Healthier Chocolate Cakes
Sugar addiction is one of the biggest health obstacles in America. This is because sugar is practically everywhere—from yogurt, to fruit juice, to ketchup, to even pre-made soup! Plus, the more sugar you consume, whether intentionally or not, the more you will crave. While the American Heart Association suggests that women consume only 6 teaspoons and men consume only 9 teaspoons of added sugar each day, the average American consumes about 22 teaspoons each day. This is problematic because eating too much added sugar can lead to weight gain and obesity, depression, the metabolic syndrome, type II diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and heart disease.
With sugar being added to all kinds of foods these days, it is especially important that you pay close attention to which sweets you are consuming. The nutrition label on Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix shows that one slice contains a whole 18g of sugar, but stars “1.5g Total Fat.” Do not let this information misguide you—fat is hardly the enemy here, and labels will try to emphasize certain numbers to distract you from others. It might be difficult to find low-sugar chocolate cake mixes on the market that taste good, so I have compiled a list of my favorite delicious, healthier chocolate cake recipes for you to make! Some of buy favorite sugar substitutes are Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener, Lakanto Maple Syrup, Sukrin Zero Calorie Sweetener, Zero Sugar Honey and Choc Zero Chocolate Syrup.
Nedi’s Healthier Chocolate Cake Recipes
This chocolate cake is not only a delightful low-sugar treat, but also great for those who are gluten-free. Made with coconut sugar and honey, this cake contains only natural sweeteners. The walnuts break up the sweetness, and the hint of coconut complements the cacao in a perfect way. It is the most delicious and decadent flourless cake you will ever eat.
This light, gluten-free cake combines two of the most compatible flavors—chocolate and coconut. With each bite, you get a taste of creamy coconut sandwiched between a layer of chocolate cake and chocolate glaze. Bake it in a heart-shaped pan for Valentine’s Day or a normal 8-inch pan for any other occasion. Top it with strawberries, pair it with vegan vanilla ice cream, and it is all ready to eat!
Another one of my favorite ingredients to mix with chocolate is raspberries…it is so yummy! This chocolate cake is gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, and super easy to make. Not only does the cake have chocolate ganache and raspberries on top, but the batter itself also contains both delicious flavors. If you love this combo like I do, this will certainly become your favorite recipe!
I have always been a lover of warm, chocolate cake. This chocolate lava cake is much healthier than what you would order out, made with Sukrin fiber syrup as a sweetener. It is also a major crowd pleaser and so easy to prepare. Make it for your loved ones or at your next dinner party…your guests will be impressed!
This is the perfect cake for any chocolate fan who wants to stay healthy. It is free of refined sugars, gluten, grains, and dairy. Each bite is a delicious taste of rich chocolate and banana with chocolate syrup and walnuts on top. Your whole family will absolutely love it!
These little cakes are super chocolaty, while absolutely guilt-free! This is a perfect dessert for the kids—they will not even realize that they are eating black beans. The special ingredient provides extra protein and fiber that will keep them healthy and feeling satiated. Bake the fudgy batter in cupcake molds or a square baking pan for brownies.