Tuesdays are always “Teaser Tuesdays” at Alf Hana. We try out other people’s recipes and share our impressions and recommendations with you.
Are you a chocolate freak? I am. I love chocolate.
Did you know that chocolate actually has some health benefits? Cocoa supposedly can help blood flow more easily, playing a role in the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks! Because it also contains powerful antioxidants, it may also help reduce damage to coronary arteries. When you choose your chocolate, be sure to choose the darkest, least processed available to get the most benefit. *Also, be sure that if you’re watching your weight, chocolate still contains sugar and those calories add up!
Having said that, when you have a special occasion to celebrate, chocolate cake is a time-honored tradition. There are many chocolate cake recipes around the internet, but this one is EASY, QUICK, LIGHT, healthIER than the animal-based alternatives, and TASTY!!!
This recipe originally comes from the Peaceful Palate by Jennifer Raymond, one of our favorite cookbooks! Both the cake and the icing recipes are available online for free on compassionatecooks.com here.
We absolutely love this recipe. I’ve made it as birthday cakes before and just recently took it in its cupcake form as a treat for a Ramadan iftar. It makes one 9 inch cake or 12 cupcakes.
Here are some more pictures… I told you I love chocolate!
Nutritional Information (for the cake): 1 of 12 cupcakes
164 Calories; 6 g Fat; 0 mg Cholesterol; 25 g Carbohydrates; 1 g Fiber; 2 g Protein
Nutritional Information (for the frosting): 1 of 12 servings
66 Calories; 1 g Fat; 0 mg Cholesterol; 15 g Carbohydrates; 1 g Fiber; 0 g Protein
What’s your favorite cake flavor?
- Tuesday Teaser #10: Fudge Babies (alfhana.wordpress.com)