Cacao is a bonafide superfood, so it’s no wonder we’ve featured hundreds of chocolate recipes over the years, from baked donuts to luxe lattes.
Of all the chocolate recipes out there, healthy chocolate cake must be the most sought-after — and the toughest to pull off. From our first cake recipe feature with Sweet Laurel years ago (that nearly broke the internet) to a mousse pie you’ll make forever and again, here are the five we think qualify as the best!
The 5 Best Healthy Chocolate Cake Recipes We’ve Ever Featured
Sweet laurel’s CHOCOLATE LAYER CAKE WITH GANACHE | Shown above, this cake recipe launched an empire — and a million copycats. The grain-free, refined-sugar-free and dairy-free cake recipe is truly delicious, made to simple whole food ingredients, and a game-changer for anyone eating gluten-free. MAKE IT
Botanica’s CHOCOLATE BEET CAKE | When the epic LA. cafe, Botanica first opened in LA we co-hosted a cooking class with the founders to celebrate. This chocolate cake was part of the menu and we make it to this day. Pair it with their strawberry tea and you’ll be in heaven. Make It
WHOLE-GRAIN CHOCOLATE BUNDT CAKE| Pamela Salzman was one of the very first chefs to grace our pages and has gone on to build a cult-following of home cooks with her smart ingredients and elegant, but practical recipes for every occasion. The ganache has a hint of mint in it which can be swapped out for the flavor or your choice, but don’t skimp on the festive dried berries! Make It
Dairy-Free Truffle Cake | This truffle cake is a hair different from Sweet Laurel’s original above — but raspberries. Try the truffle-like frosting here and drool over the inspired photographs. Make it
Vegan Chocolate Mousse Pie | Chocolate mousse is the chocolate dessert. This mousse pie is clean, luxe, high in protein and easy to make. If you’re looking for a recipe to entertain with, this is it. Want something more casual? Try this chocolate avocado mousse instead. Make It
Want to see all the chocolate cookies, bars and cups recipes we’ve got to offer? Where to begin…