When you’re cravings for chocolate cake hit, don’t deny them! Just whip up this luscious, chocolatey, gluten-free, Dairy Free Chocolate Cake and enjoy!
My true love.
No matter if it’s white, milk or dark, it gives me so much joy to sit down to a piece… or, five!
When I am upset it calms me, when I am sad, it uplifts next, when I am trying to go sugar free, it reforms me!
So, even though I am trying to watch my sugar intake, there are times when I need a slice of chocolate cake.
And for those times, I have this easy peasy Healthy Chocolate Cake.
Sinking my teeth into a forkful of this feels downright sinful.
Speaking of sinful, have you heard the story of the Spanish women of San Cristóbal de las Casas?
Apparently, some time during the 17th century, a group of upper-class Spanish women of San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico, got into a disagreement with the Bishop of Chiapas. over their conduct during Mass.
The ladies, it seems, suffered from weak stomachs that dictated that they have a cup of very hot chocolate in the middle of Mass.
Their actions to enjoy hot chocolate during mass provoked a ban on all food and drink in the House of God.
The women were furious and vowed to never to attend Mass in the cathedral again and went instead to church in convents.
Shortly after, the Bishop of Chiapas was found dead-with a poisoned cup of chocolate in his hand and a little smile on his face. Apparently, it was the first recorded case of “Death by Chocolate.”
On the contrary, this cake isn’t going to cause any sort of death-by-chocolate incidents.
In fact, seeing this is Healthy chocolate cake is made without any butter and a minimal amount of sugar, this just might be a bit kinder on your ticker.
How is this chocolate cake healthy?
As mentioned, this cake is made without butter. Instead of butter, I used heart healthy corn oil like I did when making this lemon cake.
Corn oil is said to have more cholesterol-blocking plant sterols than olive oil and canola oil even.
I also used almond butter and almond flour in making this cake – which make this a grain free / gluten free cake as well.
This cake is high is protein thanks to the almonds and 4 eggs used.
Also, the ganache frosting on this cake is make with coconut milk, chocolate and a smidge of confectioners sugar.
After the feast-ivities of the holidays, if you are craving some chocolate cake, I hear you.
Don’t deny yourself, just whip up this healthy chocolate cake and enjoy as life is too short to live it without desserts. Besides, today is National Chocolate Cake Day after all…