OK, so I have a big sweet tooth… alright, a ginormous sweet tooth. I LOVE cakes, brownies, frosting… you name it! If it calls for sugar, I’m there! So, with that being said, I’ve been trying to create healthier versions of these items… and well, they have not been turning out too great. Actually, to be honest, my creations have tasted like things that shouldn’t even be edible. Just ask my kiddos and hubby! ;)
However, this is no longer the case… I am happy to report that I’ve finally found a wonderful recipe to satisfy that sweet tooth of mine. And guess what? My super picky 10 year old approves…
Grain-Free Chocolate Cake
1 cup almond flour
1 cup unsweetened cacao powder or cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted (+ additional coconut oil for greasing pan)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup honey (or another sweetener of your choice)
Melted Dark Chocolate (at least 70% or more Cocoa – the higher the percentage, the better for ya!)
Walnuts or pecans
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9×9 pan with coconut oil. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix well. Combine wet ingredients in a separate bowl and whisk together until incorporated. Now dump wet ingredients into bowl with dry ingredients and stir until combined. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until fork or toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Melt dark chocolate in saucepan or microwave and pour over cake! Enjoy! :D
* Recipe Adapted from Eat Clean. In a Zoo. Of Kids.