"Guilt-free" Chocolate Cake
Updated: Sep 29, 2020
Super moist and “guilt-free” chocolate cake. This is clean from almost anything, but still filled with so many goodies.
I heard the other day something which made me ponder a thought:
"I like the idea of being a size 6, but I like the idea of eating cake more"
Well – let`s then make a healthier cake! Of course, it`s also a matter of the amount we eat. This is however a topic around habits.
But back to the cake. For real – who don`t like cake… There are many ways of going about this, but how about making a “traditional” chocolate cake which is healthier and also delicious.
You will notice in the process of making this that the batter will appear to be very thin. Don`t worry, the end result will be moist and firm.
Let`s do this:
175° C / (350° F) Bake time: 30 min
1 cup Oat milk (or another non-dairy milk like almond) 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 cups gluten-free flour. I used Jytte flour ½ cup sukrin ½ cup powder sukrin ¾ cup cacao powder 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp Himalayan salt or sea salt ½ cup melted coconut oil 2/3 cup apple sauce seeds of 1 vanilla bean / or 1 tbsp vanilla extract 1 cup boiling water
Mix first the milk and the apple cider vinegar, and let it sit until making the rest of the batter.
Add all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix them well together with a balloon whip. This is to make the cake even more spongy and nice.
Melt the coconut oil, cool down and add vanilla, the apple sauce and the milk mix.
Add the liquids into the dry mix and whip it well together until it reaches a smooth batter. Finally add the boiling water. Adding boiling water makes the end result so much more moist.
Pour it into a baking pan (preferably 20 x 30 cm) with nonstick paper.
Bake it in the middle of the oven for 30 min.
Cool down before adding the frosting.
So, I made this cake with a super smooth and rich avocado, chocolate cream. You can however also make a traditional Chocolate buttercream on special occasions.
1 ripe, large avocado (or 2 small ones) ½ cup cacao powder 8 tsp maple syrup ¼ tsp vanilla extract 1/8 tsp Himalayan salt or sea salt 2 tbsp coconut oil
If you like a lot of frosting, you can double the recipe for this cake.
Remove the skin and stone of the avocado, cut in small pieces and add everything into a food processor with an S blade cutter. Continue into you reach a smooth consistency.
Cut the cake in 3 equal parts and fill frosting between each layer.
Sprinkle with some coconut shredding, and voila! A nice, delicious cake.
If you have trouble finding sugar free applesauce in the stores it`s easy to make on your own. I have a recipe on my site for that as well.
Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Even the kids where happy to get this yummy treat 😊
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