Gluten Free Chocolate Bliss Cake

Gluten Free Chocolate Bliss Cake Recipe

Instead of a ‘cheat day,’ or even ‘cheat meal,’ I’ve decided to try enjoying one ‘cheat item’ per week to keep myself on a healthy eating lifestyle track. Early last week I was trying to decide what my special Saturday treat was going to be and realized it wasn’t really a reward for hard work to ingest something that would take away from all my progress during the week! I wanted to trigger those foodie pleasure centers without derailing myself and going on a junk bender! I’m the type of person who can’t dip their toes in bad habits — I’m all in our all out. For me, forming good habits is as much mental as it is physical. I realized a ‘reward’ didn’t have to mean treating my stomach like a rubbish compactor! My first thought was to keep my ‘cheat’ treat at least gluten free, even if it had high fat and sugar content (baby steps!). I think I ended up truly enjoying a couple pieces of this cake because I knew it wasn’t chemical-ridden and damaging, which kept my mind-set on track for the following Monday. There’s no reason to purposefully torture yourself with something you know is bad for you. Why use unhealthy food as a reward at all?! While this cake is empty calories (there’s not enough of the right types of nutrition to keep your energy sustained, or your tummy full!), it was still a pleasure to eat (and isn’t that the point!?), and I can’t wait to make it again when I need a ‘little something’ to keep me going, and remind me what I’m working towards, without feeling guilty afterwards!

Gluten Free Chocolate Bliss Cake Recipe

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Gluten Free Chocolate Bliss Cake
A healthily decadent chocolate cake dessert that can be made for many different tastes and occasions!
Gluten Free Chocolate Bliss Cake Recipe
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Passive Time 1.5 hours
Servings
2" cubes
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Passive Time 1.5 hours
Servings
2" cubes
Ingredients
Gluten Free Chocolate Bliss Cake Recipe
Instructions
  1. Grease 9" x 13" glass baking dish with desired non-stick baking grease, oil or spray.
  2. Place all dry ingredients in mixing bowl and stir gently to combine.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to mixing bowl and blend until smooth.
  4. Stir in desired nuts and baking chips (optional).
  5. Pour batter into greased ban and smooth evenly.
  6. Bake at 325F for 45 minutes or until fork inserted into center of cake comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool before serving.
Recipe Notes

I topped my cake with blueberries and added in the cashews and peanut butter chips for some added nutrients. However, you can choose any sort of add-ins that you'd like. I think next time I'm going to mix in chocolate chips to the batter and top with a strawberry compote!

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