Almost Healthy Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake, healthy style..?

Today I decided to do what I always said I could do – make a cake without a recipe. And not just that, but with ingredients I haven’t used together before.

I woke up this morning and decided today would be a chocolate cake kind of day! However, I wanted something a little guilt free. Just a little.

Here is what happened…

I open the pantry door. Raw Cacao? Yep. Self raising flour? Yes. Agave syrup? That should work. And I might use coconut oil instead of butter.

Here is the recipe:

Pre heat oven to 150 degrees Celsius

In my trusty Kenwood mixing bowl I put:

  •  1.5 cups SR Flour
  • ½  a cup of raw cacao powder
  • ¼ cup Agave syrup (nectar)
  • 2 eggs lightly whisked
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • ¾ cup of milk

Mix all together to make a batter and pour into a cake tin.

Bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

My thoughts? Not quite sweet enough. You can probably get away with adding another ¼ cup of agave nectar. I was also concerned the cake didn’t rise enough… However… it was beautiful! The cake has a lovely, dense mud cake type texture! A winner as far as I am concerned!!

This is the very first time I have tried baking without anything to guide me and I feel very proud that this turned out exceptionally well 🙂

Delicious!

And it is almost healthy!

Advertisements