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Healthy Chocolate Cake

This Healthy Chocolate Cake made with avocado buttercream and a salted date caramel filling is the perfect way to have dessert without guilt!
Course Dessert, Sweet Thangs
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 1 cake
Author Brewing Happiness


Chocolate Cake Ingredients:

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cups cacao powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups unsweetened non dairy milk
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 3/4 cups coconut sugar
  • 2/3 cups coconut oil, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Salted Date Caramel Filling Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 1/4 cups non dairy milk, divided
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Avocado Chocolate Buttercream Icing Ingredients:

  • 3 cups avocado, smashed
  • 2 cups T-Sugar Icing Sugar Mill
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350, and spray two 8 or 9 inch cake pans with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl combine your whole wheat flour, cacao powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a medium sized bow whisk together your nut milk and apple cider vinegar until frothy. Once it's frothy whisk in your coconut sugar, coconut oil and vanilla extract.
  4. Slowly pour your liquid mixture into your flour mixture, whisking or stirring until it is well combined.
  5. Divide your batter evenly into two cake pans and bake for 25 minutes. After baking allow cakes to cool completely in cake pans before icing.
  6. While your cakes are baking and cooling, make your salted date caramel filling and avocado chocolate buttercream icing. Begin by heating your pitted dates and 1 cup nut milk in a pot over high heat until boiling. Once boiling, take off heat and pour the contents of your pot into a high speed blender or food processor.
  7. Add the extra 1/4 cup nut milk, salt, and vanilla and blend until smooth. Then transfer your salted date caramel to the refrigerator to cool.
  8. Next, add your smashed avocado to a high speed blender or food processor. Blend until super super smooth. Add your T-Sugars Icing Sugar Mill gourmet powdered sugar, cacao powder, salt, and vanilla to your smooth avocado and blend until well combined. Set aside.
  9. When all elements are cooled, begin assembling the cake. Start by removing cakes from cake pans. Add a layer of salted date caramel on top of one of your cakes, top with your second cake, and cover the whole cake with a thick layer of avocado chocolate butter cream. Decorate in whatever style you want. EAT UP.

Recipe Notes

*Chocolate cake recipe is adapted from Food52's Vegan Chocolate Cake.