Healthy Chocolate Cake, yes it's a first for me! I normally use everyday ingredients in my recipes until recently when I was approached by Kate from Modern Alternative Mama. She asked if I'd like to review her newest ebook Treat Yourself ~Real Food Desserts~ and since I've never baked like this before, I said yes! Her site is devoted to cooking as healthy and naturally as possible. She uses all natural sweeteners like honey and maple syrup; alternative flours such as almond flour and sprouted flour. I didn't know what to expect, so into the kitchen I went and out came a beautiful healthy chocolate cake! The taste was a little different than what I'm used to, however it turned out very good! It was moist and baked up just like any other cake. Would you like a chance to try her recipes too? Kate is offering one of you a copy of her ebook, all you have to do is leave a comment below!
Ingredients are as follows:
1/2 C. cocoa powder
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 C. butter, melted
1/4 C + 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
1/4 C honey
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 C buttermilk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease two 8" round cake pans.
Mix together the melted butter, maple syrup and honey.
(You were supposed to add the eggs next, but I forgot and added them at the end!)
Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and sea salt.
Start mixing together (this is where I realized I forgot the eggs!).
Add buttermilk, vanilla and eggs; mix until completely combined.
Divide batter evenly into two pans.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.
Cool for ten minutes; remove and frost with your favorite frosting.
Slice, serve and enjoy!
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