I know what you’re thinking: NO WAY!
THAT CAKE? THAT ONE RIGHT THERE? IT’S ACTUALLY HEALTHY?
And you know what? I don’t blame you one bit for having these thoughts! How could I, when even I think the exact same thing every single time I look at it, or, even better yet, get to take a bite!
I just die, people, I’m telling you.
I’ve had 3 slices so far and thought the same thing every single time: “This can’t be right. There is no way in hell that this cake can actually be healthy”. In fact, if I hadn’t made it myself, I probably wouldn’t even believe it. But since I don’t tend to lie to myself (well… I don’t tend to lie period) I have no choice but to believe me!
You see, for oh, probably 15 years now, that cake, to me, had been total synonym with extreme decadence: a cake made from nothing but heavy cream, butter, sugar, eggs and dark chocolate. It was THE ultimate chocolate lover’s experience, one that never failed to throw me to the ground and leave me completely breathless…
And I’d been toying with the idea of healthifying THAT.
Right. Tough call! I wasn’t sure that I was really up to it…
But, the challenge was thrown, the rules were set.
The healthified cake was to contain no grains, no beans and was to be at least somewhat creamy or fudgy.
If said conditions were met, Erin was to replicate the recipe and post it on her own blog if the results were to her liking.
Now if you know Erin, you know that THAT’S a whole ‘nother tough call! ;)
So anyway, I accepted the challenge with great pleasure, as well as a bit of apprehension, and got started the very same week-end.
Unfortunately, my first attempt, while still extremely decent, did not send me flying straight to heaven. And I wasn’t gonna settle for just OK. I was shooting for OMG.
So sorry… try again! Back to the ole drawing board I went.
Boy! am I glad I did.
This second attempt resulted in a cake that sent me flying beyond heaven.
It’s just plain magnificent.
If you’re into rich, INTENSE dark chocolate flavour coupled with deliciously dense but smooth and creamy“cheesecake-like” texture, and if you’re looking for healthier dessert options that won’t let you down in the decadence department, then this cake is definitely for you. I mean just look at that silkiness… and don’t even get me started on the icing. Oh my!
Now I’m not saying that this is a low fat, low cal cake that you should be enjoying for breakfast on a daily basis without feeling the least tiny bit of guilt. Well, guilt, you shouldn’t feel, for there is absolutely nothing in that cake to feel guilty about. Not even sugar. Yeah. You read that one right! This cake has no added sugar.
I really wish I could have you all taste it before you get to take a look at the list of ingredients. Unfortunately, it’s gonna have to be the other way around. And you’re also gonna have to make your own… sorry!
Luckily enough, this beauty won’t get you spending too much time in the kitchen…
So go ahead and take a look at these ingredients.
Then pick up your jaw from up the floor.
And get busy baking…
Creamy enough for you, Erin?