This is so good, and so bad, and yet so good! When it is made using truly natural ingredients, and when it is consumed in moderation, you really can have your cake and your health too! We do warn you, however, that it will be difficult to sample this recipe in moderation. On special occasions, we always excitedly await this masterpiece from Andrea.
- 2 cups Evaporated Cane Juice *
- 1 ¾ cups Unbleached White Flour **
- ¾ cup Cocoa Powder
- 1 ½ tsp. Baking Powder (aluminum free)
- 1 ½ tsp. Baking Soda
- ¼ cup cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp. Sea Salt
- 2 Eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup boiling water
- 6 Tbsp. softened, unsalted, natural butter
- 2 ¾ cups of powdered sugar
- ½ cup cocoa
- 1/3 cup milk
Cook the mixed cake base 35-40 minutes at 350° F in an oiled and flour-covered cake pan. Please do not use non-stick cookware, or aluminum pans, ever.
- Mix evaporated cane juice, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a bowl
- Add beaten eggs, milk, oil
- Mix for two minutes
- Stir in boiling water
- Pour into floured pan
- Cook base as specified above
- Melt butter
- While base is cooking, make frosting by power mixing frosting ingredients together
- Wait until cool, and then apply frosting
Of course, we recommend using as many organic ingredients as possible, and raw milk (at least unhomogenized) is preferred. Regular milk will work fine, and we have been known to use regular milk ourselves, but it is not the ideal. Please do not sabotage this relatively healthy recipe with tap water. Although, It will still taste incredible, regardless.
* Evaporated cane juice can now be found at Walmart and health food stores. It is unrefined, and often dehydrated with sunlight. Unadulterated, pure sugars are never bright white. Evaporated cane juice is fairly safe for diabetics (even therapeutic), unlike the chemical industry's "processed" sugars, but of course, moderation is always recommended.
** Unbleached white flour indeed exists nowadays. It is likely that hydrogen peroxide (oxygen water) is used to whiten it instead of chlorine bleach.