How to Make Delicious + Healthy Chocolate Cake

This cake is delicious and has a brownie like texture if made with almond flour; whole wheat flour makes it more cake-like. It's a treat with no guilt and a fun way to introduce more fruit and veggies to food.

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How to Make Delicious + Healthy Chocolate Cake Recipe
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Gather ingredients.  You can substitute whole wheat flour for a much drier cake.  Grate the zucchini, chop the dates, make your own applesauce from 1 granny smith apple (peeled, boiled and blended).

Gather ingredients. You can substitute whole wheat flour for a much drier cake. Grate the zucchini, chop the dates, make your own applesauce from 1 granny smith apple (peeled, boiled and blended).

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If putting zucchini in cake makes you nervous you can lower the amount to 1 cup; not packed. ___________________________ For the chopped dates we used a small food processor.

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Mix all of the dry ingredients together. {Flour, cacao powder, baking soda and salt}

Mix all of the dry ingredients together. {Flour, cacao powder, baking soda and salt}

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Peel and chop the granny smith apple. Add it to boiling water for a few minutes. Once softened, put it in the food processor or blended to make applesauce.

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Mix all of the wet ingredients together.  {Eggs, applesauce, vanilla and honey}

Mix all of the wet ingredients together. {Eggs, applesauce, vanilla and honey}

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Combine the wet and dry ingredient mixtures.  It should look similar to this if you used almond flour.  Whole wheat will make a smoother consistency.

Combine the wet and dry ingredient mixtures. It should look similar to this if you used almond flour. Whole wheat will make a smoother consistency.

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*save a tablespoon of dates.  Stir in the grated zucchini and the remaining chopped dates.

*save a tablespoon of dates. Stir in the grated zucchini and the remaining chopped dates.

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They will stick together.  You'll need to separate and top the cake with some of these.  You can also add a chopped nut topping of your choice.

They will stick together. You'll need to separate and top the cake with some of these. You can also add a chopped nut topping of your choice.

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Pour the mixture into an 8x8 or 9x9 pan; we prefer glass. Coat the pan with non stick oil. Cook at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Insert toothpick; should come out non-gooey.

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Very moist, very textured, very delicious cake!

Very moist, very textured, very delicious cake!

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This is the whole wheat flour version topped with walnuts.  A side of fried banana.

This is the whole wheat flour version topped with walnuts. A side of fried banana.

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Fried Banana Side - 1 banana sliced, 1/2 tsp coconut oil in a frying pan. Cook for a few minutes. Mix together 1 tbsp water & 1 tbsp honey and pour over banana. Top with cinnamon.

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