Healthy Decadent Chocolate Layer Cake with Chocolate Frosting (To Celebrate My 20th Birthday!)

And unlike last year, I don’t have any exams today.  Phew.  But seriously guys, I’m turning twenty today.  TWENTY.  The big 2-O … I’ve been on Earth for two entire decades?  Damn, I’m old.

Healthy Decadent Chocolate Layer Cake with Chocolate Frosting

So obviously, I celebrated with cake.

A Healthy Decadent Chocolate Layer Cake.


Satisfyingly sweet, incredibly decadent and supremely chocolatey.  Oh, and did I mention it’s guilt free?  Oh yes.  I think it’s utterly impossible to feel guilty eating this cake.

This cake?  It’s everything you need in life, right here, right now (and I mean NOW)

3 8" layers

Healthy Decadent Chocolate Layer Cake with Chocolate Frosting



Recipe has moved to a newer post:  Chocolate Therapy Cake!


Whaddya waiting for?  Go get that chocolate goodness!

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Healthy Decadent Chocolate Layer Cake with Chocolate Frosting with Chocolate Frosting

Oh my, I think this is my best birthday yet.  I think you can guess what I had for breakfast on this lovely day… and let me tell ya, this Healthy Decadent Chocolate Layer Cake with Chocolate Frosting pairs perfectly with a cup of joe.

24 comments on “Healthy Decadent Chocolate Layer Cake with Chocolate Frosting (To Celebrate My 20th Birthday!)

  1. Wow! So old? I can’t believe someone so young has accomplished so much Jessica….hope you have a great day, I would with this cake to eat!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 🙂

  2. That cake looks so so sooo delicious and decadent! I can’t believe you healthified it! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRETTY GIRL! I can’t believe you’re 20 either…now I feel old…cuz I’m turnin 23….*gah*

  3. Well happy birthday!! This cake totally does NOT look healthy at all. Must taste amazing. Many if you think 20 is old.. I feel older, I’m turning 23 in January. Oh joy.

  4. Oh my gosh, happy birthday! You look so good for your old age. 😉

  5. awh happy birthday!!!! 20 is nothing, i just turned 23 and i feel like an old lady lol!

  6. Just came across your blog. It is so nice to hear someone like youself make health and fitness a top priority. I too am very active and have a high regard for my overall health.

    Just from looking through you blog I’m pretty sure we think alike.

    Also, my cousin has a blog( check her out.

    Keep up the great work!

    • Thanks Conrad! I love hearing other people say they love being active and value their health 🙂
      Also, I am infatuated with your cousin’s blog… I’ve been hooked ever since I saw her Orange Blossom Cupcakes. She’s so creative and her photography is amazing!

  7. Happy Birthday!

    In your honest opinion…does this cake have an eggy taste?

    (I find all baked good with coconut flour + eggs taste too eggy)…and they’re also way too spongey.


  8. Happy belated Birthday! So great to see a cake that tastes indulgent, but is super healthy too. Best wishes 🙂

  9. Hope you had a great day…you chose the perfect way to celebrate! 🙂

  10. Happy birthday! This cake looks amazing!

  11. so young and soooo dumb

    • Anonymous-
      While I would love to delete that comment, I am going to leave it so that readers can see how crass people can be on the internet because they can hide behind the “Anonymous” name. I get that you may think a certain way and may not even like my blog, but to be frank, why even take the time to write that and actually press “Publish?”

  12. Wow, that last person who commented sounds like as ass. Forget him/her. Pretty sure they are just jealous of your beatuiful self and the obvious fact that you are a strong and hard working woman.

    I’m not a blogger myself, just a health conscious guy that ocassionally enjoys searching the web just to see whats out there. I’m glad you like my cousin’s blog(roostblog) her recipes are amazing. Hoping all goes well and her cookbook comes out in 2014.

  13. Do you think that finely ground coconut palm sugar would work instead of the granulated Erythritol?

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  15. Jessica,

    Would granulated zero-calorie sweetener work in place of the granulated Erythritol (too expensive and am wanting to bake (and eat) this cake soon)? Any other dry sweeteners you would recommend for this recipe that can be bought at Target? Thanks.

    • dessertswithbenefits

      Any other granulated sweetener that measures cup-for-cup for sugar should work, so that zero-cal sweetener you mentioned will most likely work. If you want a sugar free cake I would replace the erythritol with xylitol. If you just want a refined sugar free cake, I would suggest sucanat, date sugar or coconut sugar.
      I’m not 100% sure on what Target sells so you might have to check that one out on your own, but hopefully they sell a healthy sweetener!
      Hope this helped 🙂

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  17. You are awesome

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