Alright... here's how you can "have your cake and eat it too." Chocolate Cake... that actually tastes like cake. AND....ready for it?? Its refined sugar free and has whole wheat. Take that health challenge!
This cake is subtly sweet with a mild chocolate flavor, so it paired perfectly with a little drizzle of honey sweetened peanut butter. And the best part? It left me actually feeling good.
I'll admit, this is no replacement for good old calorie-packed, sugar-loaded chocolate cake. But... if you're looking for a guilt-free wholesome alternative this is a great option.
Wholesome Chocolate Cake with Honey-Peanut Butter Drizzle
Adapted from: Baking a Moment
1/2 c. white whole wheat flour
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
6 Tbsp coconut oil
1/2 c. honey
1/4 c. greek yogurt
1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 c. pure maple syrup
4 Tbsp natural unsweetened peanut butter
2 Tbsp honey
Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease an 8x8 baking pan and set aside.
Combine flours, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add coconut oil and mix on low until oil has incorporated and mixture is dry and crumbly.
Next add eggs. Once the eggs are incorporated, add honey, greek yogurt, applesauce, and vanilla. Mix until just incorporated. Finally add maple syrup.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake at 325 for about 30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Combine peanut butter and honey. Drizzle over the cake before serving.