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Healthy chocolate cake recipe

Healthy chocolate cake recipe

Healthy chocolate cake recipe


Chocolate cake needn’t be unhealthy.  This healthy chocolate cake can now be enjoyed without the guilt. This recipe is high in antioxidants.  The eggs add the protein and the maple syrup gives you that added sweetness without giving you the high insulin/blood sugar level spike.

The Benefits of Cacao Powder


Flavonoids
Flavonoids are compounds that have antioxidant activity.

Phenylethylamine
PEA or short.  This compound is meant to elevate mood as well as support energy.  It is one of the main reasons why people love chocolate so much!

Magnesium
High in magnesium.  This mineral is essential for energy production as well as supporting a healthy brain and nervous system.  It is also important for muscles, bones and teeth.

Iron
Iron helps build the blood which helps to transport haemoglobin (oxygen) around the body.  Iron is also important for transporting potassium, zinc, copper, selenium and manganese around the body

The cacao part of the chocolate bar is not the unhealthy component, it is everything tht is added to it that renders it unhealthy! The other reason is that when the cacao is roasted to make a chocolate bar, many of the antioxidant and beneficial enzymes are destroyed.

Ingredients


  • ½ cup cacao powder
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 6 organic eggs
  • ½ cup raw honey or maple syrup
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

Method


Preheat oven to 160°C for a fan forced.

Combine the cacao, coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon and sea salt into a mixing bowl.

Add the eggs, honey, vanilla, coconut milk and olive oil.

Mix well until smooth and combined – a whisk works well for this.

Pour into a 20 cm (9 inch) baking tin lined with baking paper.

Bake the cake for 55 – 60 minutes or until cooked through.  Remove from the oven and cool in tin.
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