Chocolate Cake

White Flowers

On my quest for better health there's been certain things I've given up easily and without regret or second thought. Processed foods---> buhbye, soda----> no tears here, even bread----> no big deal. There are certain other things...ahem, chocolate....that have been particularly difficult. If I'm totally honest it's been downright hard!! It's something that I love and something that just oh so nice after a long day....and there's many of those! 

 

Although chocolate in and of itself isn't bad it's often accompanied by unhealthy amounts of sugar and milk (which many can't tolerate already) and so things get can get complicated. After weeks of craving a nice big slice of chocolate cake I was determined to make it happen. Never underestimate a tired and worn out mother of four on a health restrictive diet when she's had enough and done enough. I rolled up my sleeves and was determined to make a healthier, better, more natural version of one of my favorite foods. I must say it didn't disappoint either and I savored every little last crumb. I'm happy to share my version with you all! 

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 3 1/2 C minced raw sweet potato

  • 4 eggs (or flax eggs)

  • 1 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 C maple syrup

  • 2 Tbsp. Stevia sweetener

  • 3/4 C coconut oil

  • 1/2 C coconut flour

  • 2 Tbsp. vanilla

  • 3 1/2 tsp. baking powder

  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt

*Flax egg: 1 Tbsp.. ground flax + 3 Tbsp. water----> replaces 1 egg. Stir and let mixture sit and gel for 5 minutes. 

Frosting: 

  • 3 Large avocados

  • 1 tsp. vanilla

  • 2 Tbsp. Stevia

  • 3/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line (2) 9 inch pans with parchment paper on the bottom and spray a little oil on top. 

  2. In a food processor mince the sweet potato. Add to a high speed blender and add all the remaining ingredients. 

  3. Spoon out the chocolate mixture into prepared baking pans and cook for 55-60 minutes.

  4. Let cool completely. 

  5. Remove from baking pan, frost, and add the top layer. Frost the top layer and enjoy! 

Frosting:

  1. Place the peeled avocado, vanilla, stevia, and unsweetened cocoa powder in a food processor. Pulse until smooth. This recipe can easily be adjusted by doubled it if you fancy frosting more than cake! 

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