|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: One cake (serves 4)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 23g||30%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||22%|
|Total Carbohydrate 124g||45%|
|Dietary Fiber 6g||23%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Prepared with silken tofu in place of the eggs and butter called for in traditional recipes, this chocolate cake is one of the healthiest around, and it is still so tasty! Frost with whatever dairy-free frosting suits the occasion.
Although many recipes that call for silken tofu require that you drain the liquid from the box before using, for this recipe just open the box and pour both the liquid and tofu into the blender as directed in step 3.
Makes one two-layer 9" cake
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 3/4 cups cocoa powder (unsweetened)
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 12.3-ounce box firm silken tofu
- 1 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 3 tbsp. canola oil
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/3 cup water (boiling)
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly oil or grease (with dairy-free soy margarine) two 9” round cake pans. Set aside.
In a blender, process the tofu until creamy. Add the maple syrup and oil and process until smooth. Stir the tofu mixture and almond milk into the dry ingredients. Add the boiling water and continue to stir until the batter is just combined. (The batter should be fairly smooth but will still have some lumps in it.)
Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for about 15-20 minutes on a wire cooling rack before removing from the pans to finish cooling on the cooling rack. Once cakes are completely cool, frost with dairy-free frosting of your choice.