Chocolate Cake For Birthdays And Holidays? YES!

FD Paleo choc.CAKEDiana Keuilian has been sending us some recipes and since we LOVE healthy chocolate we want to share this one with you!

Diana says… If you love chocolate (like me!) then you’re going to love this new moist, chocolate-y cake recipe.

There’s just something about chocolate that gets me excited…maybe you can relate. Thankfully there are some legitimate benefits to eating dark chocolate!

Especially when you bake chocolate into a nutritionally dense cake like the below recipe for Paleo Devil’s Food Cake, using pureed beets, raw honey, and almond flour. This has got to be the tastiest way to eat your veggies.

Here are my top 5 Favorite Benefits of Dark Chocolate:

1) Dark Chocolate has been shown to lower blood pressure and to increase blood flow…in other words, reach for some dark chocolate whenever you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed.
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2) Dark Chocolate contains phenylethylamine which encourages your brain to release endorphins…in other words, reach for some dark chocolate when you want to feel happier.
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3) Dark Chocolate contains lots of antioxidants to help clear out harmful free radicals from your body…in other words, reach for some dark chocolate when you want to look and feel younger.
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4) Dark Chocolate is high in vitamins and minerals which help to fight off disease and maintain ideal health…in other words, reach for some dark chocolate when you want to be healthier.
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5) Dark Chocolate tastes awesome, especially once you’re taste buds have grown to love that bitter-sweet taste…in other words, reach for some dark chocolate when you want something delicious.
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This recipe for Paleo Devil’s Food Cake is super moist, due to the pureed beets that are added to the batter. Beets are a phenomenal source of vitamins and minerals, as well as having a wonderful, sweet flavor.
 
You can use canned beets, and simply puree these in a blender or food processor, or bake or boil fresh beets until tender, remove the skin and puree.
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 Paleo Devil’s Food Cake
 
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate, 73% cocoa or higher
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut milk, canned, full fat
  • 3 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • ⅓ cup beet puree
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup arrowroot starch
  • ⅔ cup blanched almond flour
 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease an 8×8 cake pan with coconut oil.
  1. In a double boiler, over low heat, melt the dark chocolate, coconut milk, coconut oil and raw honey. Stir often and heat just until liquid. Add the beet puree.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the sea salt, baking soda, cocoa powder, arrowroot and almond flour. Mix well then add the wet ingredients.
  3. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes until a knife inserted into the middle come out clean. Cool completely before serving. Enjoy!

Here’s where you can print this yummy recipe(and get more as well)! Enjoy your cake!

 Until next time…keep up your healthy cooking and eating!

 Happy Cooking 🙂

Diana Keuilian

PS: If you are avoiding nuts, feel free to take out the almond flour and sub in 1/4 cup of coconut flour instead. That turns out well, although it’s a tad less moist (as most coconut flour products tend to be).

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My study of how to achieve and keep good health began when I was 18 and has been my lifelong passion. I have learned much over the years and when my T.O.P.S. group dissolved, I created Talk 'N Share. Life happened and I have not done anything with it until now. Since the beginning of this year I have learned many important things and wish to share with others, who like myself, may find it nearly impossible to lose those last few pounds and maintain the loss already achieved.
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