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Healthier Chocolate Cake

Have you ever seen the movie, Matilda?

Every time someone mentions chocolate cake, I unfortunately think of a scene from Matilda, where a boy named Bruce Bogtrotter is forced to eat an entire chocolate cake. It’s so gross that even I am turned off of chocolate for a while.

Miss Trunchbull kept the whole school late because this boy ate some chocolate cake.

Healthier Chocolate Cake

  • 1 and ½ cups whole-wheat flour (180g)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar or evaporated cane juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar (or white)
  • ¾ cup cold water

Mix dry ingredients. Then add wet. Mix with a fork (not beaters). Pour into a greased and lined cake pan, and bake in a preheated oven at 355F for about thirty minutes. Cool before frosting.

Above, topped with my incredible Chocolate Bar Pie.

Somewhere, Bruce Bogtrotter is smiling.

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Published on February 8, 2011

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  1. Aimee says

    I made this in a double batch layered cake for my son’s 3rd birthday this year and it was amazing! I did a trial run at home with wholewheat flour and my husband and son gave it two thumbs up. For his party I used GF flour and added baking soda and it was a more dense, fudge like cake but it was delicious and a few mums then asked for the recipe. Thank you so much! I topped it with a vegan chocolate fudgey-icing I whipped up, I wish I had a photo but it was pouring down with rain and we ended up rushing the party (we were in a park getting soaked). That was 2 months ago and I’m about to make it again into cup cakes for afternoon tea. THANK YOU!

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