Do you ever have one of those nights where you just want a huge slice of rich, decadent chocolate cake? With cream cheese frosting? No? Just me? Okay then.
Well, I’ve been craving chocolate cake like you wouldn’t believe, but since I started following trim healthy mama, I have been losing weight, and I feel awesome. Y’all. I wasn’t a huge fan of the “artificial” sweeteners, and to be completely honest, I’m still not sure how I feel about them.
I am trying to give them a fair shot in the name of the blog, though. My plan is to adhere to trim healthy mama’s recommendations for 30 days and then figure out if I need to modify things for myself.
I miss honey. So that probably won’t be out for long. But this cake kind of rocks. Okay, okay, it’s awesome. Like lick the bowl awesome. So I had to share.
TrimHealthyMama Chocolate Cake
Make This TrimHealthyMama Recipe Your Own!
This recipe is a great base recipe for just about any flavor you want. If you aren’t a huge fan of chocolate, skip it! Or add to it. Here are some ways that I’ve successfully changed this recipe:
- Leave out the chocolate and substitute 2 tablespoons of de-fatted peanut flour for 2 tablespoons of the THM baking blend for a peanut butter cake
- Add 1-2 drops of Peppermint Vitality essential oil for a mint chocolate cake
- Skip the chocolate altogether and add 1 tsp pure vanilla extract and a drop of lemon essential oil for a vanilla-lemon cake.
- Substitute no-sugar added applesauce for the chocolate and greek yogurt and add 1/2 teaspoon each of cinnamon and clove for apple spice cake.
I’m sure that there are substitutions I haven’t thought of yet, so keep experimenting! That’s the beauty of a lifestyle (or so the TrimHelathyMama book says)-you get to figure out what sounds good and go for it.
What’s your favorite type of cake?
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