Lover’s Chocolate Cake

Sweet, rich, smooth, with a nice little bite of surprising heat! I make non-spicy variations of this super easy “almost vegan” i.e. no eggs, no milk, no butter, etc. cake all of the time for family and friends. However, this one is just for me and Bruce (and you!). Enjoy!

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

3/4 cup raw sugar or sweetener of your choice

1/4 cup cocoa powder (Listen. Hear me now. Get and use a good quality cocoa powder. It makes the cake!)

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon (See “Listen” re: cocoa powder)

1 tsp cayenne pepper

1/3 cup vegetable oil (I use extra virgin olive oil and it’s perfect.)

1 tsp vanilla extract (Again, see “Listen” re: cocoa powder)

1 tsp balsamic vinegar (You could also use distilled white vinegar)

1 cup water

Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease a 9×5 loaf pan and coat lightly with a bit of whole wheat flour (Shake out excess). Mix all dry ingredients. Add all wet ingredients. Blend until smooth.

Pour into pan and bake for 45 minutes.

About Tracye

Known for her motivational mantras and joyful practice, Tracye Warfield puts the play in yoga and yummy food. Tracye began practicing yoga in 1999, when she first hobbled onto the mat after a long and achy marathon. Ten years later, she walked away from a successful career in corporate America to start living the life she was meant to live. Currently, she teaches Vinyasa, Power Yoga, Hatha, and Pilates in studio classes, workshops, online, with private clients, and at her bytracye yoga.yummy food retreats throughout the U.S. and internationally.

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