This healthy chocolate cake was to die for! It was very dense and chocolatey, which I loved :) I based this recipe on one I found on Satisfying Eats blog. OK here’s the recipe!


  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 6 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tsp maca powder (optional)
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 cup coconut sugar (or alternative sweetener)
  • 6 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp almond milk (or water)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • Handful caco nibs
  • 1 tsp sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 180C / 360F.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Add wet ingredients and mix well with a hand held blender. The batter will be thick.
  4. Press into a round (and lined) baking tin.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes (be careful not to overcook – it will feel soft when you remove it but will harden up a bit when cooled).
  6. When cooled, I drizzled mine with a chocolate sauce, which I made from 3 tbsp almond milk, 1 tbsp cacao powder and 1 tbsp honey. I also added some crushed cashews and cacao nibs! YUM :)

If you want to know how to fit treats like this into a balanced nutrition program, have a look and my eBooks! It has a step-by-step 8 week clean eating program (no 2 days are the same) and includes healthy treats like this xx

Rachael is an Australian born certified personal trainer and nutritionist who holds a Bachelor degree in Science.

After struggling for years to find an exercise and diet program that is tailored to women striving for lean and toned body with no bulk she designed her Lean Legs Program. This program is tailored to each body type and focused on helping women get toned but feminine bodies, without getting bulky.

Her mission is to empower women and help them stay in shape in a healthy and balanced way.

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