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:

2 C sprouted flour 
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
2 eggs
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!

If you’d like to purchase the book, here’s a coupon for 25% off!  Just enter the code FLOUR25 (this code will expire on the December 14th).

To enter the giveaway leave a comment telling me your favorite healthy dessert!  Contest Closed!  Congratulations comment #22

Sara said…
This looks so good! My favorite healthy dessert is strawberries :). I’d love to try making something chocolate that’s healthy!!

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