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Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

cake 2Gluten-free. Is it the new “sugar-free” or “fat-free” or whatever else there’s been? I’ll be sharing my research on grains and their effects on the body soon (and some surprising findings, I think!). But I couldn’t wait to pass along this yummy-ness that is gluten free chocolate cake!

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But, back to the drool-worthy gluten-free chocolate cake!

Gluten-free: Fab or Fad?

I’m gonna suggest it’s a little of both. Again, more on this soon. But when I began researching what I wanted to feed my three peas, I discovered I did not want to give them grains (wheat, rice, oats, etc.) just yet. It turns out that babies’ digestive systems are not quite ready for these foods till later on in life (around the age of two). So we’ve steered clear from all grains, except their amazing birthday cake when they turned one!

And it’s not been that difficult. Except when I want to do sandwiches. Or crackers. Or something like that.

So recently I started looking at gluten-free products. Most store-bought gluten-free products include a list of ingredients I simply am not interested in feeding my family. And so many recipes require some similar yucky ingredients. I was on the hunt.

I wanted a real food, delicious tasting dessert that was gluten-free. And I found it!

Now, you’re gonna need coconut flour and coconut oil and, obviously, a taste for coconut flavors. But, also chocolate. Anybody not like chocolate? Anybody? Mmm, that’s disappointing. You won’t like this dessert then…I’ll have your piece!!!

So, go ahead and grab these ingredients and get ready for the easiest, yummiest gluten-free, chocolate piece of heaven!

Gluten-free Chocolate Cake
Serves 12
Taste the deliciousness! It's not super dense like so many gluten-free baking. And it doesn't require a ton of ingredients. And even gluten-free skeptics will love this!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
BATTER
  1. 1/2 cup cacao powder
  2. 1/2 cup coconut flour
  3. 3 teaspoons gluten free baking powder
  4. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  5. 2 pinches of sea salt
  6. 8 farm-fresh eggs
  7. 1/2 cup raw honey
  8. 2 teaspoons organic, gluten-free vanilla extract
  9. 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
CHOCOLATE SAUCE (optional)
  1. 2 Tablespoons melted coconut oil
  2. 2 teaspoons raw honey
  3. 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  4. 1 small handful of chocolate chips (organic, fair-trade and as dark as possible)
  5. 4-5 Tablespoons hot water
  6. 1/2 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
BATTER
  1. Preheat the oven to 325˚.
  2. Mix the cacao powder, coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together.
  3. In another bowl, mix the eggs, honey, extract and oil; combine with the dry ingredients.
  4. Mix well - get all those little lumps out!
  5. Grease cupcake pan with coconut oil and fill with the batter.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Let cool. If you can wait that long.
CHOCOLATE SAUCE (optional)
  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. You want a smooth, creamy sauce.
  3. If it looks oily or watery, add a bit more honey or a few more chips.
  4. Drizzle over the cake.
  5. Sprinkle coconut on top.
Notes
  1. These make great cupcakes for the kids or, flip them over and serve as a play on the molten lava cakes for the grown-ups!
  2. Feel free to add nuts or switch out the honey for organic, Grade B maple syrup, too.
Growing Up Triplets http://growinguptriplets.com/

Have you made it yet? Let me know what you think!!

Adapted from TheHealthyChef

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Comments

  1. This looks amazing!

    I am curious about the grains for littles research… Could you share where I can find some of this research? I really want to get a deeper grasp of this concept. (Esp. As my son hits 4 months and everyone keeps suggesting “rice cereal to sleep thru the night”) thanks!!!

    • Well, hi, Claire! :) How are you?? :) You are right to hesitate with the recommendations that rice cereal will help them sleep through the night! I wrote a lot about starting solids (when, how, what, myths, etc.) here: http://growinguptriplets.com/category/bon-appetit-bebe/.

      Some babies sleep through the night early (and once they start gaining steadily it’s no longer necessary to wake them for a feeding). But some babies don’t STTN for a while because they still need and/or want that milk during the night. {hugs} It does get easier! :)

      • Hey! ;)
        We are good… Being a mom is wonderful (and tiring, hard…. Well, you know!) these sleepless nights feel like forever but I know they won’t be. I’ll even look back fondly on our 2 am nursing with fondness. Until then, I’ll keep reminding myself of that ;)
        I’m loving your blog. Thanks for sharing your heart, research and truth with such openness and without judgment. It’s refreshing!

  2. Thanks for hosting.

  3. Thank you for hosting! Good luck in this new venture. :-)

  4. This looks YUM!! I love using coconut flour. And, if I’m not mistaken…this would be GAPS friendly, without the chocolate chips (which would probably have a sweetener other than honey).

    • Oh! Your family is on the GAPS diet? I’ll have to scour the blog for how that’s been going for y’all! =) I loved that I could feed this to the kiddos without any hesitations (sans chocolate chips possibly :) ).

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