strainer into medium bowl. Place bowl in larger bowl filled with ice water and whisk occasionally until lemon curd is completely cooled, about 15 minutes.

  • Can be made 1 day ahead.

  • To serve, place one slice of protein-sparing angel food cake onto a plate and top with a few tablespoons of lemon curd.

Nutritional Information: FOR CAKE ONLY
42 calories, 0.1g fat, 8g protein, 1g carbs, 1g fiber
P:E ratio 80

Calories: 153 | Fats: 11g | Proteins: 12g | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fibers: 0.2g | P:E Ratio: 0.9

“Before: Age 48
Weight: 182
Sizes: 12
BMI: 30.9
Body Fat%: 38.8
IBS, Migraines, sleep issues, lower energy, sugar/carb addiction

Current: Age 48
Weight: 133.8
Sizes: 4/6
BMI: 22.3
Body Fat%: 25.6

IBS nearly gone, No migraines for several months even during my periods, sleeping better, high energy, sugar free since December 23, 2020 (my last cheat day)

Maria and Craig Emmerich, thank you for your continuing education, influence and support. I am completely in love with this way of eating and am determined to impact as many lives as I possibly can move forward! I appreciate the two of you for paving the way for me.” – Casey

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