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This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, I may receive a commission, at no additional cost to you. Read the Terms of use Last updated on July 21, 2015 by Kate 23 Comments This recipe was born of a brownie craving. After perusing various paleo brownie recipes online, I…

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This recipe was born of a brownie craving. After perusing various paleo brownie recipes online, I decided to make up my own using a mix of what I had read. My trick was to swap out a few ingredients and add in protein powder to make it a healthier version, while still satisfying that chocolate craving. What I ended up with was a most moist, fluffy and amazing paleo chocolate cake — not brownies! WOW! This one is going to be made for every birthday cake in our house.  This recipe will make one 8×8″ cake. If you want to do a layer cake, I suggest doubling the recipe and using two round pans.

Ingredients: 

  • 2 plantains
  • 3 pastured eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted — we use this kind
  • 1/4 cup raw honey — here is how to melt it
  • 1/3 cup chocolate protein powder (we use this kind, but you can also substitute hemp protein)*
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, plus more for sprinkling and snacking (we use this kind because they are gluten, soy and dairy free)
  • Optional: sometimes I like to give my chocolate treats a mocha flavor. When I do this, I just add one packet of my favorite coffee to the mix. This stuff is a super healthy mushroom coffee, so it makes the chocolate treat a healthy mocha treat! You can find it HERE

*Note: if you want to omit the protein powder, then just use cocoa powder instead

Directions: 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • In a food processor, combine everything but the chocolate chips and process until smooth

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  • Grease a glass baking dish, or brownie pan
  • Add chocolate chips to the batter and stir until combined
  • Pour into baking dish and sprinkle with more chocolate chips

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  • Eat the leftover chocolate chips, it’s okay I gave you permission!
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the center is not jiggly when you shake the pan

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