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 🙂
And it is almost healthy!