I am keeping it simple today with a recipe that happened because I didn’t have all the ingredients I needed for any of the chocolate cake recipes I saw online, and a need to boost the immune system. Thus, this chocolate spice cake was born!
The benefits of spices are just astounding. They can detox, promote a healthy immune system and clean you out of free radicals. In addition, they add dimension and flavor to things that can not only be nostalgic but delicious.
I added a reishi mushroom powder by OmMushroom to this cake and its frosting, as well as beet powder to the cake batter. Basically you’re set for the rest of winter. Just kidding, keep taking your MegaFood Vitamin C and Carlson’s D.
Without further ado, here we go!
INGREDIENTS: (All ingredients found at FGS will be marked with an asterix)
+1 1/2 C Almond Flour*
+1/2 C Cacao*
+1/4 tsp: Cinnamon, Cardamom*
+1/8 tsp Cayenne or according to taste*
+ 1 tsp Baking Soda*
+1/4 Tsp Himalayan Salt or Sea Salt*
+1/2 Tsp Instant Coffee (fair trade)* + 1 tsp water
+1/4 C Monkfruit Sweetener
+3 Tsp Reishi Mushroom Powder
+2 Tsp Beet Powder
+1/2 C Maple Syrup*
+1/4 C Coconut Oil*
+1 Tsp Vanilla Extract*
- Stick of butter*
- 2-3 tbsp Cacao*
- 1 C Melted (liquid but not hot) Chocolate Chips*
- Sprinkle of salt if not salted butter*
- 1 tbsp of Reishi Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Instant Coffee + 1 tsp water*
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Mix almond flour, cacao, baking soda, and salt. Add spices, reishi and beet powders, and monk fruit. Mix thoroughly.
- Add coffee + a tsp of water and mix before adding to the dry portion of the batter.
- Melt coconut oil until liquid but not hot.
- Thoroughly whisk together maple syrup, eggs, coconut oil and vanilla extract.
- Incorporate wet ingredients into dry, and pour into greased 9×11. This makes a thick single layer.
- Bake at 350 for about 25 mins or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
- Whip butter for frosting, slowly incorporating melted chocolate chips. Add cacao and reishi.
- Cacao is up to your taste—find what you love! I tend to go a bit on the heavier side. I love it! If frosting is not thickening up to your liking, you can use some monkfruit+tapioca flour (to act in place of powdered sugar) or if it is too thick, you can use a little bit of almond milk to make it more liquid.
Enjoy, friends! Food is medicine!