It’s the festive season PLUS the weekend! Hurray!  Time for some great getaways to Heaven.

This cake is an instant mood lifter. It is a fun snack and definitely healthy. Plus it has chocolate!!!

So here it is, your butter free, protein rich, whole wheat, dark chocolate chip cake!


For this cake you need very simple ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • Vanilla extract/pod/essence – 1/2 teaspoon
  • 3/4th of a cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 tablespoon drinking chocolate (any sweetened one will do)
  • 1/4 th of a teaspoon Salt
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Oil – 2 tablespoon (Optional)
  • Chocolate chips – Dark/Milk

Method:

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 180*C for 10-15 minutes. Butter a baking dish of your choice.(This is the only place where butter is used in this recipe)

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Step 2: Break 3 whole eggs in a bowl and whisk (releases stress:), add the sugar and vanilla extract.

  • Note – I like working with pure vanilla extracts or pods instead of vanilla essence. The results are so much better, plus no chemicals

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Step 3: In another bowl, take flour, add salt, baking powder, baking soda, and drinking chocolate powder. Mix well, till every thing is evenly combined. Add the chocolate chips as per your requirement.

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Step 4: Add the egg mixture part by part to the flour mixture. stir well to combine evenly. Make sure there are no lumps. Add the oil and stir again.

  • Note – I forgot to add the oil last time i baked…and it turned out all right! so this recipe can be oil free too 😛

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Step 5: Pour the batter in to the baking dish and bake at 140*C for 20-25 minutes. Check if the knife runs clean.

  • Note – The oven temperature will vary depending on the type and size of your oven.
  • Let the cake rest for 5-7 minutes before you try and take it out, as chocolate chips tend to stick to the dish.

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Have it as a tea-time snack , sneak a bite for the mid-morning hunger pangs, serve with a plain glass of cold milk or pack it in your child’s dabba for  fuss-free AND guilt-free school snacks!

Happy baking and eating!

About the Author:

Neha VatsalNidhi Vatsal Randery is  an MBA from TISS with 2 beautiful children. She believes that approaching food with love and respect is the best way to get her babies to love food. .Her hobbies include cooking, pottery, and reading.
She is also an active member of the Ovenderful Mom Bakers community, a closed group on Facebook for exchanging ideas on healthy and kid friendly bakes.

2 Comments

  1. stitchilicious says:

    Add cashews, dates, vanilla, and salt to the bowl of a food processor then process until smooth and mixture just starts to come together into a sticky batter. Pour into a large bowl then sprinkle in almond flour and mix with your hands to combine. If mixture is too sticky, add a little more almond flour. Add chocolate chips then mix until combined. Roll into 10 balls then store in the refrigerator.

    1. Devishobha Chandramouli says:

      Wow! Thanks for another awesome recipe!!!

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