I have been baking chocolate cakes two weekends in a row. Last weekend was a photo assignment for FishHead Magazine with Laura Vincent‘s addictive chocolate cake with vanilla milk chocolate ganache. I tried to paleo-lize her recipe as much as I could and it turned out really well, taste-wise. I was supposed to make another batch using the same recipe but I came across this Naked Chocolate Cake recipe by Teresa Cutter of thehealthychef.com. All the ingredients are Paleo-friendly and her chocolate cream frosting using avocado sounds interesting, so I gave it a go.
I used (1 1/2 cups) almond meal instead of (1/4 cup) coconut flour and honey instead of maple syrup. I followed the rest of the recipe. I think next time I would mix almond meal with coconut flour and some starch (tapioca or arrowroot) as 100% almond meal leaves a funny taste in my mouth. Oh, and the taste of avocado in the chocolate frosting takes getting used to. But it made the frosting really light and creamy. I added a tablespoon of homemade date paste to the original recipe. I discovered how to make my own date paste from Sonia of thehealthyfoodie.com. I stalk her blog for Paleo recipes.
So if you’re looking for a healthy treat, try this chocolate cake. It is as good as it looks!