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This Healthy Chocolate Cake is made with avocado and yogurt instead of butter. Not only is this cake healthy, but it’s rich, decadent and perfect for any holiday party!

healthy chocolate cake

healthy cake? wait, what?

YEP. You read that correctly. This chocolate cake IS healthy! Well, about as healthy as a chocolate cake can get. It uses avocado and yogurt, instead of butter, to make it rich and fluffy. It tastes just like a big ole brownie. During the holiday season it’s hard to eat healthy. SO HARD. That’s why you need to stash this recipe away in your arsenal, and bring it out when you need a treat that’s not packed full of fat. This cake is decadent and rich and would make a great dessert for any holiday party!

healthy chocolate cake

why i love this healthy chocolate cake

It’s pretty much all in the name! Healthy Chocolate Cake? UM, OKAY! This cake is made with simple ingredients that ultimately result in a super rich, brownie-like cake. When you take out the butter, that pretty much takes out the majority of the unhealthy fat. This cake isn’t packed with sugar either, which is perfect for someone who prefers cake that isn’t smack-you-in-the-face sweet. Great for someone on a diet, seeing as each slice is only 5 points in Weight Watchers!

ingredients you’ll need

how to make a healthy chocolate cake

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line bottom of cake pan with parchment paper. Spray parchment paper and sides with cooking spray.

Place chocolate in microwavable bowl and melt in increments of 20 seconds until fully melted. Let cool slightly. Stir together flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.

Place yogurt in blender, add avocado and puree. Add egg and vanilla and pulse until just combined.

Add avocado mixture and melted chocolate to flour mixture. Stir until smooth. Spoon batter into prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake 28-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Cool in pan on cooling rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely on wire rack. Dust with the powdered sugar, or top with fruit.

healthy chocolate cake

tips for making this healthy chocolate cake

You can use any kind of semi sweet chocolate you have around. I used mini chocolate chips, it all melts down to be the same!

Store in an air tight container, or freeze individual slices for a quick and easy dessert!

Top with mint and powdered sugar (pictured) for a fresh and minty flavor. You can also top with fresh fruit, such as strawberries or raspberries!

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Healthy Chocolate Cake

This Healthy Chocolate Cake is made with avocado and yogurt instead of butter. Not only is this cake healthy, but it's rich, decadent and perfect for any holiday party!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate cake, dessert, healthy cake, healthy chocolate cake, healthy dessert, weight watchers, ww
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 slices
Cost $5

Equipment

  • 8" circle cake pan
  • Blender

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 3 ounces semi sweet chocolate
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup lowfat yogurt
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar *optional for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line bottom of cake pan with parchment paper. Spray parchment paper and sides with cooking spray.
  • Place chocolate in microwavable bowl and melt in increments of 20 seconds until fully melted. Let cool slightly.
  • Stir together flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Place yogurt in blender, add avocado and puree. Add egg and vanilla and pulse until just combined.
  • Add avocado mixture and melted chocolate to flour mixture. Stir until smooth. Spoon batter into prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake 28-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Notes

*Powdered sugar is optional, it’s only for dusting the top for decoration.
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Hi, I’m Jenny! I am a mom, home cook, self taught photographer and videographer, but first and foremost an artist. Sunny with Shadows is my passion project turned full time job, where I use the mediums of photography, videography and explosive flavor combinations to bring food to life.

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