You’ve probably seen a trend on this blog for awhile. First of all, I like to eat healthy all the time. Any healthier swap I can make, I will always do it. Having a disease that reeks havoc on my body means I have to take care of it. I went into some detail on a nutritional case study in this post you can catch up on.
Last week, I share with you my blogging journey and talked a little more about the very serious health problems my husband had and has to this day. Dairy is something that makes me REALLY sick, like internal bleeding sick, so I have spent the last few years, baking as many dairy free alternatives as I can for all the treats he loves.
His other favorite is chocolate cake!
He could eat chocolate cake every single day and not get tired of it. It is hard to replicate the perfect chocolate cake without having some form of dairy, but this chocolate fudge cake for two comes pretty close. The key for healthy baking is to find things that will chemically match the same structure as the other less healthier options.
That is what I love doing for people and chemistry makes that possible 🙂
You will love this recipe and can enjoy it without the guilt!
Healthy Chocolate Fudge Cake For Two
- 3/4 cup packed oat flour (swap all-purpose gluten free if you want to***)
- 1/3 dutch-processed cocoa (find out why you need dutch cocoa here)
- 1/4 tsp ground pink sea salt (or just regular if you don’t have it)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp instant coffee (this really makes the chocolate POP)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup -2/3 cup raw coconut sugar (or stevia, use more if you like a really sweet cake)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil**
- 3/4 cup applesauce **
- Optional: Enjoy Life Dairy Free Chocolate Chips for the top
**You can also just use an entire cup of applesauce and eliminate the oil!
** If using GF flour, add a little less than 1/2 tsp xantham gum and read this gluten free baking tips)
Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray two ramekins with non stick spray and set aside.
In one bowl, combine all the dry ingredients, then add the wet ingredients. If you like, you can definitely use all applesauce in place of any oil! Distribute evenly between your ramekins (or any other small baking pans).
Bake 20 – 25 minutes depending on the depth of your dish. Make sure to remove when the inside is STILL a little wet, this will keep it fudge like when it cools.
Top with some chocolate chips right out of the oven so they will slightly melt. Cool completely, then enjoy!!
Chemist Tips for Healthy Fudge Cake
For easy gluten-free baking tips, make sure to check out this post.
And for dairy-free baking, this is a great post to read. To make this a low fat option, you can use applesauce instead of coconut oil. It turns out just as wonderful!
This is perfect for a Valentine’s Day treat too! I always make something special for my hubby on Valentine’s and this is one of his favorites. Keep an eye out for my newsletter soon (sign up below), I’ve got a fun Vday treat in there too that you will love!
Are you a chocolate fan too?