Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Healthy blueberry chocolate glaze cake

One word to describe this cake; AMAZING!!!!  I already ate some and we haven't had dinner yet.  Hey, I had to taste test it you know? :) Ronnie like it too, so it has been "kid approved"!

Here is the cake cooling.  You already want to dig your fork in there don't you?

Melting the bittersweet chocolate with coconut oil for the glaze.  Yes, I licked the spoon and pot clean afterwards. :)

Spread the chocolate glaze on, then sprinkled blueberries and shredded coconut.  Oh yes!!!


Below is the recipe.  I got this from Oh She Glows blog, and she suggested adding one smashed banana to make it more moist, so I did.  It is very moist and excellent!

Healthy Blueberry Chocolate Glaze Cake
Adapted from Fat Free Vegan.
1 1/4 cup whole grain spelt flour
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground chia seeds or flax seeds
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup blueberries
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup maple syrup
Chocolate glaze (1/2 cup dark chocolate chips + 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted in micro for 30 seconds or so)
Blueberries, for garnish
Unsweet. shredded coconut, for garnish

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 F. In a medium bowl, mix spelt flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, chia (or flax), and sea salt. Set aside. In a blender, combine water, 1/2 cup blueberries, and balsamic vinegar and blend until smooth, for about 60 seconds. Add the maple syrup and the blueberry mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir until completely mixed, being careful not to overmix.  Pour into an oiled 9-inch round cake pan. Bake 20-25 minutes. Cool for at least 15 minutes. Prepare the chocolate glaze by taking a small bowl and adding the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Heat in micro on high for about 30 seconds. Stir to get all the clumps out and immediately pour onto cake, spreading evenly with a spoon. Top with blueberries and coconut. *Note change that I would make to this recipe is to add a mashed banana for more moistness.

1 comment:

Lauren M. said...

I made this cake too after seeing it on fat free vegan and oh she glows. It is soooo good. I had some for dessert last night and breakfast this morning. Don't you love that it's healthy enough for breakfast?! I do!