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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

Preheat oven to 350°F.


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.


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

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.


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


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!