Monday, February 20, 2012

Chocolate Snack Cakes

These had me at first bite.  

PREP: 10 – 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 – 35 minutes 
Total: 40 – 50 minutes
Makes 9-12 servings


10 dates, pitted (the original recipe calls for medjool dates- I couldn’t find those so I bought regular pitted dates)

1 cup of unsweetened applesauce (I used one ripe banana)

3 eggs

1/2 cup coconut oil

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)

1/2 cup strong brewed coffee


Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees

Place the medjool dates in a food processor and pulse until completely pureed

Add applesauce (or banana) and continue to pulse until pureed and combined with the dates

Add the purée to the bowl, add the eggs, vanilla, coconut oil and coffee - mix on low-medium speed until well combined

Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl

Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix, scrape down the sides, until you have a smooth batter

Grease a 8×8 glass pan with coconut oil, pour in the batter and smooth it with the back of a spatula.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean


These cakes come out moist, which is what I love the most about them. Let them cool off completely before storing in an air tight container. 


All the Best -- 

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