Hi beautiful friends! We are going to make a gorgeous cake today on the Artistic Vegan Show #16. Moist chocolate cake with chocolate chips inside makes our base, covered with a chocolate ganache.
You can stop there and enjoy a delicious slice or you can decorate it as your heart desires. I show a couple different variations, the last being covered in strawberries with a touch of chocolate shavings on top. It dawned on me during editing, this would be lovely for Valentine’s day or if you are like me, anytime is a good time to scratch that chocolate itch.
The cake takes 38 minutes to bake, comes out perfectly, holds up well so you can layer it if you want, serve it will a little nice-cream and you are set. I was shocked at how wonderful it turned out each time. I hope you LOVE this new recipe!!!
Note, it is certainly not traditional it has been modified significantly to remove oil, gluten, dairy and refined sugar so you will find applesauce and banana shining through, but to me, that is a-okay! Healthy and only a little over 300 calories for a very large slice or 158 calories for a smaller slice. We often do the smaller slice with nice-cream. :) I'd love it if you made this recipe and shared it with me and others on social media! Tag me and I'd be happy to re-post. Thanks everyone and happy baking!!!
Chocolate Cake Recipe:
Decorate as you desire!
I used fresh strawberries and a small piece or chocolate for shavings.
If you don't frost the cake, just eat it as is, also great!
Basic Nice-Cream recipe
Nutritional Information | Servings: 8 Big Slices or 16 Small, reflects 16 small
Serving Size: 1 Slice | Calories: 158 Calories | Total Fat: 6.5 grams
Saturated Fat: 5 g | Carbohydrates: 23.9 grams | Sugar: 12.3 grams
Sodium: 126 mg | Fiber: 2.1 grams | Protein: 2.6 grams
My husband said with all the dessert you make people probably wonder how you are not 250 lbs! I said we make them healthier. That is not where it ends though, we also enjoy yoga daily, try to get in a walk as well, sometimes include small hand weights, have had structural integration (our not so secret weapon of choice), and we've been consciously eating smaller portions this year and healthier more wholesome food. I cut refined sugar out years ago, we limit our gluten and oil to special occasions and usually try to cut it out, eat a lot of greens, we love salads, hummus, smoothies, soups. Anything that is easy to digest, fills us up, satisfies us and leaves us full but light on our feet and not ready for nap. Getting a good nights sleep is something we often underestimate but for me, I operate so much better with some sleep, healthy food, daily movement and laughter + love of course. What goals are you working on? Weight loss? To try more vegan cooking? To get outside each day? To meditate daily? Read more? To get off big-pharma and move to a more natural lifestyle? To walk each day? Consistency? For me it is to be more consistent vs. get rock solid abs, to just show up to my mat each day and go from there. I come out a better person not just physically, but mentally and spiritually. I thought I'd share that with you all, feel free to share your feedback with the community in the comments below!
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