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Chocolate Cauliflower Cake

Chocolate (Cauliflower) Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting

My husband doesn't trust me. He knows my history of baking with unusual ingredients to healthify my recipes. From brownies made with black beans to vegan chocolate doughnuts made with chickpeas to chocolate chip cookie dough fudge made with lentils, he knows if I'm in the kitchen, I'm baking something tasty, but that there's always a small catch — it's good for him.

So last weekend was nothing new. The smell of chocolate pulled him into the kitchen. I sliced him a piece of this chocolate cake topped with creamy peanut butter frosting and he devoured it within minutes. "Thanks," he said, smiling. "For making a normal cake for once." I smiled. Then he stopped smiling and said, "What? What's in it?" I pointed to a half-chopped head of cauliflower. He was shocked and said he couldn't tell at all. WIN!

Soft, spongy, sweet, and everything you want in a chocolate cake, the cauliflower adds a moistness that's unforgettable. I know it's sounds totally weird. But if you love using cauliflower for other recipes like pizza crust and in place of oatmeal, and you LOVE cake and all things chocolate, then this recipe is a must try!

Chocolate (Cauliflower) Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting

Inspired by Chocolate Covered Katie

Chocolate Cauliflower Cake

Ingredients

  1. For the cake:
  1. 120 ml unsweetened vanilla almond milk
    1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
    85 grams white whole-wheat flour
    2 tablespoons flaxmeal
    95 grams sugar
    30 grams unsweetened cocoa powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    550 grams cauliflower florets
    3 tablespoons rapeseed oil
    1 tablespoon vanilla
    4 tablespoons vegan chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Mini Chips)
  1. For the frosting:
  1. 60 grams creamy peanut butter
    3 tablespoons maple syrup
    2 tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF/ 180°C/ 160 Fan. Lightly spray an 8-inch square cake pan.
  2. In the food processor, add the almond milk and apple cider vinegar. Leave for five minutes so it can curdle.
  3. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  4. Add the cauliflower, rapeseed oil, and vanilla to the food processor with the almond milk and vinegar mixture. Puree a couple minutes until smooth.
  5. Add the cauliflower puree to the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients and mix until a thick batter forms.
  6. Fold in three tablespoons of chocolate chips (leave one tablespoon for the topping).
  7. Bake for 30 minutes.
  8. While the cake is baking, make the frosting by mixing together the peanut butter, maple syrup, and almond milk.
  9. Once the cake has completely cooled, pop it out of the pan and onto a plate.
  10. Spread on the peanut butter frosting, sprinkle on the chocolate chips, and enjoy! Store uneaten cake in a covered container.

Source: Calorie Count

Nutrition

Calories per serving
225
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