{Recipe} Healthy Vegan Birthday Chocolate Cake

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Healthy Vegan Birthday Chocolate Cake 

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Birthdays can be very exciting occasions especially for children. It provides them with pleasant memories and makes them the centre of attention for the day emphasizing the importance of self-love. Therefore, it is important to celebrate in a special way without compromising their health. This cake is one I have been using for years with each of my children (with slightly different toppings for each). Enjoy!

Serves: 15

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Ingredients For The Cake

1/4 cup natural pecans

9 dried organic apricots

9 organic dates

3 cups whole meal rye flour

1/2 cup organic cocoa powder

1/2 cup coconut oil

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 cups water

1/2 cup maple syrup

2 tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice

pinch of salt

2 tsp natural vanilla extract

1/2 cup almond milk

1/3 tsp stevia extract

1-2 tbs 100% chocolate bits

Ingredients For The Topping

3 cups whole cocoa powder

2 tbs coconut oil

6 tbs maple syrup

6 tbs organic peanut butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup sugar free almond milk

1/3 tsp stevia extract

1 tbs 100% chocolate bits (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F (180 degree C)
  2. Place pecans in a blender and blend until they form a smooth consistency similar to flour. Place in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Remove pits from dates. Chop apricots and dates into small pieces and place in a blender. Blend until the dried fruit are finely chopped. Add to the large mixing bowl.
  4. Add the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and coconut oil to the mixing bowl and mix.
  5. Add water, lemon juice, maple syrup, vanilla extract, chocolate chips and stevia. Mix until you have a smooth consistency. You may use a hand mixer for this.
  6. Lightly spread some coconut oil inside your desired cake pan.
  7. Pour mixture into the baking pan and bake for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick will come out clean if stuck in the cake centre.
  8. In the meantime prepare the cake topping: In the mixing bowl mix all topping ingredients except chocolate bits together using the hand mixer creating a smooth mixture. Add chocolate bits.
  9. Remove cake from oven after 40 minutes and spread topping mixture on the cake.
  10. To keep the cake healthy you may decorate it with strawberries, flowers and special candles. You can also add a printed edible photo to make your cake special and remove it before the cake is consumed.
  11. Allow the cake to cool for at least one hour before serving, overnight is also fine.
  12. Serve and Enjoy!
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