Who doesn't LOVE chocolate!? I've always been a chocolate lover and when I was diagnosed with Lyme I thought I would have to give up chocolate for good! The good news is that I really only gave it up for a year, and I found healthy ways to eat chocolate in small proportions so it doesn't make me sick!
This chocolate cake was a hit for my whole family and it's completely organic, refined-sugar free, AND vegan! Yep, that's right! No animal products in this cake! I also have found in my healthy baking pursuit that it's really difficult to make healthy cakes that aren't super dry, but I've FINALLY mastered a refined sugar-free recipe that is super moist and very fudgy on the inside! Even the glaze is sugar free and it adds the final finishing touch to this beautiful cake! I also used cacao powder in this recipe instead of cocoa. Cacao is considered a super food and helps boost your mood and your immune system! Eating chocolate in the right amounts can be good for your body! What a relief!!
Vegan Fudge Cake!
2 cups coconut milk
2 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup raw honey
1/2 organic maple syrup
2/3 cup organic grapeseed oil
2 Tbs. pure vanilla extract (Yes that's correct! Bring on the flavor!)
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 cups whole wheat bread flour
2/3 cup cacao powder (sifted)
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbs. coconut oil, melted (or if you don't mind it not being vegan you can use organic butter)
1/4 cup powdered Lakanto sweetener
1 Tbs. cacao powder
2-3 Tbs. coconut milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
*Use organic ingredients when feasible.
This sheet cake is brought to you by my incredible sister, Megan Dalton, who has been cooking, eating, and feeding her family clean, whole food for years! Megan is a wife and mother of two children, and loves creating delicious masterpieces in her kitchen! She cooks organic, refined sugar-free in all of her recipes and she lives and believes the core concept that eating healthy is an essential part of having a healthy and happy family! Megan is also proof that it is possible to raise a family and be able to afford, cook, and feed your family whole, clean, and organic foods. Megan is an inspiration to many of the mom's out there who feel like eating healthy is unreachable in the busy life of motherhood. Well folks, it's possible, and this delicious sheet cake, comes straight from Megan's kitchen!
This recipe combines the health benefits of zucchini, and the sweet taste of chocolate into one fantastic sheet cake that is perfect for parties, or large gatherings! This cake is the perfect amount of sweetness! It's super moist and melts in your mouth! It's made with all organic ingredients and is refined-sugar free! Chocolate cake that feeds your body with proper nutrients?! Does that even exist!? Yes it does! Let this sheet cake take your taste buds to chocolate heaven!
Chocolate Zucchini Sheet Cake
1/2 cup butter (melted)
1/2 cup buttermilk or coconut milk w/lemon
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup classic Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener
1/4 cup cocoa powder (heaping)
1 3/4 cups flour (preferably whole wheat)
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups grated zucchini
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered Lakanto
4 Tbs. cocoa powder (heaping)
6 Tbs. coconut milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
dash of salt
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
This week was my mother's birthday, and so I needed a good birthday cake recipe! So, the orange cream cake was born!! :D
My mom has been a Lyme warrior practically her entire life, and we have fought the Lyme battle side by side for many years now. My mother is a beautiful and incredible woman, and so I wanted a cake that was just as beautiful and amazing as her!
This cake is easy to make, refined sugar free, and made with whole wheat flour! It just the perfect taste of orange and is absolutely beautiful and perfect for any special occasion!
Orange Cream Cake
1/3 Cup butter
1/3 Cup palm shortening
2 tsp (or about one orange's worth) grated orange rind
3/4 Cup golden Monk Fruit sweetener
1/2 Cup raw honey
2 1/2 Cups whole wheat bread flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 Cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1 tsp organic orange flavoring (or 2-4 drops of orange essential oil)
1 Cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 Cup organic maple syrup (or more depending on desired sweetness)
1 Tbs. vanilla extract
2 tsp. organic orange flavoring
orange zest and orange slices (optional for decoration)
Welcome to My Kitchen!
Food is one of the greatest forms of science, art, medicine, and sustenance all at the same time! It's what feeds our lives and pumps through our blood. It's what connects us and what gives us energy to fulfill our purpose. It is for that reason that I have a deep passion for discovering, cooking, and eating only the most nutrient dense foods. In my kitchen, we only use organic, whole ingredients that feed the body, as well as the mind and soul. My hope is to inspire healing through healthy AND delicious food that feeds not only our stomachs, but also our hunger for connection and quality of life.