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Healthy Chocolate Cake Recipe

For SHA Wellness Clinic
Friday December 18th, 2015
Healthy nutrition

This Healthy Chocolate Cake Recipe is really yummy and so easy to prepare that you can whip it up in no time at all! Perfect as a Christmas Dessert!


  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¼ cup unbleached white flour
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 heaped tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup warm water or sparkling water
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp orange rind
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil warmed to liquid

Chocolate Glaze Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp soy milk
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp grain sweetened chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp orange rind
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Decoration Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp walnuts, chopped and roasted
  • Orange slices



1. Pre-heat the oven to 350ºC.
2. Oil an 20 cm x 20 cm pan.
3. Place the flour, salt and cocoa powder into a bowl. Mix lightly.
4. In a separate bowl, place the maple syrup, oil, orange juice and rind, water and vanilla. Mix thoroughly with a fork.
5. Add to the dry ingredients and mix to a smooth batter.
6. Add the baking powder and mix well.
7. Pour into the cake tin. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cake comes away from the side of the tin.
8. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes.
9. Remove cake from pan and cool.
10. Meanwhile, place the glaze ingredients in a pan. Melt over a low heat. Mix well. Pour the glaze over the cake.
11. Decorate with orange slices and chopped walnuts.


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