Chocolate Caramel Cake

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This healthy chocolate caramel cake is perfect for those extra special occasions. This gluten free cake isn’t particularly low calorie, as it does contains rich ingredients like butter and cream cheese, but since it’s refined sugar free and doesn’t contain white flour it’s a pretty healthy dessert option. It also contains nutritious ingredients such as beets, dates, and oats.

I often use beets in muffins because they add moistness, sweetness, and a nice rich colour, so I figured they would work well in this chocolate cake with caramel frosting recipe. I love the dark brown colour of this cake with just a hint of red from the beets.

I think the caramel cream cheese frosting goes well with this cake, but if you prefer something more classic, check out my recipe for chocolate frosting. That would work really well with this cake too.

Chocolate Caramel Cake Recipe

For the Cake:

Ingredients:

5 tablespoons melted unsalted butter or oil
1 1/2 cups date paste
4 well beaten eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup cooked chopped beets
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup oat flour
3 teaspoons baking powder

Cake Instructions:

In a large mixing bowl, combine date paste, butter, eggs, vanilla extract, beets and cocoa and blend until smooth with an immersion blender (or just put the ingredients in a regular blender if you prefer). In a separate bowl, combine oat flour and baking powder and stir until combined. Add dry ingredients to wet and stir until combined. Divide batter and pour into two well greased 9 inch cake pans and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting the cake. Makes about 12 slices of chocolate caramel cake.

For the Frosting:

Ingredients:

1 cup cream cheese
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup date paste
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

Frosting Instructions:

Add all the ingredients to a saucepan and simmer on low heat stirring constantly until the cream cheese melts and the ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Let cool completely before frosting the cake.

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Healthy Chocolate Cake

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Oat Flour Cake

Paleo Sweet Potato Bread

Chocolate Caramel Cake Nutritional Information: