Chocolate Hazelnut Cake Balls

 several chocolate hazelnut protein cake balls, one bitten so you can see the hazelnut inside

Makes 36 cake bites.

Ingredients:

1 package Proteinfull Baking Velvety Chocolate Protein Cake Mix
3 large eggs
3 tablespoons oil (or unsweetened applesauce)
2/3 cup water

1/2 cup sugar free chocolate hazelnut spread (we used one from Pyure)
1/2 cup roasted hazelnuts
2oz sugar free chocolate (we used dark Lily's chips)
  

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (use an oven thermometer for best results). Line an 8" round baking pan with parchment paper, then spray with non-stick cooking spray. (Cake can also be prepared as cupcakes, see package.)
  2. Combine cake mix with water, eggs, and oil (or applesauce). Mix just until no lumps remain.
  3. Pour batter into pan.
  4. Bake at 325°F for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. Let cool completely.
  6. Break the cake up in a large bowl.
  7. Add chocolate hazelnut spread and combine well.
  8. Take a spoonful of cake mixture, place a whole hazelnut in the center, and roll into a ball. Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and repeat with remaining cake mixture.
  9. Chop remaining hazelnuts and set aside.
  10. Melt the chocolate by microwaving at 15 second intervals, mixing in between. 
  11. Drizzle melted on chocolate on cake balls and top with crushed hazelnuts. Place in the refrigerator to set.
  12. Enjoy! And store refrigerated.
  

Nutrition (prepared with oil)
Serving: 1/36 recipe, Calories: 67, Fat: 5g, Chol: 18mg, Sodium: 57mg, Carbohydrates: 8g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 1g, Added Sugar: 0.5g, Erythritol: 3g, Protein: 3g, Net Carbs: 1g.

Nutrition (prepared with applesauce)
Serving: 1/36 recipe, Calories: 57, Fat: 3g, Chol: 18mg, Sodium: 57mg, Carbohydrates: 8g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 1g, Added Sugar: 0.5g, Erythritol: 3g, Protein: 3g, Net Carbs: 2g. 

Let's get baking! Buy our Velvety Chocolate Protein Cake mix to make these Chocolate Hazelnut Cake Balls

front view of Keto-friendly Protein Cake Mix package in Velvety Chocolate flavor. package is blue with a slice of german chocolate cake