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Protein Brownie Tart

Protein Brownie Tart
Chef:Fragrant Vanilla Cake


Amy Lyons is the blogger and recipe writer behind Fragrant Vanilla Cake, a blog featuring raw and vegan desserts as well as a few savory dishes. She is also the author of Rawlicious Desserts published in 2013. She graduated from Bethel University in 2007 with a degree in Studio Art and has a passion for creating beautiful things and helping others eat healthier.

This Protein Brownie Tart is a high-protein, vegan dessert that combines homemade hemp seed butter, apple sauce and more with our Epic Chocolate Maca for a decadent brownie that is topped with a frosting of walnut butter, maple syrup and cacao powder. Enjoy!



  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup organic hemp seed butter (to make, blend 4 cups of raw hemp seeds in a high-speed blender until smooth, being sure that the seeds are thoroughly combined)
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp reduced aquafaba (the liquid from cooked or canned chickpeas) or 2 flax eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup gluten free all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Epic Protein : Chocolate Maca
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  • 1/2 cup walnut butter (almond butter or pecan butter will work as well)
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp filtered water
  • pinch sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the sugar, applesauce and hemp seed butter together, before adding the aquafaba and vanilla and combining thoroughly.
  3. Fold in the flour, Epic Chocolate Maca, cacao powder and sea salt and beat until smooth.
  4. Grease a removable-bottom pan and add the mixture, spreading evenly.
  5. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until set.
  6. While the cake is baking, make the frosting by whisking together all the ingredients in a small bowl.
  7. After the tart has cooled, spread the frosting over, sprinkle with hemp seeds, and cut into slices.
  8. Enjoy!


Makes about 16 pieces.

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