Chocolate Cake

So, as promised, here is the recipe for my Chocolate Cake plus two different kinds of toppings to choose from.

Chocolate Cake

  • 2 ½ cups oat flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 tablespoons oil or butter
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate vinegar (apple cider is fine too)
  • 1 ¾ cups raw sugar

Mix all dry ingredients except the raw sugar together.  In a separate bowl mix all of the wet ingredients and the raw sugar.  Heat the wet ingredients in the microwave for about a minute and mix together until raw sugar is dissolved.  Stir the wet ingredients in with the dry until smooth (you can use a hand mixer, if you prefer).  The batter won’t be very thick.  Pour batter into your oiled cake pan.  Bake at 350 F for about 40 minutes.  Let the cake cool before adding any topping to it.

 Option 1:  German Chocolate Icing

  • 2 tablespoons whipped honey
  • 2 teaspoons caramel agave nectar (or regular agave nectar will work)
  • 1 tablespoon butter  or your favorite substitute (do not melt it)
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes

Mix all ingredients together and chill for about 30 minutes before applying to cake.

Option 2:  Peanut Butter Glaze

  • ¼ cup raw sugar
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk (or favorite substitute)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Ground peanuts for garnish (optional)

 Mix all ingredients except for the ground peanut garnish together and mix until creamy with a hand mixer.  Drizzle glaze over the cake and top with ground peanuts.

Enjoy!

~Elesha, a skinnyfat girl

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  1. Lanee

     /  May 31, 2011

    This cake looks fabulous!! I want to try it out. do you know what the serving info is like carbs, sugars and serving size is? Just curious! BTW, I have lost 15 pounds!!

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    • skinnyfatgirls

       /  May 31, 2011

      I don’t have perfect information for carbs, calories, etc. since the cake is partially my own creation. I did run it through a calorie counter and it said that a serving size is 200 calories without the icing. I will let you know if I figure out how to calculate the exact nutrition facts. I usually separate the cake batter into regular sized muffin tins and I consider one muffin to be a serving size. My philosophy on food is that too much of a good thing, is a bad thing. Even though this recipe is a lot healthier and nutritious than a regular recipe, I still can’t go crazy. Congrats on the weight loss! I’m happy to hear about your progress! Feeling healthy is the greatest feeling!

      ~Elesha

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