Monday, October 3, 2011

Quick paleo dessert: Chocolate/Almond Butter Cake

I came across a quick little recipe today for Chocolate/Peanut Butter Cake (on Glamour Magazine's Vitamin G blog) and thought it sounded really delicious. But, like most desserts, it isn't paleo -- this particular dessert contains whole wheat flour, peanut butter and brown sugar. So, I decided to change it up a bit. I replaced the brown sugar with maple syrup, the peanut butter with almond butter and the whole wheat flour with coconut flour (using the exact same ratios). I skipped the chocolate chips, but only because I didn't have any on hand.

While it certainly is not the best chocolate cake in the world (in my opinion, it is impossible to make a truly mouth-watering cake without real sugar and real cake flour), it is sweet and satisfying and a near-perfect paleo treat! Maybe a tad dry, but I think adding (dark) chocolate chips would fix this. Or, serve it with a small scoop of homemade coconut ice cream. You could even spread a touch of grass-fed butter on the cake as well.

5 comments:

  1. Just tried it, with a couple of modifications due to lack of ingredients. I didn't have any almond or coconut flour, so I doubled the cocoa powder. Used 1 tsp honey instead of sugar, and added 1 tbsp coconut oil (melted). No chocolate chips. It was moist and delicious. Thanks! :-)

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  2. Your version sounds divine. I'm going to give it a try, too!

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  3. Coconut flour requires a lot of eggs to work. Have you seen this website? http://www.elanaspantry.com/chocolate-almond-joy-bars/ She makes a lot of paleo-ish recipes that are really yummy :)

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  4. Of course you know I *am* going to have to try it with some dark chocolate chunks once I get out to the grocery store ;)

    I think the coconut oil helps make it a little more moist. It's my quick fix for any paleo baking.

    How are you feeling these days? You're in the home stretch now - so exciting!

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  5. Wow, this really looks fast and easy; I had no idea you could make cake in a microwave. Thanks for the link, Dawn!

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