Super Healthy Chocolate Cake – Easy and Very Moist

 

super healthy chocolate cake

Nice and moist, a healthy chocolate cake that the kids actually eat!

 

I was overjoyed when I perfected this healthy chocolate cake, overjoyed I tell you.   

There is NOTHING nasty in it, nothing at all.

And yet, the kids love it. Oh, happy day. Small wins in motherhood.

 

I came up with this tasty yet healthy chocolate cake when I was looking for a simple after school snack to take in the car when I picked the twins up from school. I had bought some coconut flour, it took me ages to pluck up the courage to start using it. And it wasn’t easy to work with…. but I persisted….

I also wanted to try using my macadamia nut butter in a cake, and gave it a whirl whilst creating this one… it works well, but it isn’t compulsory.

It took more than a few trials to create a nutritious chocolate cake that the kids would actually eat, even though it has no sugar or flour in it.
 

 

 

 

super healthy chocolate cake

Super Healthy Chocolate Cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 30 g (1/4 cup/ 1 oz) cocoa or cacao powder
  • 35g (1/4 cup / 1 1/4 oz) coconut flour*
  • 1 tsp (5 g) gluten free baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 60g (1/4 cup/ 3 tbs) honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 60g (1/4 cup / 2 oz) macadamia nut butter (or oil or melted coconut oil or butter)

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 150 C.
    2. Mix the cocoa, coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon and sea salt in a bowl
    3. Add the eggs, honey, vanilla and macadamia nut butter
    4. Mix well until smooth and combined.
    5. Spoon into muffin cases, I make 6 – 8 with this amount. Or you could try it as a round cake.
    6. Bake muffin size cakes for 15 – 20 minutes.

Notes

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

 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 325Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 180mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 8gSugar: 3gProtein: 14g

 

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

This Simple Spiced Zucchini Cake is also excellent.

 

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.

 

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

 

 

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

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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