Sunday, February 22, 2009


I got this recipe from my friend Diana (thanks!), and it is a favorite for birthdays at our house.

1 t. salt
3 c. whole wheat flour
6 T. cocoa
2 c. sugar (evaporated cane juice or honey)
3 t. baking soda
1/2 c. applesauce
2 T. oil
2 T. vinegar
2 t. vanilla
2 c. cold water

  • Mix dry ingredients together.
  • In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients together.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry and mix well.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.
{Chocolate Frosting}
This frosting does not claim to be healthy, but it is pretty tasty on chocolate cake.

3 c. powdered sugar*
2/3 c. baking cocoa
1/3 c. rice milk
1/2 c. butter substitute
1 t. vanilla

  • Mix sugar and cocoa.
  • Add butter, milk, and vanilla.
  • Add more powdered sugar as needed
*Note: There is a "healthier" version of powdered sugar made out of evaporated cane juice. You can find it at most health food stores.


Joanne said...

I just realized I have all the ingredients to make this RIGHT NOW, and I got really excited.

That's why this recipe sharing thing is such a good idea - I had no idea you've been making this chocolate cake all this time.

Joanne said...

I forgot to ask - is the "baking cocoa" in the frosting different than the cocoa powder you use in the cake?

Eliza said...

No, it's the same. Just good, yummy, Hershey's cocoa powder.

Rebekah said...

i made this today for mike's birthday. it was way too good!