Super Antioxidant Chocolate Cake

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Last Reviewed 04/17/2014

Super Antioxidant Chocolate Cake

This chocolate cake showcases some of nature's tastiest antioxidants, in the form of unsweetened cocoa powder and walnuts. It is a cake so delicious you wouldn't think it could be so good for you!

Ingredients

  • 4 large free-range eggs
  • ¾ cup xylitol
  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. orange extract
  • ¾ cup rolled oats (or oat flour)
  • ¾ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup chopped baking chocolate

How To

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the eggs well. Stir in the xylitol and other wet ingredients.
  3. Grind the rolled oats into flour, using a coffee grinder or food processor.
  4. In another bowl, combine and mix the dry ingredients.
  5. Add the dry ingredients, walnuts and chocolate to the wet ingredients, stirring just until all the flour is mixed in. (Caution: Overworking the batter can produce a tough cake).
  6. Grease a 9-inch tube pan and pour in the batter.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes, then test with a toothpick every few minutes—the cake is done when the toothpick comes out just a little moist.

Note: Approximate baking time is 30 minutes, but baking the cake just a tad short of “done” makes for a moister cake.

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