Healthy Gooey Chocolate Cake

Healthy Gooey Chocolate Cake

posted in: Desserts, Healthy snacks | 2

Who of us doesn’t like cake? Especially chocolate cake… Imagine a gooey, flavor-rich chocolate cake which is …healthy! Yes, that can be true 🙂

This cake is gluten-, dairy-, refined sugar-free and tastes like heaven!

Don’t be surprised by the sweet potatoes as a key ingredient, they make the cake very soft and moist, but the cocoa with the dates are the key flavors that come through.


Makes 1 medium sized cake

2 sweet potatoes

10 Medjool dates, pitted

3 tbs maple syrup

4 tbs raw cocoa (unsweetened)

5 tbs coconut oil

100g ground almonds

60g almonds

3 tbs cocoa nibs (optional)

1 lemon (optional)



Here is how it goes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Peel the potatoes, cut them into small chunks and steam them in a pan for about 10 min until they become soft and easy to mash.
  3. Add the sweet potatoes and all the rest of the ingredients to your food processor and mix until smooth (about 4-5 min, depending how strong your machine is).
  4. Pour the mixture into a cake tin lined with parchment paper. The mixture should be not more than 3 cm thick. Bake for around 30-40 min.
  5. Let the cake sit in the spring form for about 30 min. If you want you can put some lemon zest on the cake, it gives it a nice fresh flavor.


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Actually, you can also make this cake using a blender (as I did), however it might be that the mixture will be turn out as smoothly blended as in a food processor.


Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee!  Let me know how you like it!




2 Responses

  1. great inspiration!

  2. Amazing!

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