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Chocolate Birthday Cake

Yields1 Serving

Chocolate Birthday Cake with Chocolate Ganache

 3 cups whole wheat flour
 2 tsp baking soda
 2 tsp salt
  cup cocoa powder
 1 cup coconut oil, melted (can be replaced with applesauce, pumpkin puree, or mashed bananas)
 1 ⅓ cups honey or maple syrup
 1 ⅓ cups milk
 2 tsp vinegar
Chocolate Ganache
 ¼ cup heavy cream
  cup honey or maple syrup
 2 oz dark chocolate, chopped
 6 tbsp butter
1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

2

Place all cake ingredients in a large mixing bowl in the order listed and whisk well to combine. The final batter should be relatively free of lumps.

3

Grease a 9x13” pan with coconut oil or butter. Pour batter into pan and bake for 35 minutes. Remove from oven and cool in pan.

Chocolate Ganache
4

To make icing, heat the cream and honey or maple syrup in a small saucepan until just beginning to boil, whisking to combine. Turn off heat and add chocolate to pan. Whisk thoroughly until chocolate is melted. Pour mixture into a heat-proof bowl and add the butter 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring constantly until icing is smooth and butter is incorporated.

5

Spread icing on top cooled cake. Decorate as desired and enjoy!

6

NOTES: This recipe can also be used for cupcakes. Pour batter into greased muffin cups. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes. Dip cupcakes upside down into the warm icing to top. Enjoy!