Soft Vegan Healthy Chocolate Cake
Putting cauliflower totally made the cake soft and delicious, and I could not taste it at all! I got this brilliant idea from Chocolate Covered Katie.
(Yields: 4 slices, Serving: 4, Prep time: 15 mins, Cook time: 40 mins)
- 3 cups red grapes
- 1 cinnamon stick
- A sprinkle of sea salt
- 2 bars 100% cacao butter/cooking chocolate
- 1 1/2 cups cauliflower (don’t mind this, it will not make the chocolate cake taste “vegetable”).
- 2 tablespoons extra light olive oil
- 1 tablespoon almond milk
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon pure honey
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 pitted medjool date
- 3/4 cup spelt flour
- 2 tablespoons oat flour
- 2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder (See note*)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (See note*)
- 1 teaspoon cacao nibs
For a spongier cake, add 1 tablespoon baking powder and 1 teaspoon baking soda instead of what’s written above.
Chop the cauliflower into smaller pieces.
Put 3 cups of red grapes in the blender and blend until completely smooth.
Pour the mixture onto a frying pan, add the sprinkle of salt, one cinnamon stick and cook on medium heat (5) for 30 minutes until the water starts to disappear and you’re left with almost like a runny paste.
After 30 minutes, add the 2 bars of cacao butter/cooking chocolate.
Remove the cinnamon stick and let the chocolate melt in with the grapes. This should only take about 2-3 minutes.
Once everything is dissolved, turn the heat off and pour the mixture into the blender with the cauliflower.
Add the extra light olive oil, almond milk, maple syrup, honey (you can use all honey or maple syrup if you wish), vanilla extract and date.
Blend until it’s completely smooth (like a smoothie!).
Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C).
Spoon it out and add spelt flour, oat flour, dark cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and cacao nibs.
Mix until it’s nice and smooth.
Grease a pan (cake pan, bread pan, anything is fine) and pour the cake mixture inside.
(As always, mine never fits the entire pan!)
Bake in the oven for about 35-40 minutes.
If you like it more gooey, bake it shorter. If you like it dryer, bake it a bit longer.
Note: Do not try and eat the cake mix. Raw blended cauliflower does not taste that good!