Healthy Chocolate Therapy Cake
Chocolate Therapy Cakes tend to be, well, “therapeutic” in the sense that the cake immerses you into a deep, food- and sugar-induced coma. Therapy Cakes tend to be the unhealthiest types of cakes out there so it’s understandable if you think this one will be too… but this one is different… this one is healthy!
I’m sure you’re raising an eyebrow. I mean, c’mon Jessica, be real for a minute please. A layered chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and chocolate ganache on top?? How can that possibly be good for you?
Oh, have some faith in me!
This chocolate cake is secretly nutritious. Yes, nutritious. The coconut flour is gluten free, low in carbs and high in fiber, the eggs are high in protein, full of vitamins and packed with essential minerals, and the unsweetened applesauce provides moisture and natural sweetness. To top it off, the cake doesn’t have any bleached and refined white sugar, processed and genetically modified white flour or hormone-filled butter. Don’t worry though, the cake still tastes good… OH SO GOOD!
^^ This is the initial Chocolate Therapy Cake I made. I made this using 6″ cake pans to create a mile high 6-layer cake. Unfortunately, I wasn’t a fan of the frosting recipe and how I sliced the cake. It looked a bit odd to me, being so tall and narrow. Nobody seemed to mind but me, but it bothered me so much that I made the cake again (HAH yeahhh… the real reason I made the cake again is because it’s damn delicious)
^^ Look at how moist the cake is!
^^ Inside the 6-layer chocolate cake… what a beautiful sight!
This Chocolate Therapy Cake recipe is rich, decadent, sweet and chocolatey. Certainly not the things we associate with healthy food, right? But we finally can now!
Just to prove to you how healthy this Chocolate Therapy Cake is, I thought I’d make a nutrition label for it. I was so shocked at how nutritionally balanced and guilt-free the cake was, it made me wonder what the nutrition label of an unhealthy chocolate cake would look like. So, I found a similar recipe online and made a nutrition label for it.
The unhealthy cake’s nutrition label (thanks to Epicurious) is on the left, the Desserts with Benefits nutrition label is on the right:
Oh. My. Gosh… 990 calories in a slice of cake?!?! Are you freaking serious?? THREE slices of my cake has less calories than ONE slice of the unhealthy one. That’s plain old sad.
I’ll take the 310-calorie cake that tastes exactly the same — if not better — for less calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar and unhealthiness. I’d also like to avoid the 42g of saturated fat and 50g of refined sugar (that’s more than A QUARTER CUP!) in a single sitting, thank you very much.
PS: I can’t believe it’s been one year since my first post on Desserts with Benefits! Technically, my first post ever was in April 2011 on my old blog, Chockohlawtay, but I still consider today to be my blogiversary. Definitely a day that deserves a celebration cake, yes? 😉