People may wonder about the title of this blog. What’s so miraculous about chocolate cake? It’s pretty common after all. Of course most chocolate cakes are full of things like sugar, butter, and flour. This cake has none of those. It’s actually healthy and nutritious. And it still tastes good and rich and chocolaty. That’s the miracle. It’s gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free. It’s not a diet recipe, no fake chemical sugar substitutes. It does have honey though so diabetics would have to be careful about portion size. Other than that it’s more protein than carbohydrate. It’s also very simple to make. So easy kids could stir it up by themselves.
Miracle Chocolate Cake Recipe
3/4 cup almond butter
4 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons dark chocolate cocoa powder
Heat oven to 325 degrees and grease 8-inch square pan. Stir all ingredients in mixing bowl by hand. Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for about 25 – 30 minutes. Cake is done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
You can add 3/4 cup coconut if desired. Increase baking time to 30 – 35 minutes. For a very moist cake bake it a little less and take it out of the oven before the toothpick comes out clean. Or sprinkle coconut on top before baking and it comes out with a nice toasted coconut topping.
This cake tastes good as is with no frosting, but people do like frosting. You can use your favorite frosting, or try Nutella straight from the jar which makes a pretty good frosting on its own. Or make this simple Nutella frosting recipe:
1/2 cup Nutella
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon coconut or almond milk
Beat all ingredients in small bowl with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Because the consistency of Nutella varies with the temperature you may need more or less milk to get the desired thickness of your frosting.
If you are making this cake for someone on a sugar-restricted diet skip the Nutella frosting because if you read the ingredients on the jar, the first one is sugar. Pre-made almond butter from a jar may also have sugar, but if you get it where they have the machine that grinds almonds into almond butter you can eliminate the sugar there.