My new favorite thing to make
I have a thing for Chocolate, but have been trying to cut all dairy and processed sugars out of my diet... which basically means NO CHOCOLATE. Last week, my friend taught me to make "paleo chocolate" and I am obsessed! I can't get enough of this stuff, and honestly I think it tastes better than regular chocolate!
Mix together coconut oil, 100% unsweeted cocoa, almond butter, and some sort of natural sweetener - pure maple syrup is what I use (and you don't need much!) heat over low heat and stir until well blended. Pour into molds and freeze!
The only drawback I've found with this chocolate is that coconut oil has a very low melting point so we can't leave it out during the summer - we just keep ours in the freezer.
One of my favorite chocolate cake recipes has no dairy, but does can for regular white sugar.
1 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
1/3 C. cocoa powder
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 C. sugar
1/2 C. oil
1 C. cold water or coffee
2 t. vanilla extract
2 T. vinegar
1 - 1 1/2 C. chocolate chips (non-dairy if making a vegan cake)
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees (180 C). Sift together the dry ingredients. Separately mix the wet ingredients except for the vinegar Add liquid ingredient to the dry mix well. Add chocolate chips and vinegar, stir quickly leaving some swirls of bubbling; don't over mix. Pour batter into a greased 9" cake pan or into a muffin tin. Bake for 25-30 minutes for a cake pan, 18-20 minutes for muffins, or until a wooden skewer comes out clean.