Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Honey and Maple Syrup Chocolate Cake

I finally got around to trying this recipe this morning, and now I'm kicking myself for not making it sooner! This is the perfect answer to the Birthday Cake Dilemma. As a Real Food lover, I want to give my kids the healthiest food possible, but on birthdays everyone expects a Birthday Cake. Since birthday cakes generally mean buckets of sugar, this was a problem.
But now I have a solution to the Birthday Cake Dilemma (and just in time - my daughter's birthday is a week from tomorrow!) I don't have to cringe at the ingredients, and friends and family won't cringe at the taste or texture.

Real Food Chocolate Cake
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup maple syrup
3 large eggs
1 Tbsp vinegar
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour (I used sprouted whole wheat and it worked fine)
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips (I use the "Ghiradelli 60% Cocao Bittersweet Chocolate" ones)

Mix together all ingredients, reserving chocolate chips. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

This post is part of Real Food Wednesday and Simple Lives Thursday.


  1. We also had this for my daughters birthday and it was a big hit - thank you for sharing your great recipes!

  2. You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed it!

  3. It was awesome! I made it today.