Sophia’s Baked Goods Recipes

This page my page for baked goods. It's still under construction. I'm adding new recipes all the time so check back often.  Jake and Meera's recipies from First Comes Marriage, are available here. 

Healthy Valentines Chocolate Cake with Kahlua Ganache
Serves 8
A healthy cake that lets you have your guilty pleasure. No fattening butter or oil and whole grain! A perfect Valentines cake but you can have it anytime using a different pan.
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Cake
  1. 2 large eggs
  2. 3/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  3. 1/2 cup milk (skim, or almond is great)
  4. 1/2 cup agave nectar (can use maple, honey or other natural syrup)
  5. 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  6. 2 cups whole wheat flour (or all purpose flour)
  7. 2 tablespoons orange juice (optional--to minimize whole grain flavor)
  8. 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  9. 2 tsp baking powder
  10. 1/4 tsp baking soda
  11. 1/4 tsp salt
  12. 1/2 bag (6 oz) of chocolate chips (optional)
  13. Various berries, for decorating (optional)
  14. Cooking spray
Ganache
  1. 2 tablespoons Kahlua (optional)
  2. 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  3. 1 bag semi sweet chocolate chips
  4. 1/2 cup heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease the sides and bottom of a pan (you can use a heart shaped pan, a bundt pan or any pan you have) really well with coconut oil, vegan butter or spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, lightly beat the eggs and add applesauce, milk, agave and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine. Add the orange juice (optional) and combine.
  3. In another medium bowl, mix to combine flour, cocoa & baking powders, baking soda and salt.
  4. Gently fold into the bowl with wet ingredients from previous step. Do not over mix or the cake will be chewy, especially if you use whole grain flour. You can first gently whisk the batter and then stir with a spatula. A few lumps are fine, the batter won't be completely smooth.
  5. Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake, a few times in a few spots, comes out clean. A bit of batter at the end of toothpick is fine.
  6. Remove cake from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack. Let cool cool a little bit then top with ganache while it's a little warm.
  7. To make the ganache, heat the chocolate and cream on low heat until the chocolate is melted. Add kahlua and vanilla. You can add more kahlua to taste. If the mixture is too thick, you can add some cream to thin it out. If you love dark chocolate, bittersweet chocolate chips work well too.
  8. Pour ganache on warm cake so it drips down nicely. You can reserve some of the ganache on the side to let people pour on top of cut slices (yummy!). Decorate with your favorite fruits and/or berries on top.
Notes
  1. Storage Instructions: Refrigerate covered for up to 5 days. Freeze (without berries, decorate after defrosting) in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Adapted from Ifoodreal
Adapted from Ifoodreal
http://sophiasasson.com/