Thursday, May 4, 2017


Ethan's birthday was the end April and you know we had to make cake!! 

He had a great birthday! I can't believe he's 10 years old! He is the most loving and kind boy you will ever know. His love is endless, and his compassion for every living being AMAZES me everyday. It is my honor and privilege to be his momma! Love you sweet boy! 

He wanted a traditional frosting so we used Fluffy White by Duncan HinesYou can top this with your favorite vegan frosting here is a link to Peta (scroll down to "baking") for frostings that are accidentally vegan.  

I however don't eat processed or refined oils due to my history of gall bladder attacks (another story for another time, soon I promise) and, it's just "not my food". I feel my best when I keep it as close to Whole Foods plant-based (always vegan) as I can. That being said I had to have cake with my son on his birthday! 
The epic picture at the top of the post, was my Incredible "Guiltless" Chocolate Cake and it really is the best cake I've made. 

I hope you make this cake and tag me on all the social media outlets you have! I'm theplanteaters everywhere, haha. Instagram @theplanteaters. Enough talking here's the recipe.

Prepare a spring form pan or 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper.
Preheat oven 375 F.
Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour or all purpose 
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt (optional)
To a bowl or large measuring cup Add
1 cup Almond milk or any plant milk
1 1/2 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 cup Coconut sugar (or Organic sugar of choice)
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Mix until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 20-25 mins. test with a tooth pick after 20 mins. if it's not done cook for 2 more mins. then test again. Do not over bake that would be a travesty! Let it cool completely. Add your topping of choice, I highly recommend the below it's so good.

Topping: Dust powdered sugar on top. I used Homemade powdered sugar (just add Organic sugar to your blender and blend until a fine powder). 
Drizzle Chocolate sauce on top. I mixed Cocoa powder and maple syrup until a I got a drizzle consistency. Add maple syrup slowly until it comes together. Top with a beautiful strawberry or Raspberry. ENJOY!

Here's the video of me and Scarlet making the cake for Ethan's birthday! 

Nutrition Facts for Cake onlyServings: 10
Per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories 118
Total Fat 0.7g1%
Saturated Fat 0.2g1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 142mg6%
Potassium 76mg2%
Total Carb 26.3g9%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g6%
Sugars 10.8g
Protein 2.5g
Vitamin A 1% · Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 5% · Iron 7%
*Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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  1. any particular kind of vinegar?

    1. Hey Cara!! Thank you for checking out my website! You're a doll! I used white but honestly any kind will work, it just helps "lift" the cake. I've even used red wine vinegar in a pinch. Thabks again so much for all your support and kindness Cara! Much love Des!