Posted on | September 12, 2011 | 39 Comments
No more Death by Chocolate!!! Lots of rich chocolatey goodness is packed into this healthy chocolate cake. No oil or butter added, honey instead of sugar, whole wheat flour, lots of zucchini and lots of cocoa powder… Maybe it should be called “Health by Chocolate” but that would probably take it a little to far… But do try this moist and fluffy cake. I surely cannot get enough of it…
I was inspired to try a healthy chocolate cake with zucchini after I tried these delicious Zucchini Brownies. Absolutely amazing brownies!!!
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tbsp apple sauce
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup / 150 g whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup / 45 g unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
- 2 cups (about 300-320 g) shredded zucchini
Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C).
In a bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla extract, honey, salt, and the applesauce.
Sieve the flour and the cocoa powder into another bowl. Add the baking soda, the cinnamon, and the cardamom. Mix well.
Add the liquid mixture to the dry flour mixture and combine until the dry ingredients are well mixed in.
Add the grated zucchini. Mix once more.
Pour the batter into a 9” (23 cm) diameter, round, greased cake pan or something with similar dimensions.
Bake at 325°F (160°C) for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out somewhat clean.