Yummy Chocolate Cake

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5 or 6 years ago, I discovered this amazing little cookbook at the local Safeway. The cover boasted, ‘No sugar. No white flour. No artificial anything’, and I had to have it! Healthy Choices has been my favorite cook book ever since and this cake recipe hails from there.

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So, here’s the Very Good Chocolate Cake that we make a few times a year… and almost made today except that it seems I end up eating …80% of it :/.

Yummy Chocolate Cake

Add to mixing bowl in this order:

1/2 Cup Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Honey or 1 1/4 Cups if you omit Syrup (I do based on $$)3/4 Cup Maple Syrup
2 Eggs
Pinch of Sea Salt
2 Cups Boiling water

^^Mix as you’re adding if you can as it can semi cook the eggs. Stick with the temperature though because the chemistry behind what happens next is amazing!

1/2 Cup Cocoa
3 Tsp Baking Soda
2 Tsp Baking Powder
2 1/2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour (I use 3 1/2 of fresh ground spelt)

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Mix well and resist the urge to add flour. The batter will be thin. Trust the recipe 😉 .

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Occasionally it takes a touch longer. This is incredibly moist. We don’t really do frosting in our house, so go crazy with that, and let me know what you liked!!

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Affilliate link above to get that great cook book!! Please use it!


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