Homemade Chocolate Fudge Cake
Remember how I really like to have cake for breakfast?
Well, today is no different… With one exception. I’ve decided to eat two pieces instead of one… so who cares if it’s 9 o’clock in the morning? Whatever, don’t judge me, rude, because it’s totally delicious, oh would you like a piece, you know you want it. Uh duh.
It’s cloudy out, with dreary skies and gross rain. The winds are howling and I’m seriously concerned they will blow my little grey house down or knock it to shambles. Our patch of
dirt and gravel, I mean driveway, out front is overflowing with mud and turning my cute, sexy boots into my worst nightmare.
Yup, days like these call for a piece of cake for breakfast, mayyyyybe two. Or at least it should require two.
This delicious chocolate fudge cake comes to you today thanks to North Carolina winds, raindrops, and just a bit of rich, dark chocolate. Tops off to Perfect Fuel Chocolate for sending me some samples of their great ginseng chocolate product to try out. I love it. It’s magical and does wonders.
Nicolas over at Perfect Fuel Chocolate created this “Endurance Chocolate” with the perfect combination of raw cocoa and ginseng. This organic, all-natural, and sustainably produced dark chocolate product is low in sugar and high in nutrients.
We all know how wonderful daily indulgences in chocolate can be for your health and overall well-being. This stuff is seriously the best chocolate there is out there.
So, you see, what I really needed in my life was homemade chocolate fudge cake, I just hadn’t gotten around to making it yet…
What was I waiting for? My homework to do itself? Prince Charming to wait on my doorstep? My bathroom to clean itself? The perfect recipe for inspiration? Or maybe, just maaaaaaybe, the perfect chocolate bar to use?
I was making excuses. Annnnnnd unfortunately, all of the recipes I’d ever seen for homemade chocolate cake always called for pounds of oil and butter and sugar… Believe me, I love those things as much as the next person, but why oh why is it so hard to find a “healthy” chocolate cake recipe?! Wwhhyyyy?? Well, folks, I don’t need to worry about that. Ever. Never ever.
Like, seriously… SO PUMPED.
So as you can see, I went a little bonkers when I received this precious box of natural dark chocolate with ginseng. Now, instead of your regular good ol’ chocolate cake, you can have this dang good (130-calorie) chocolate fudge cake instead.
130 calories per slice, people.
Wait… it’s gross outside? I can’t tell because I’m eating a giant piece of chocolate cake.
Don’t forget to head on over to Perfect Fuel Chocolate to check out this unique product and see my featured recipe post. And maaaaaybe, just maybe there are more recipes to come using this chocolate. Stay tuned.
Homemade Chocolate Fudge Cake
(yields 1 cake, 16 slices)
3/4 cup cake flour
1 1/2 cups rolled oats, finely processed
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp coffee grinds
1 cup skim milk (almond, soy, or other)
1/2 cup (4 oz) vanilla yogurt
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup egg white substitute (about 1 1/2 egg whites)
2 tsp vanilla
2 pieces of Perfect Fuel Chocolate, chopped (or 3 oz chocolate)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and coat a 9×9-inch cake pan, or a round cake pan with non-stick spray.
Place rolled oats in food processor and blend until you have a flour mixture. Transfer to a large bowl and add remaining flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa, and coffee grinds. Stir well.
In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Add in sugar and continue to beat. Pour in milk. Mix in yogurt and vanilla.
Make a well in the flour mixture and incorporate wet ingredients. Lastly, fold in chopped pieces or shavings of your Perfect Fuel Chocolate (or add 3 ounces of chocolate of choice). Stir well.
Pour cake batter into prepared baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean (times vary depending on type of pan). Remove from oven and let cool in the pan. Serve warm (or cold!)
Did I mention it’s only 130 calories? Yes? Oh, okay. Just checkin’. Happy noming.
Nutritional information (per slice): 130 calories, 1.5g fat, 25.5g carbs, 3g protein