Incredible Chocolate Bundt Cake is easy but complex enough to make you feel as if you’ve created something very special. The outcome is superb. Check out the Ingredients!
Chocolate is the way to everyone’s heart. Especially when it is rich and made with healthier ingredients. Isn’t that a nice way to treat yourself and your loved ones? Deep rich chocolate batter is poured into a bundt pan (any shape you like). Bundt pans make cakes look much more special. Like you worked really hard but all you really did is use a different pan. I’m all about having something that looks good anyway. Pretty and good. Don’t get me wrong. We have plenty of days where we ‘dish it up ourselves’ but that is also a fun way to eat.
That’s another way to improve your lifestyle. Have fun! If you enjoy everything that you are doing then you are always having a good time. It is easy to put a positive spin on everything.
I guess you’ve figured out what I am going for in this post. Giving you a wonderful chocolate cake recipe, Incredible Chocolate Bundt Cake, and nudging you toward a healthier and happier lifestyle.
Some thoughts for a smoother, healthier, happier life:
- Getting out a paper and pencil to outline the weeks meals is a huge help. Shopping is easier and you won’t ever have to wonder “What’s for dinner tonight”.
- Have your favorite, fast breakfast ingredients in the cupboard or freezer at all times. Something like, granola and your favorite Silk milk. Muffins that are pre-made and in the freezer. Breakfast burritos that are all ready to zap in the microwave. No pressure morning – done.
- Have pre-made lunches in the freezer such as wrap ingredients, soups, chilis, taco fillings and bean patties for burgers. So easy – done.
- Dinner – this runs the gamut. If you’re eating at home or having company – appetizers are a wonderful meal. They call them tapas in Spain which means little delicious dishes (my paraphrasing). So … have appetizer ingredients ready or go for crostinis, mini pita pockets, lettuce stuffing or wontons. Enchiladas, dahls, pizzas, or any of many casserole meals can be prepared and held in the fridge or freezer. Just ready for the baking. Skillet dinners and Asian stir fries are also quick meals. Dinner – done.
- Now for snacks and desserts. This Incredible Chocolate Bundt Cake recipe or Cranberry Date Breakfast Bars or No Bake Protein Peanut Butter Balls or any other of your favorites.
Coconut sugar isn’t as sweet as refined white sugar and has a much mellower taste. The dates are the miracle worker’s in this batter. They are cooked down to almost a jam and everything blends so beautifully.
There is also dairy free milk in this recipe for Incredible Chocolate Bundt cake. I tell you Silk has so many fabulous options out there for us now. I happened to use Unsweetened Coconutmilk but I know many of their milks would work just the same. I would stick to unsweetened though because all the ingredients are well balanced for the perfect texture and taste.
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Incredible Chocolate Bundt Cake
- 1 cup coffee liquor such as Kahlua
- 1 cup Pitted Dates
- 2 teaspoons Instant Coffee Granules
- 1 cup Coconut Sugar
- 1 cup coconut milk - I used Silk Unsweetened Coconut Milk
- 1/4 cup Coconut Oil plus 2 Tablespoons, melted/liquid form
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
For the topping:
- 1/2 cup melted Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Brush the inside of the bundt pan paper with some coconut oil.
- In a small saucepan add the coffee flavored liquer and the dates. Cook over low heat for 20 minutes.
- Stir in the instant coffee granules when the liquid is hot.
- Take off heat and let cool.
- When cooled - puree in a food processor until smooth. It does not have to be completely smooth but very close.
- In a large bowl mix the pureed date mixture, coconut sugar, almond milk, coconut oil and vanilla.
- In another bowl sift the flour, cocoa and baking soda together.
- Stir into the date mixture until well mixed.
- Pour into the prepared bundt pan and bake at 350 degrees 40 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
- Gently remove the cake from the pan and let cool on a rack.
- Melt the chocolate in a microwave for a few seconds. Stir and heat in the microwave a few more seconds. Keep a very close eye on the chocolate because it can burn.
- It does not have to be completely melted because the chocolate will continue to melt in it's own heat as it sits a minute.
- Drizzle the chocolate around the top of the bundt pan and let it naturally drip down the sides.
The cake freezes beautifully. If you are freezing the whole cake to serve later - don't frost yet. If you have some leftovers to freeze then it is not problem to have it already frosted. The frosting just might get a little marred before it is frozen.