If you’re like me, you have a weak spot for chocolate. Chocolate food, chocolate mask, chocolate everything! This recipe is so good you can’t tell it does not contain sugar. It has a few extra steps but it is worth every additional moment it takes to make this cake.
Organic Agave Chocolate Cake
2 tablespoons Organic Dark Chocolate Chips
1 2/3 cups Organic Flour
7 tablespoons Unsweetened Organic Cocoa Powder
1 1/4 teaspoons Baking Powder
3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/8 teaspoon Salt
1/4 cup Organic Butter
1 1/4 cup Organic Agave Nectar
5 Cage Free Egg Whites, divided
1/2 cup Organic Plain Yogurt
1 cup Organic Milk, divided
2 1/2 teaspoons Organic Vanilla Extract
2 packages Organic Neufchatel Cream Cheese
3/4 cup Organic Agave Nectar
1/2 cup Unsweetened Organic Cocoa Powder
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
2. Coat two 8″ round cake pans with nonstick spray. Line the pans with wax paper cut to fit the bottoms. Coat the paper with nonstick spray and dust with cocoa powder OR use a silicone bake pan without wax paper or nonstick spray.
3. Place the Organic Dark Chocolate Chips in a double boiler until melted OR use your microwave set to melt. Once melted set aside.
4. Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a separate bowl. Mix thoroughly and set aside.
5. Beat 3 of the egg whites until firm it forms firm peaks. Set aside.
6. In a separate bowl combine butter, agave, and 2 of the egg whites. Beat with an electric mixer over medium spead until well blended. Beat in melted chocolate. Beat in yogurt. Beat in 1/2 cup of the milk.
7. Carefully mix in dry ingredients. Beat in other 1/2 cup of milk and vanilla. Do not over beat.
8. Carefully fold whipped egg whites into batter.
9. Divide batter evenly between the two prepared pans.
10. Bake in over for 20 – 25 minutes or until a fork comes out clean when inserted into the center.
11. Cool on wire racks.
12. Make frosting while cooling cakes. Use room temperature neufchatel cheese, whip in agave and cocoa powder until smooth.
12. Carefully remove cake from pans when cool and frost.