Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Chocolate Cake (Paleo)

I pinned this recipe listed as Sweet Potato Paleo Brownies because I cannot have enough brownies in my life, ever. I love dense, fudgey brownies. I particularly liked that these used sweet potatoes since I already have phenomenal recipes for brownies using coconut flour and almond flour.

Sadly, this recipe does not create brownies. There is nothing dense or fudgey about these, although they were wonderfully chocolately. It could be because I used canned pumpkin instead of boiled sweet potatoes, I’m not sure.

Happily, this recipe (made with the canned pumpkin) does create a very delicious, moist and fluffy chocolate cake! I will definitely make this again when I want chocolate cake.

When I want brownies, though, the almond flour brownies are still my favorite!!

Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Chocolate Cake
adapted from My Paleo Life (as Sweet Potato Paleo Brownies)

  • 4 oz dark chocolate
  • 1 cup canned organic pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup unpasteurized local honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp instant coffee granules
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Method:

  1. Melt the dark chocolate in the coconut oil in either a double boiler, a steel or glass bowl over a pot of boiling water or in the microwave. I use the microwave at 30 second bursts, stir repeat until melted (usually in 1 1/2 minutes)
  2. Add in all of the other ingredients, and mix until very smooth and creamy.
  3. Transfer the batter to an oiled 8×8 dish.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees for 35 – 40 minutes. Check for doneness by inserting a wooden skewer into the middle and seeing if it comes out clean. If not cook for another 5 minutes and test again.

For best texture and rich flavor chill in the refrigerator before serving.

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1 Response to “Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Chocolate Cake (Paleo)”



  1. 1 Stevia Sweetened Chocomole « amyella's recipes Trackback on May 30, 2012 at 7:22 pm

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