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Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Yogurt Frosting

Perhaps the Most Healthy Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

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Dark Chocolate Cake with Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting

Dark Chocolate Cake with Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting is so moist, light, and naturally yummy. Dark Chocolate Cake features cacao powder, homemade cake flour, and homemade meringue. The chocolate cake frosting boasts plain Greek yogurt, coconut oil, and cacao powder. This Chocolate Cake is so nutritiously tasty. Perhaps the most healthy Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting out there!

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How to make a healthy and yummy Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting?

Tip No.1 is to use organic cold-pressed cacao powder if possible

In case you are not familiar with the difference between cocoa powder, dutch-processed cocoa powder, and cacao powder, here is a quick run-down. In a nutshell, when processing cacao beans using high temperatures, they are cocoa powder. If the temperature is extremely high, the color becomes much darker, and you’ve got dutch-processed cocoa powder.

The organic cold-pressed cacao powder, just like the name alludes to, involves very minimal processing during production. It is a truly impressive superfood and naturally preserves essential nutrients.

For example, cacao beans’ fiber promotes healthy digestion. Cacao beans are rich in flavonoids, which contains concentrated antioxidant agent. These antioxidant substances help fight off free radicals, which helps restore the total well-being of our body systems.

Basic Dark Chocolate Cake {Yummy and Healthy}
Basic Dark Chocolate Cake

Tip No.2 is to use homemade meringue

Meringue is essentially beaten egg whites with sugar until peak forms. Egg whites, when beaten to stiff, can expand the volume substantially, as much as 10 times. This is one important secret why this Dark Chocolate Cake is so moist and soft.

Homemade meringue makes this dark chocolate cake much healthier. It is healthy not only because egg white contains all the essential nutrients, but most importantly, the egg white foam makes it possible to use much less oil or butter required for a moist cake.

It is super easy and straightforward to make a basic meringue at home if you know a few tips and tricks and especially if you own a Stand Mixer. See here for more details.

Homemade Meringue
Homemade Meringue

Tip No.3 is to leverage a Homemade Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting featuring cacao powder and coconut oil is nutritiously yummy. Perhaps the most healthy and versatile Chocolate Frosting. Read here for a guided recipe to make it at home quick and easy.

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting
Homemade Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting
Dark Chocolate Cake with Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting

Dark Chocolate Cake with Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting Recipe

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Dark Chocolate Cake with Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting is so moist, light, and naturally yummy. So nutritiously tasty. Perhaps the most healthy Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting out there!

Ingredients

Chocolate Cake Dry Ingredients:

  • 330 g cake flour, homemade cake flour preferred, see notes
  • 1/4 tsp salt, Himalayan pink salt, or sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 85 g cacao powder, organic raw cold-pressed preferred

Chocolate Cake Wet Ingredients:

  • 5 egg yolks
  • 120 g avocado oil
  • 115 g organic butter, 1 bar, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 280 g whole milk, organic preferred, see notes

Homemade Meringue:

  • 5 egg whites
  • 3 tsp white vinegar
  • 300 g cane sugar, organic unrefined preferred

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting:

  • 440 g plain Greek yogurt, organic preferred
  • 230 g coconut oil, organic virgin preferred
  • 240 g cane sugar, organic unrefined preferred
  • 60 g cacao powder, organic cold-pressed preferred
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt, Himalayan pink salt, or sea salt

Instructions

Make Homemade Organic Cake Flour in advance:

  • Steam your favorite organic all-purpose flour in the bamboo steamer for 10 minutes and turn it into nutritiously healthy cake flour. See here for a detailed guided recipe.
    Homemade Cake Flour {An old fashioned trick}

Bake the Basic Dark Chocolate Cake:

  • See here for a step-by-step guided recipe.
    freshly baked dark chocolate cake

Make the Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting:

  • See here for a detailed tutorial.
    homemade Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting

Assemble the Cake:

  • Remove a thin layer off the top of the two cakes baked in the 8-inch round baking pan. This is to remove the crust and also to level the top of the cake, which makes it easy to layer the frosting on the cake.
    freshly baked dark chocolate cake
  • Add the Greek Yogurt chocolate frosting generously on top of one of the cakes. Carefully place the other cake on top and do the same.
    Add Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting on top of the dark chocolate cake
  • Add the frosting to the side of the cake.
    Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting for dark chocolate cake
  • All done! Enjoy a super yummy and healthy Dark Chocolate Cake with Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting!
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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 765Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 476mgCarbohydrates: 86gFiber: 3gSugar: 48gProtein: 13g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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