Here it is: I’m so glad you’re enjoying this recipe. Hence I am so happy to share this recipe for a healthy chocolate cake made gluten free, vegan and sugar free. You can use it. :), Very excited to try this out. Unfortunately I haven’t tested. This cake freezes really well. I’m not going to say it tastes exactly the same as the 6-ingredient gooey Swedish chocolate cake, because that wouldn’t be true. Rather than the traditional round shape, we use a 9-by-13 pan to make a four-layer rectangular cake that looks fun and provides more layers of creamy goodness. 500 g (18 1/2 oz) beetroot, grated raw with skin. I have been looking for a good healthy frosting and this is it!! But still should be fluffy like in pics. Very dense. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). To make your healthy chocolate frosting just blend together these 3 ingredients: Does it taste of avocado? This healthy cake recipe is like a pumpkin-flavored version of Boston cream pie. It just can’t be good, the cake and the situation. Thank you for the recipe, Olena! NO shortening, NO trans fat, NO corn syurp. Learn how your comment data is processed. Please see our. *I have not tried this cake with any other flour besides whole wheat, therefore can't vouch for results. I’m going to try this recipe with Just Egg (plant based ‘egg’ product — comes in a bottle sold in cooler section near other egg products). Or at least a healthi-ER chocolate cake. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby. It reminded me of home where you get cakes just like these. I made this with my kids (aged 2 and 4) – we baked the whole quantity in a single spring form tin (just dialled down the oven temperature and cooked for longer). I’ve shared the recipe with friends. You assume full responsibility and liability for your own actions. I got invited to try this amazing recipe by a friend of mine a week ago on a train trip to Göteborg (West coast of Sweden). Definitely takes the guilt away! This is so lovely to hear, Clio – thank you so much for letting me know! The web has lots of tips on the best non dairy yogurts to use for frosting (as some non dairy yogurts can be more bitter and not that great in baking). Hi Can I do avocado? and it was fine. So happy to hear. I grated a few candies on top, you could use sprinkles, fresh berries or icing sugar. Your email address will not be published. I also blame this chocolate cake on a batch of Instant Pot yogurt. By Kelly Smith. Fantastic! Awesome cake recipe!!! Could not believe I am making a chocolate cake with such healthy ingredients! Keep an eye on it and do a toothpick test though. Nevertheless it was delicious! This will be a family favourite. It’s kind of something in between, and the exact texture varies a bit depending on how long its in the oven – or the particular oven you have. Add almond flour and mix. Healthier chocolate cake? Let it cool a little. The only difference was I did use unbleached white flour. I’m sorry I don’t offer conversions with my recipes right now. Thank you Jeanette so much for this recipe! Using a spatula, separate the edge of each cake from the pan, flip over on your hand, peel off parchment paper, and place bottom down on a cooling rack. It rose beautifully but fell flat 30min in. I really like the rich, clean, super chocolaty taste and the smooth mousse-y texture., I based my chocolate cake on vanilla sour cream cake. Hi Nidhya, so glad you and your kids enjoyed the cake! Instead of a cake I made it into cupcakes. Don’t be shy to leave a comment and star review after you make the cake . 4 free-range eggs. Glad to hear. Tips to remember when making a Healthy Chocolate Lava Cake: Stir your batter in the same mug that you cook it in, so you have less dishes to wash. By Helen all recipes, Baby & kid friendly, cakes, chocolate, Christmas, healthy, healthy desserts, Helen's favorites, party food, Quick and easy desserts, sweet things, Turned out amazing and super healthy so happy to have found this recipe yum. I made this cake when my brother was here. Same directions, check with a toothpick after 27 mins and go from there. Your recipe was perfect! I’d love to give this a go without wheat flour. Baking is a science and for best results it is best to follow the recipe closely! Thumbs up ? Though I’ve slightly modified the frosting by adding reduced-fat coconut milk, it turned out phenomenal (as for a coconut lover like me :)). Add the eggs, vanilla, oil and maple syrup to the sweet potato and mix well with a wooden spoon. The cake turned out amazing! What are the metric measurements? Doesn’t take long so yo I can ice it tomorrow too. I will try the sugar free idea! 1. I used honey for frosting. Hello- would I be able to substitute maple syrup with something else or even take it out? I am very interesting in making this cake but need to decrease the fat. Where do you find it? DIRECTIONS. This Healthy Chocolate Cake Recipe with yogurt, maple syrup and whole wheat flour is every dark chocolate lover's dream and is perfect for beginners bakers. Thank you! I will make this for my partners birthday!!!!! Refrigerate until ready to assemble the cake. So, I think it wasn’t that bad but could be better. Glad you enjoyed the recipe, Sara. Pinch of sea salt. It mashes really easily with a fork, or if you’d prefer to get it completely smooth you could pulse it for a few seconds in your food processor. I bet there are at least 2 human beings that made my cake and thought “meh”, but were too polite to protest. So there you go – healthy chocolate cake! Really delicious cake. A healthy chocolate cake stuffed with superfoods including sweet potato, cocoa and avocado. I will say, after refrigerating it over night, it was even better. If you you want to cut all the sugar out of this Keto mug cake, use unsweetened chocolate chips. I only have a Bundt pan, which oven temperature you used and for how long, I don’t have separate cake pans . So happy to hear, Andrea! Same measurements? You’ll start with a combination of unsweetened cocoa powder and whole wheat pastry flour.You just need the regular kind of unsweetened cocoa powder, like this.I’ve found that Dutched or “special dark” cocoa powder doesn’t taste as strong in this particular cake and leads to a more muted chocolate flavor. Hi Amber. I just made this cake , and I have to say it was a big success! We already removed sugar etc. So glad you like it! I just cook a medium sweet potato in the microwave until soft, then I split open the skin and scoop out the flesh. But essentially you can make this cake in just half an hour. I was wondering if I could use dairy alternative yogurts like soy or almond yogurt? What you need to know about this slice of heaven: Decorate however you wish. Decreased baking soda. In total, the whole cake with the topping is only estimated to be 1,580 calories! 6-ingredient gooey Swedish chocolate cake,, Easy crockpot chicken gnocchi soup (Olive Garden copycat, with pressure cooker version! Then you only need a few more minutes to add the frosting once the cake is cool. My sister wanted a Chocolate bday cake and I found your recipe!! During school holidays, I tend to bake a few more nut based recipes. Mash it well in a medium bowl or jug (or pulse in a food processor for a few seconds). Sounds amazing and creative!!! Home / Healthy Dessert Recipes / Cakes and Pies / Healthy Chocolate Cake. I’m planning on making this for our little one’s 2nd birthday. Thanks a lot Olena for this wonderful recipe. German Sweet Chocolate Cake I Rating: Unrated 160 This chocolate cake with coconut-pecan frosting is a … 1 cup self-raising flour (sifted) 1/3 cup cocoa (sifted) 1 cup caster sugar; 1/3 cup butter (softened) 1/2 cup milk; 2 eggs (lightly beaten) Method. Beyond delicious. And also I have only one baking form, maybe I can bake it twice In one form? If you close your eyes and think about it, yes. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. Combine the flour, cocoa powder, salt & baking soda in a medium bowl. As healthy as it gets without tasting bland. Freeze tightly wrapped or in an airtight container for up to 3 months. My brothers wife bakes all the time. This is a keeper for me! My name is Olena Osipov. Thanks for sharing Marcia! Flourless, butter free and naturally fruity sweetened… this is what this incredibly tasty and extra moist chocolate cake is all about. I guess I assumed it couldn’t possibly be as delicious as an ‘unhealthy’ one. Hello! Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda into a large bowl. Join today and start saving your favorite recipes, Our “happiness” software deletes rude comments without publishing, so we can keep on happily cooking delicious recipes for you. Maybe I just miscalculated, but either way I loved it . The original recipe for this cake … If you want to experiment it your way – go for it. … Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a 9-inch glass pie plate with a circle of parchment paper. But if you want thick frosting that you can spread, use 2%+ Greek yogurt. I would use 1 1/2 tsp of baking soda instead as my cake was quite dense. It’s oozy, super chocolaty heaven, and I’ll continue making it, especially when I need a delicious crowd pleasing dessert in a hurry. I love the fact that it has a high protein value. You can try but I wouldn’t like it. The cake was very moist and the frosting is simple yet fantastic! Sounds like chemical reaction didn’t go well. If it isn’t after 8 minutes in the microwave, just cook for another minute or two. Tag @ifoodreal or #ifoodreal on Instagram. Please read my disclosure for more info. Let me know if you try those as well! I’ve never tried replacing it with banana, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it worked. Make sure your sweet potato is nice and soft before scraping out the flesh. My cake has come out quite stodgy and not very light. Hope that helps! I wouldn’t freeze with icing as it could separate. Do you recommend icing the cake right away? AGree about personal preference on honey, sure. 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste. I’m really excited to try this recipe, I was wondering about the calories listed above, is that per slice? Hi!! I was dying for something decadent but had the usual guilt about the calories. Made a recipe? I really appreciate it! Easy to make and like you say with practice will cut the preparation time. I have used cooked beetroot as the base of this cake as beetroot is my favourite healthy vegetable to add into my meals. Pour batter into a greased 8x8-inch baking dish. Can i substitute the yogurt with sour cream? I’m learning! You can use 8 inch to make it taller. I just baked two cakes roughly the same size as the ones in the recipe. Thank you for your post! Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Or use it as a healthier topping for brownies or cupcakes. I couldn’t believe my luck when this turned out so delicious. It’s finally here. Hmmm..old baking powder? Its been a journey. I occasionally start eating or baking unhealthy desserts and gain weight right away. Hey, Whole wheat flour is more dense than all purpose. Any substitutes? Show me what you are making! But it does! Thank you.. looks lovely.. Hi Areej. You might find it easier to freeze without the ganache, though. So thank you for sharing Will experiment with the ratios next time… . Pierce the sweet potato all over with a fork, then place on a plate or kitchen towel and microwave on high for 6 to 8 minutes until the flesh is soft. Might cook faster or slower. Thank you!! Using Nutrifox. Cacao powder is less processed than cocoa powder or Dutch cocoa. When I first made this cake I cooked it for about 20 minutes and it was delicious but not at all gooey in the middle. I grated a few candies on top, you could use sprinkles, fresh berries or icing sugar. Recipes and images are a copyright of Thank-you. Seriously, life changing hack and I was super sceptical – “why would anyone wanna make yogurt in the pressure cooker when you can go buy it?!”. I just got some cocoa butter Wafers that I’m dying to try in a recipe and wondered if you think this would be okay to use one cup in place of half of the yogurt? I made this with 4 eggs, half the amount of maple syrup, half wheat flour and half plain flour and 0% fat free Greek yoghurt. Hi! :(, Hey thanks for your reply. It was also quite dense although I like that. Healthy Chocolate Cake Calories. If anything it was super fluffy, full of air pockets and a tad bit spongey. It was a yummy, very moist cake. Baking is a science. Yogurt was the main thing that got me attracted to try the cake and I’m glad I did. Added some water to turn it into a liquid. Have you got any guidance on using a double or triple batch to give it more depth as I guess the cooking time and maybe temperature will change, Hi Adam, so glad you liked it! It does rise like any cake. It is against the law to republish recipes anywhere including social media, print and all world wide web. Mix first 6 ingredients with electric mixer on medium. The thick chocolate mousse ganache tastes very similar to the Sara Lee version, but of course it’s much healthier. When you say try with spelt, would you use white or wholemeal spelt? I grew up in Ukraine on real food. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too. You would have to buy 2 large containers of yogurt anyways, so you can choose the type of frosting. No problem to use whole wheat flour. Used it in a challah bread recipe successfully the other day… will report back with results. The icing turned out a little runny, I used plain Greek yoghurt but maybe it wasn’t thick enough. This cake was sooooo good!! Love the cake, it was easy to make and worked really well. I made it w honey and it was great!! Hope you consider this info for next time you decide leave some other recipe 1 star. :) It wasn’t as fluffy as mine? My husband and I enjoyed it throughly. I ice it right away. Or perhaps I should have used slightly less honey than the recipe called for. If so how many slices should I cut it into? The information on this website is for educational purposes only. Your email address will not be published. As an Amazon Associate, I earn a small percentage from qualifying purchases. So tasty and such an easy recipe. Will the cake freeze well if I bake it ahead of time?? I have tried the Lily’s dark chocolate … Thank you so much for the feedback. But the true magic happened the next time I made it. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. There is no additional cost to you. FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, PINTEREST AND YOUTUBE. Whisk briefly … This Healthy Chocolate Cake Recipe with yogurt, maple syrup and whole wheat flour is every dark chocolate lover’s dream and is perfect for beginners bakers. Amazing and easy recipe for beginners. My son and I love dark chocolate more than regular milk chocolate, so it was a perfect cake for him. Wonder how it would work using zero fat Greek yogurt. Date syrup would be fine. Any thoughts on why that might be please? Make the frosting while the cake is baking. One question- can whole wheat flour be used instead of normal flour? It was a.chore to spread, but did come.out very well. Should be out in about a week . This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Cut open lengthwise and scoop out the flesh. In a large bowl, add yogurt, maple syrup, cacao powder and vanilla; whisk well. I want to use it for my sons birthday cake and so it needs to be deeper. I tried it with brown sugar. Many thanks, Amazing cake recipe we loved it! Posts may contain affiliate links. Love making it, my whole family devoured it! I used this recipe to make my son’s 2nd birthday cake and it worked out really well. Sorry. It’s not a super low calorie cake but there’s lots of goodness in it It could even be a meal replacement hahahaha. The recipe is AMAZING by the way. I’m so glad you’re going to try the recipe. Or at least a healthi-ER chocolate cake. Divide the mixture between the prepared tins. I expected the cake part to freeze just fine, but I assumed the avocado ganache part wouldn’t. But I can’t consume lactose. Just wrap well until you’re ready to defrost and eat. Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then carefully turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Thats my go to sugar subsitute. This healthy chocolate cake reminds me of a retro Sara Lee chocolate gateau (remember those?). It looked amazing and was pretty delicious. And that is not good when you cringe at your own food, especially if you make a living off cooking. Next month is my 14th birthday, I wanted to bake my own cake this year, but most of my family members do not eat butter or sugar, it’s really hard to find a good recipe that’s low-cal and delicious. I turned it into a ‘dirt cake’, adding things like small plastic diggers and chocolate biscuit crumbs to make it look like a construction site. I’ve made this cake 3 times and it’s been a great success. I’m glad I stumbled upon it. WHAT? Fridge or pantry? This easy-to-make chocolate cake is dark, moist, rich--and only dirties one bowl! I wished I had used maple syrup for the cake because it tasted very strongly of honey. Hi Holly. Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. It sounds like you have a new favorite, Alexia! I am out of Greek yogurt can I sub sour cream?? Thanks for your support! I tested with it and it works great. Unfortunately can’t take it out – baking really is a science and ratios of dry to liquid have to stay plus taste will be not good. Thank you! You know what no comments means? Your email address will not be published. This page may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. My kids and I loved it. Divide batter between 2 previously prepared cake pans and bake on a bottom rack for 27 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Make a well in the center of the bowl. my husband is diabetic and he can’t have that. Fantastic! Definitely one I’ll be saving!! Glad everyone enjoyed the recipe, Susan! Add cacao powder and using a whisk, whisk until well mixed. Add yogurt, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla, salt and beat with a mixer for 30 seconds. A 5-ingredient thick and creamy chocolate frosting you can slather on absolutely everything. 380 g (13 1/4 oz) almond meal You can use any. I also added about a cup of jumbo raisins in the cake batter, and studded raspberries on top of the bundt. Adults loved it and my 3 year old also. Whole wheat or spelt are interchangeable 1:1. Nutritional info is provided for informational purposes only and to the best knowledge. And more than in love with my Instant Pot. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. Must say it was easy and i got a decent result. I made this for my daughter’s 3 year birthday cake. is a participant of Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. Thank you ♥️♥️♥️. Prepare We’ll make this again for sure. Just ice it after thawing. Any thoughts? You want the top to look totally cooked, but when you insert a skewer into the middle of the cake it’s still a bit sticky. This beautiful cake is very moist and very chocolately and is great decorated with fruit as well as with chocolate icing! Not quite as easy as boxed cake mixes, but those often contain trans fats. This is my exact way of living. And yes, honey has a strong taste. I was wondering what size your cake pans have you used? I honestly don’t think it will work but you can try. This easy chocolate cake recipe is made from simple pantry ingredients and is great for the newbie cook. Glad you and your husband enjoyed the recipe, Janaki! THIS healthy chocolate cake is delicious too. Hi there. Baking is precise and it’s best to follow the recipe. I kept it aside though and ate it by itself, it changed into a mouse consistency the next day so I thoroughly enjoyed eating that too. Remove cakes from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Whisk together all the wet … Made this cake for my husband’s birthday, it was delicious!! If your cake isn’t gooey, don’t worry. But you can google them. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. This is an easy, healthy cake recipe that I just keep coming back to – one because it is so delicious and two because it is so versatile (vanilla one day, citrus or chocolate the next). The first time I made it, it was a bit less gooey. May I ask. I give you permission to enjoy a piece (or two) of this without an ounce of guilt. All my family and friends loved this cake on my son’s birthday party. We loved the taste! Worked out SO well. Also ???? Whole wheat flour is heavier and you can’t achieve same lightness like with all-purpose flour. Let me know if you would like pics of it as I made it a bundt. Hi there, You are very welcome, Charlotte! Notify me via e-mail if anyone answers my comment. Best enjoyed with a generous lather of chocolate avocado frosting (see notes)! Thank you Helen. Thanks Olena! Many thanks I am worried if mine are too big they are going to be too thin. Recipe by: Ginger Perkins Beetroot and Dark Chocolate Cake 23 reviews . Thank you for sharing this recipe with the internet and keep going with your work! Had mixed results with healthy cake recipes? Yum! Would it be OK if I skip it? I only use baking powder in my cakes and allows them to rise. Healthy chocolate fudge cake? I would like the healthy vanilla cupcake recipe if you don’t mind. Measured flour correctly by skimming the top of a cup? Put in a buttered 7" x 9" baking pan. Required fields are marked *. Hi Brittany! It’s just healthier w/o aluminum. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. How do you think it would taste if I subbed in almond flour? And also with regular all purpose flour which I turned into cake flour ( by taking out two tablespoons – per cup- of the flour and replacing with arrowroot ) If you want a taste of cake with white flour, butter and sugar then you bake or buy cake made with white flour, butter and sugar. I’m gonna try this this weekend I hope it works, Yes you can. Home » sweet things » cakes » 30 minute healthy chocolate cake. Our simple “from scratch” recipe gives you a home-baked cake … Sorry I think your name is Olena not Jeanette. yogurt and 1 cup applesauce that will ensure cake rises. Great recipe!! Cake came out moist and very chocolate. I know what you mean about the guilt. Bake for 20 mins or until a skewer inserted into the … Yum! If you’ve been searching for healthy cake recipes, maybe the search is over! Ingredients. Fantastic! I think if you use 1 cup coc. This secretly healthy chocolate frosting recipe is so deliciously rich and chocolatey, you’ll want to eat it straight up with a spoon! I can’t wait to try other recipes of yours. Very good we loved it. Let’s go over how to make this ultimate healthy chocolate bundt cake! Could I replace sweet potato with banana? Pour egg, oil, vanilla extract & milk. My kids and I enjoyed it so much. I really wanna try to make this cake. I’m so glad you think it’s beyond delicious too! Your email address will not be published. Tabea. Let me know how it turns out. gave this a go today..only because i had spare wheat flour and all the other ingredients to hand. How do you calculate the nutritional value of the recipe? It’s probably better to make and add the frosting just before you’re ready to eat the cake. This microwave chocolate mug cake is also great for a healthy … I was going to try chia eggs to substitute the eggs, but not sure what to substitute for the yogurt. Your very welcome! The chocolate cake of your dreams. Hmmm. And it was so easy to make!! Why is it important to use 3%+ Greek yogurt for the cake? Thanks so much. Could this healthy chocolate cake get any better? When you top the cake with the ganache, it’ll kind of sink into the cake a bit and make it super moist. No problem. It will probably just have a slightly nuttier taste and texture. Is it crucial to this recipe to use the aluminum free baking powder? Spelt is kind of wheat. Someone mentioned there is sugar free syrup but I’m not sure. This cake is gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free, making it the perfect healthy treat for everyone. Hi, this recipe looked perfect until I realised I don’t have any baking soda. Yay! Loved reading your story! This chocolate mug cake recipe is a healthy way to get your chocolate in, first thing! Similar to this recipe, except with almond flour. I am so pleased! Couldn’t believe that something so tatsty could be healthy too. I made it today and it’s absolutely delicious!! Chocolate muffins with hot chocolate custard 53 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating These classic cocoa puddings with a hot chocolate sauce contain just 215 calories each - and there's a lemon version too Sweet and far healthier than sugar and butter. I’m cheating a bit by calling this a 30 minute cake because of course you need a bit of extra time for cooling and adding the frosting. Vik! Can you recommend any gluten free flour substitutes? Joanna xx, Hello Joanna! I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. The only thing is that it needed more maple syrup than I had in my fridge so I used honey in the cake and maple syrup in the icing. A HEALTHY chocolate cake. It reminded me more of a e.g. There are many ways to make healthy cakes of course, but these are the main ingredients that I include in mine…, So that’s just 8 main ingredients! Thanks for the recipe Olena . Two deeply flavored chocolate layers of gluten free cake with two homemade buttercream frostings. Learn how your comment data is processed. Definitely a recipe I shall use again and again. I would expect it to be more dense? No worries haha. It’s one of my favourite on the blog. That’s a great compliment to the recipe. I also have a recipe for healthier vanilla cupcakes that you might like. You can’t expect recipe to work if you cut back liquids and use half of different flour. Thank you. Fold in the semi-sweet chocolate chips. I took it out of the oven a bit sooner, and I slathered it in a healthy chocolate mousse frosting / ganache.
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