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
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
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)
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.
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?
Am I bonkers?
Aren’t we all??!!