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