The Best German Chocolate Cake, ever.
When I was a little girl, I would spend my afternoons in the kitchen with my great aunt Lillian; Nennie as we call her. She loved coffee, donuts, and cake – she’s a smart woman!
Often times we would bake cakes together, and my most favorite was the German Chocolate cake. I would help her measure the ingredients, she’d stir it all together, and then I’d beg her to not scrape the bowl clean so that I could eat some of the batter. I knew that she loved me beyond measurement because she wouldn’t even scrape the bowl.
This recipe is a tribute to my love for Nennie and our memories of baking together, to my brother because today (as I write this post) is his birthday, and to all of you that just want to lick the spatula and enjoy a delicious slice of cake made from the best ingredients.
Healthy German Chocolate Cake Recipe.
This is most likely the healthiest chocolate cake recipe that tastes like the real deal! No one will guess that it is low sugar and full of good for you nutrients when they taste it.
Alkaline Diet Cake.
Cake is typically a food you won’t see on alkaline diet food charts. (At least not until someone figures out how to make kale into frosting.) However, the ingredients in this cake recipe are alkaline diet friendly because I use whole food ingredients that are easy to digest and manage healthy blood sugar levels. When you follow the 80/20 Rule of the diet, there is plenty of space for your love of cake. Thank you to Amanda from IAmBaker.net for the inspiration of the chocolate cake ingredient proportions.
*Notes About the Ingredients.
All of the ingredients for the cake should be at your local grocery store in the natural foods section. If you’d rather order, I’ve linked my favorite brands in these following affiliate links for you.
I use homemade coconut milk for this recipe, however you can use canned coconut milk and thin it with water. Use it with a ratio of 1:1 of canned coconut milk and water. For example, one cup of coconut milk in this recipe should be equal to 1/2 cup canned coconut milk and 1/2 cup water.
For a fine grain salt, I used RealSalt.
My favorite type of apple cider vinegar is from Bragg, the vinegar is raw fermented, unpasteurized, and unfiltered.
Pecans are optional because of possible tree nut allergies (and because I didn’t have any on hand but didn’t want to miss baking this cake to celebrate my brothers birthday). If you have pecans, toss them in there!
Use a good quality raw cacao or cocoa powder, preferably organic fair trade. Raw cacao and cocoa powder are not the same, but they will taste the same in this recipe. I used cocoa powder for this cake. Cacao powder is the ground cacao bean. Cocoa powder is the cacao powder that has been heated, and sometimes contains added ingredients.
Fair trade organic coffee has the best flavor and supports small coffee farmers. Let the coffee cool a bit before you mix it in with the ingredients.
Coconut sugar is a sweetener that I use in place of cane sugar in recipes. Some recipes need granulated sugar because of the chemical reactions needed to create a specific texture. I have tried substituting blended dates, prunes, and dried stevia, but the cakes always have a texture that is too dense for a fluffy cake recipe. Using coconut sugar gives you that fluffy cake texture, and it contains minerals making it a nutritionally suitable sweetener.
I use organic farm eggs that I purchase directly from the farmer. If you are allergic to eggs, ground chia seed will substitute for the egg. Simply replace the eggs for 1Tbsp of ground chia seed. Extra water is not needed for this recipe to make chia eggs which is made by grinding 1 Tbsp of chia seeds, then blend with 4 Tbsp of water until gelled.
Shredded coconut is used in the frosting, when you purchase it look for unsweetened coconut that is also unsulphured. I have a sensitivity to sulphites as a preservative in foods and the more preservatives we can avoid the better.
I hope you enjoy having your cake and would love to see a photo of it! Tag @curingvision on Instagram so I can see and share the deliciousness!