Super Healthy Chocolate Cake – Easy and Very Moist

Bethany and I are thrilled!

We have perfected this healthy chocolate cake and the kids love it.

And it has NOTHING nasty in it, nothing at all.

I had bought some coconut flour, it took me ages to pluck up the courage to start using it. And it took a few goes to get this right, but here it is.

Super Healthy Chocolate Cake – Easy and Very Moist

Ingredients:

30 g (1/4 cup/ 1 oz)  cocoa or cacao powder

35g (1/4 cup / 1 1/4 oz) coconut flour*

1 teaspoon (5 g) gluten free baking powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Pinch of sea salt

4  eggs

60g (1/4 cup (3 tablespoons) honey or maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

60g (1/4 cup / 2 oz) macadamia nut butter (or oil or melted coconut oil or butter)

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 150 C.

Mix the cocoa, coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon and sea salt in a bowl

Add the eggs, honey, vanilla and macadamia nut butter

Mix well until smooth and combined.

Spoon into muffin cases, I make 6 – 8 with this amount.

Or you could try it as a round cake.

Bake muffin size cakes for 15 – 20 minutes.

Less is more with this cake, it’s much better slightly underdone as it gets dry when overcooked.  It’s better to have a fudgy, brownie like consistency.

I adapted this recipe from one at The Healthy Chef, fab website, highly recommended. I wanted to try using my macadamia nut butter in a cake, it worked perfectly.
 
* The coconut flour was bought online, I can’t remember where, but somewhere found via Google. It’s not cheap but you only need a little as it expands and it’s fibre-packed and low GI.

Click here to download a printable PDF of this recipe.

If this recipe appeals, you’ll love my Super Healthy Banana Bread recipe!

 

super healthy chocolate cake

Wouldn’t you just like to sink your teeth into this cake?

super healthy chocolate cake

This batch were a bit over done and dryish. I spread some melted chocolate over the top of some and sprinkled on 100s and 1000s and all was well.

super healthy chocolate cake

This one needed no embellishment!

Why did I spend so  many years making cakes with butter and white flour and sugar when there are such great healthier recipes around?

But for an even healthier snack, have a look at the fab crunchy apple and carrot roll ups at my friends Brad’s Isagenic site.

Am I bonkers?

Are you??

Aren’t we all??!!

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Posted on: January 30, 2013

18 Comments

  • Reply January 30, 2013

    Trish

    Looks interesting ,thanks Seanna.

    • Reply January 30, 2013

      Seana

      I’m on a healthy cake frenzy, made the lovely banana bread that’s on the blog, the one that uses grouns almonds, today. My boys all wolfed down heaps – nutrition win!! Good thing after too much junk food in the holidays.

  • Reply January 30, 2013

    Cyndie

    Looks good Seana, I woul have to try. I might replace the coconut flour with almond flour althought it would probably make it drier/more compact. We’ll see! PS: I’ve never used macadamia nut butter nor coconut oil, can you believe that?!

    • Reply January 30, 2013

      Seana

      Hi Cyndie, I have read some info on substituting flours of all types, maybe on Stonesoup?? I know the coconut flour only needs a quarter of the amound of wheat flour as it absorbs so much liquid, mad isn’t it?

      It took me a while to find recipes that worked with the coconut flour.

  • Reply January 30, 2013

    Mairi Stones

    Seana it looks amazing I will definitely try it. I have some chestnut flour might try that. As I’m sugar free I might try without sugar or with xylitol which I sometimes use instead. X

  • Reply January 31, 2013

    Emily

    YUMMO! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply January 31, 2013

    Hotly Spiced

    I haven’t seen many chocolate cakes that don’t have cane sugar. What a great recipe and it would certainly be okay to let the kids have a second slice xx

    • Reply February 1, 2013

      Seana

      Hi Charlie, pop over for a slice!

      I will try making it with butter instead of the nut butter so that I can send it to school. Solid nourishment.

  • Reply February 1, 2013

    Tina Gray

    Healthy cake? You caught my attention 😉

  • Reply February 2, 2013

    Rachel

    This looks brilliant. I love cake, I love chocolate, I love coconut. Do you think it would work with any other type of flour, or would you need to change the quantity, because the coconut flour expands?

    • Reply February 3, 2013

      Seana

      Hi Rachel, I am not an expert but… I think you need 3 – 4 times the amount of wheat flour, I will try it as my coconut flour is going to run out soon. Anyway just to try. When I do I will post the info here too, no doubts there will be some failures! I’d also like to try it with almond meal.

      But I must recommend coconut flour, it’s very yummy and fibre=packed.

      • Reply February 3, 2013

        Rachel

        I’d definitely like to try the coconut flour, but I know I wouldn’t get around to ordering it online. I’ll keep an eye out in the health food store or deli. I do like to try different flours to wheat, and I love almond meal. I have a recipe for a great almond meal chocolate cake, but it does have sugar, and quite a lot from memory. Other than that it’s dark chocolate and eggs. Fantastic.

  • Reply February 6, 2013

    Anne

    I love when everyday food items can be made healthy, especially chocolate cake. I’ve been wanting to try coconut flour for ages too. I might just be tempted now. Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays.

    Anne xx

  • Reply February 21, 2013

    Tania

    I first came by this recipe at http://www.thehealthychef.com/2012/09/naked-chocolate-cake, last year. I have since made it several. It is such a simple, quick bake, and is always a real hit!

    • Reply February 21, 2013

      Seana

      Hello yes that’s the one I adapted. Isn’t The Healthy Chef a handy site. Do try it with the macadamia nut butter. Gives a terrific flavour.

  • Reply October 23, 2017

    Andrew Rody

    This cake will be perfect for my daughters birthday

  • Reply January 21, 2018

    Stacy Russell

    My girls love to bake but I’m looking for alternatives to the regular sugar filled cakes. I have coconut flour but hadn’t found a recipe they like yet. We will be trying this one next.

  • Reply August 28, 2018

    Marley

    I love to bake and I love chocolate
    I can’t wait to try this recipe
    Thanks

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