Thursday, February 22, 2018

Simon's Chocolate Protein Birthday Cake #FireflyFeast

This month's Fandom Foodies theme is Firefly/Serenity, hosted by Fictional Fare - I am a huge fan of Joss Whedon's all-too-short series, so I had to get in on this.

In the Firefly episode “Out of Gas”, Kaylee makes Simon Tam a big birthday cake to celebrate. Unfortunately, she couldn't get a hold of any flour, and it's mostly protein, well, essentially what they just had for dinner. But she tried to make it as chocolate-y as possible!

Earlier this month, I celebrated my own birthday, and decided to make my own version of Simon's birthday cake.

Now, because I am not wandering the known 'verse, getting my hands on flour is actually pretty easy. Shiny!

But in the spirit of the episode, I decided to try my hand at a new type of protein rich frosting, made from tofu!

Here is my interpretation of Simon's birthday cake, with a little homage to Kaylee's favorite fruit!

Simon's Chocolate Protein Birthday Cake

2 ¼ c all purpose flour
1 2/3 c sugar
¾ c softened butter
1 c dark cocoa powder
1 ¼ c whole milk
1 ¼ t baking soda
1 t salt
2 t vanilla
¼ t baking powder
2 c dark chocolate chips

Chocolate Protein Frosting (see below)

Preheat oven to 350* F. Grease bottom and sides of a Bundt pan.

Beat all ingredients with an electric mixer for 3 min on med/high speed. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour into the pan.

Bake for about 50 min, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.

Chocolate Protein Frosting
1 package soft tofu
powdered sugar to taste (I used about 2 cups?)
½ c dark cocoa powder

Mix tofu, cocoa powder, and powdered sugar until everything is a smooth, frosting texture. 

Spread frosting on cooled cake. 

For an added Kaylee touch, you can put sliced strawberries on top like I did!

Don't forget to head over to Fictional Fare to see how other bloggers are sharing their Firefly inspirations!


  1. What a delicious looking cake!! I am sure Simon would want a few pieces of that ;)

  2. Love it- and topped with strawberries make it even better!

  3. Looks so moist and delicious! Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy Link Party!

  4. Looks like a delicious birthday cake! Thanks for sharing at #BloggersPitStop and have a great week.

  5. I love Firefly too! I love that you made the Protein Chocolate Cake--so awesome! Pinned it.

  6. Beautiful cake! It looks so moist - Thanks for sharing it at the what's for dinner party!

  7. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  8. Seriously wish this was sitting on my kitchen table right now - yum! #CreativeMondays

  9. Interesting I would never have thought of tofu in icing. Looks good.

  10. I can imagine that's beautifully moist and flavoursome! x

  11. The cake looks delicious! How did the tofu frosting turn out? Thank you for hosting and sharing on Party in Your PJ's.

  12. Your cake looks delicious! I loved the story behind it, and I'm fascinated by the tofu frosting! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope you are having a lovely weekend!

  13. I love Chocolate and Strawberries, a great combination for a delicious cake! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. Love this! I'm a huge fan of Firefly. Thanks for sharing in our To Grandma's House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and more link party! Hope to see you next week. Stay shiny!

  15. Making a protein cake would have been a challenge for me. Sounds like you did a great job in thinking outside of the box to create tofu frosting. Thanks for sharing this on Merry Monday.