No one can resist to a piece of chocolate cake, but if you are on a diet by all means you will have to avoid this delicacy. However, what if we tell you that even though you are on a strict eating regime, you can still enjoy your favorite dessert.
Naturally, you cannot consume the regular chocolate cake meaning the one that contains tons of gluten, dairy and sugar.
In this article we shall present you a healthy recipe for a chocolate cake that goes pretty well with your healthy quinoa salad.
Dieting does not always mean giving up on your favorite desserts and treats, you can still have them in your eating regime but this time they will be made of healthy ingredients. You may wonder how is that possible, believe us it is and the healthy chocolate cake is still delicious and savory, just while eating it you will not have the feeling of guilt anymore.
All you have to do is to replace the processed ingredients and additives with healthier alternatives.
For instance, your cake can be gluten free if you use gluten-free flour, and the cake will not lose its distinctive taste. In the recipe there is no dairy, and in that way you are safe from sugar crash, cramping and bloating.
The Recipe for Gluten Free Chocolate Cake
Preparation time: 10 minutes.
Cooking time: 35 minutes.
This recipe is for 8 servings.
- 2 cups of gluten-free flour
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups of coconut sugar
- ¾ cup of cocoa powder
- 1 ½ teaspoon of baking soda
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
- Half a cup of coconut oil (ambient temperature)
- 1 cup of coconut milk
- 1 cup of organic coffee
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- Chocolate frosting
First you need to preheat your oven at 350 degrees F. For this recipe you should use two 9-inch cake pans. Prepare them by buttering and flouring them nicely.
Then, take a bowl and mix in it the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
In a separate bowl mix the eggs, coconut milk, oil, and vanilla extract till you get smooth texture. Combine both mixtures and after that add in it a cup of coffee, and stir the whole mixture once again.
Put the batter evenly in both cake pans, and start the baking part. Bake your cakes for 30 to 35 minutes which is an enough time for the cakes to be nicely baked.
Take out the cake pans from the oven, and leave them to completely cool off.
On one of your cakes evenly spread the chocolate frosting, and then stack the other cake. Again spread another frosting layer on your whole cake and the amazing chocolate cake is ready for consumption.
Recipe for the Chocolate Frosting
Preparation time: 5 minutes.
This recipe is for 12 servings.
- 1 cup of softened butter
- *** If you prefer vegan butter you can use it
- 1/3 cup of coconut milk
- 2/3 cup of cocoa powder
- 1 cup of honey
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Half a teaspoon of sea salt
Place all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir everything nicely till the mixture is nicely combined. For that purpose use a whisk or a hand held power blender.