Paleo Chocolate Cake

Paleo-chocolate-cake

'Choco Heaven' by Paleo Works..."It Won't Kill You"!

Chocolate Cake is one of the best things in the world ever, so we understand why many people may consider it a step too far to have no more chocolate cake at birthdays and other celebrations. But no fear! Mum has developed a healthy solution that won’t kill you. As it was her birthday on Friday, my mum set to and created an ingenious recipe we now call  Paleo Works ‘Choco’ Heaven that is even better than normal chocolate cake!  This is because it’s not made with bad stuff like ordinary chocolate cake is. I even ate some of the mixture before it went in the tin, you see you can, it’s not a problem, Paleo Chocolate Cake is actually good for you! So here we go, I will share this cake with you but I will warn you it’s not for the (chocolate) faint-hearted!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond flour

    Paleo-Cake-Mix

    Getting It Together..

  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil and a bit extra for greasing dish
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs (free range)
  • handful of dark chocolate chunks (Cocoa >72%)
Now The Good Stuff:
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees
  2. Grease a glass dish with coconut oil
  3. Combine dry ingredients together then set aside (sift the cocoa powder and baking powder)
  4. Whisk eggs, melted coconut oil, vanilla and honey together

    Making-paleo-cake

    The right mix, it's all good...

  5. Pour into dry ingredients and mix until combined
  6. Pour into pan, add chocolate chunks and cook for 25-30 mins
  7. Leave to cool then enjoy!

Having had previous experiences with Paleo Cakes, I would say that this is definitely up there with the best I have ever tasted! Hopefully we will be making this again very soon!

About Paleo Works

Paleo Works Have you ever wondered how you arrived at “being overweight” and thought how difficult it is to get rid of and keep off those excess pounds? Hi, I’m Katie and together with Mike my husband, we are Paleo Works. As a busy working mum of four, I often watched others embark on weight loss progammes only to return to their start weight (and then some) shortly after reaching their target. Why was this happening? Conventional dietary wisdom would have us believe that it’s YOU who has failed. But Mike and I thought different. We felt that there had to be something wrong with that conventional dietary wisdom after all we can’t all be hopeless? So we studied intensely, sought out advice and read avidly. We questioned robustly and talked with many on various 'dieting' regimes. What we found was radical, our story has to be told, our knowledge has to be shared. So If you are ready to stop blaming your self for being overweight and ready to change your approach to weight loss then contact us and let’s get started!

Posted on March 17, 2012, in Caveman Diet, Paleo Diet, Paleo Recipes and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. How safe is it to eat carbs in the form of honey when on a diet that is higher in natural fat than the NHS recommended diet? Honey will cause insulin release so I’m wondering what’s happening to fat metabolism when you eat this tempting chocolate cake.

  2. Is there any guidance on the limit of natural sugar in the form of honey for example that can be eaten in a day? Eating honey will cause release of insulin and I wonder how safe it is to eat any carbs in this form given that the Paleo diet is higher in natural fats than the current NHS recommended healthy diet.

    • First and foremost don.t listen to NHS guidelines, they originate from the government and are communicated by ‘dieticians’. A pretty dangerous combination. Obtain approx. 60-70% of calorific intake from fat. Honey needs to be limited as a teaspoon equals 17g of carbohydrate. Remember if you consume in excess of around 100g/day the chance of weight gain increase, of course carb’s can be consumed in greater quantity if you’re physically active, though if you’re not watch the honey as it can soon account for your whole days recommended carb intake.

  3. Just made this and its lovely! Thanks for putting the recipe up. We’re trying to be good with diet and miss cakes and sugar things most of all. This is a nice cake.

  4. Absolutely going to give this a try. I was having a chocolate craving but I wanted something on the healthy side. Thanks! I will try this out!

  5. This looks absolutely amazing! I will totally have to make this. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Reblogged this on Boomer Cuisine and commented:
    Awesome recipe!

  7. This sounds delicious! I can imagine the honey would give it a really luxurious sweetness. Can’t wait to try it.

  8. no milk on choco cake! i will try this one,thanks for sharing your recipe :)

  9. Sarah Howells (GF Blogger)

    This looks yummy – may have to try and make it this week!

  10. Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Chocolate Cake that ain’t gonna kill ya…..from the blog: “Paleo Works”. Check out this blog for a different way to diet.

  11. Ruth Bayang-Stoffel

    Looks divine!

  12. This sounds like a keeper. I am not a huge cake lover. I would rather have the frosting, ducking and covering my head. Yes I know, but I think this cake sounds like something I could pull off as brownies. No need for frosting.

    I am going to try it as soon as I can find a store locally that sells the ingredients.

    • Hey – this post was written by our daughter Poppy who also made the cake which was delicious….and you re right it is a keeper – simple and tasty – its good to have a few paleo cakes you can pull out of the bag for birthdays and celebrations…even better if someone else cooks it for you! Happy Mother’s Day for tomorrow :)

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