No Added Sugar Choccy Cake



Due to popular request from Facebook
Here it is!!
My No Added Sugar, Gluten Free, Moist Choccy Cake XX


Chocolate Cake
Such a classic well loved invention and so many delicious variations out there!
One of my favourite things to make is chocolate cake.

I make a few versions myself and this one is my moist, no added sugar, gluten-free Chocolate cake X



Ingredients


Cake 

  • 1 cups dates
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup cacoa (or organic cocoa)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla paste
  • 1/4 cup stevia (or to taste)
  • 8 drops chocolate stevia (optional for extra chocolatey flavour)
  • 1/4 cup dark agave (or raw honey or maple syrup or rice malt syrup - you pick) optional
  • 2 cups almond meal (if you are nut free read notes)
Frosting
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 tablespoon Maca powder
  • 1/4 cup cacoa (or organic cocoa)
  • 8 choc stevia drops
  • 1 tablespoon dark agave or honey (optional)
Optional Cream Layer
  • 1 cup whipped cream. I use Maleny Dairies cream.

Method 
  • Soak all dates in a bowl of water, just covered overnight, (or for at least 3 hours). Separate into two lots.
  • Pre-heat oven to 180`c.
  • Grease and line with baking paper 2 cake pans.
  • In a bowl combine butter and stevias.
  • Mash 2 of the bananas and add into the butter mix with the olive oil.
  • Stir in almond meal, mix together, add a small amount of water if required.
  • Gently toss through the frozen blueberries and pour mixture into prepared pans, trying to have an even amount of mixture in each.
  • Bake in a moderate oven for approximately 20 minutes or until cake springs back from the tough on top.
  • Remove from oven and leave in its pan to cool for 10 minutes before carefully removing by lifting out the paper and placing on a wire rack to completely cool.
  • Prepare frosting while cake cools.
  • Frosting:  In a blender combine frosting ingredients, blend together well. adjust sweetness if required to taste.
  • Place frosting in a bowl, covered to chill in the fridge.
  • When cakes are completely cool place one on a serving plate.
  • Cover with a layer of the choc frosting and then a layer of cream.
  • Top with the second cake.
  • Cover with a layer of frosting.
  • Chill whole cake for 15 minutes
  • Serve.
  • Store cake in the fridge.
Notes
  • A very moist cake.
  • Perfect for when bananas are in season and cheap.
  • In season I like to use fresh cherries or fresh blueberries. With fresh cherries, remove pips and stems and toss through in place of the blueberries and serve with fresh cherries.
  • Make as a single layer cake and just top with frosting and optionally serve with cream.
  • Egg can be added to make the cake firmer. I have made this cake both with and without.
  • If you are allergic to all nuts you could use a gluten free flour alternative in place of the almond meal, but you may need to make a few adjustments so it doesn't become too heavy. I would also add in some sorghum flour as well as a gf flour to increase healthy protein in the cake too.
  • To make dairy free swap butter for oil and leave out cream.
Toddler Tips
  • This is a great cake for toddlers, especially with no added sugar.

Happy Cooking!

Rebecca XX
The same cake made single layer with fresh cherries X

You might also like  Maca BallsChocclicious (no added sugar) Muffins, Choc Beetroot MuffinsZucchini and Chia Seed Chocolate Cake

If you are a chocolate loving person but want to be healthy too I highly recommend hopping over and having a read of these two great blogs who have stack of gorgeous, healthy choccyness:
Natural New Age Mum
Naughty Naturopath Mum


Recipe and photography (c)RebeccaMugridge2013








23 comments:

  1. Looks YUMMY! Too bad I'd be the only one in the family who would be tempted to eat it. Silly family members who don't know what's good for them lol.

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    1. Thanks AMummys Life!
      At least its pretty healthy :)

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  2. That looks absolutely yummy. Will have to try it sometime - bookmarked your page.

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  3. The cake looks super yummy.. have to see where they sell the sugar alternative here as it is not as common over in Singapore.

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    1. Thanks Dominique!
      You could use organic honey XX

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  4. Sounds yummy, looks yummy! :)

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  5. This looks so good. I have a gluten-free recipe I use, but it has 1 1/2 cups of sugar. I can't wait to try this one!

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    1. Thanks Madeleine!!
      I've found that with some GF have a lot of sugar in them, I made this originally for a sugar free recipe, I really wanted to cut down how much we consume as a family but still wanted a scrummy chocoate cake :) And it just happened that the ingredients that worked really well when I was creating it were gluten free too so I was prettt happy with the result, we have this quite a lot and I vary the fruit :D

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  6. The thing that attracts me to this recipe the most Bek is the words no sugar. One of the main reasons I loathe puddings, cakes etc is they are too sweet. Natural sweetness is far more appealing than the other. Great post, fab recipe!

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    1. Thanks you!!
      I so agree Anita-Clare :)
      I love natural sweetness and love making sugar free goodies XX

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  7. This looks so yummy. Lots of steps - I fear I would mess something up for sure! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Jessica!
      Its really easy I promise :)
      I just chuck the dates and water in the fridge the night before and it takes next to no time to make it the following day.
      I love knowing I have this in the fridge hehe XX

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  8. WOW, this looks like the perfect dessert!! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Hope your week is great!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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  9. This sounds so good! Love all the healthy ingredients in it! :-)

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