Healthier and Delicious Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Healthier and Delicious Chocolate Cake Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on October 24, 2023

Indulge in the decadent flavors of this delicious and healthier chocolate cake. Made with wholesome ingredients, this cake is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth without sacrificing your health. The combination of rich chocolate and moist texture will leave you wanting more. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply craving a chocolatey treat, this cake is sure to impress.


  • Dry ingredients:
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Wet ingredients:
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, honey, unsweetened applesauce, eggs, vanilla extract, and almond milk. Mix well until smooth.
  4. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined.
  5. Pour in the boiling water and mix until the batter is smooth and well combined.
  6. Transfer the batter to the prepared cake pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then, transfer the cake to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. While the cake is cooling, prepare the frosting. In a bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, melted coconut oil, honey, almond milk, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
  10. Once the cake is completely cooled, spread the frosting evenly over the top and sides of the cake.
  11. Slice and serve the healthier chocolate cake. Enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Whole wheat flour adds fiber and nutrients to the cake.
  • Greek yogurt and unsweetened applesauce help to keep the cake moist without the need for additional oil.
  • Using almond milk instead of regular milk reduces the overall calorie content of the cake.
  • Coconut oil and honey in the frosting provide a healthier alternative to traditional butter and powdered sugar frosting.
  • This cake can be enjoyed guilt-free as part of a balanced diet.