The Optimum You Chocolate Chip Cake
So did you know you can take your favorite chocolate chip cookies recipe and turn it into cake? I’m not talking about a chocolate chip cookie that’s the shape of a cake, I’m talking about fluffing it to cake size with the addition of a few simple ingredients.
The Optimum You Chocolate Chip Cookies took me a while to accomplish through many times of making chocolate chip cookies and incorporating what I like best in a chocolate chip cookie; the vanilla flavor, just the right amount of saltiness, healthy fats, whole grains and chocolate chips that do not contain butterfat, only cocoa butter. So, from that recipe which is well-loved around here; It was a piece of cake to turn it into cake. I added a bit of buttermilk, baking powder, more egg, and a tad more sugar, but with a little stevia too. Compare the cookie recipe to the cake recipe if you’d like. Cookie recipe.
- ¾ cup sucanat or rapadura sugar
- ¼ cup extra virgin coconut oil, melted if necessary
- 1/4 cup organic grass fed butter or additional coconut oil, at room temperature or lighten it up with a combination or applesauce (at room temp) and butter.
- 2 organic eggs, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup buttermilk (or almond milk with 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla powder or extract
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder (optional)
- 1 teaspoon molasses
- 1/3 cup millet flour
- 2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 cup spelt flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1-1/2 teaspoons stevia powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips (with zero butterfat) or carob chips (save 1/4 chips for top)
- Line pan(s) of your choice with parchment paper (cut into circle(s) to fit your pan(s)
- Preheat oven to 350 ° Place rack in the middle of the oven.
- Using an electric mixer: Cream sucanat, coconut oil, and butter until light. Add eggs, vanilla, vanilla powder, if using, and molasses. If using applesauce, add it during the next step. Beat until smooth.
- Combine the flours, baking soda, stevia, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Add alternately with buttermilk into oil mixture along with the applesauce, if using.
- Stir in chocolate chips. Scoop into prepared pan(s) Top with remaining chocolate chips.
- Bake cake pans for 13 minutes. Test with toothpick;if it comes out clean, it’s done.
- Single pans such as a bundt or a cheesecake pan; bake for 25 minutes. Test with toothpick. If it comes out clean, it’s done.