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With valentine’s in the air and sweet cravings everywhere, you heart seems to find it difficult to spare the chocolate aroma in the air but you still need to be aware of being healthy my dear.
This healthy chocolate cake will make you fall in love with the healthy lifestyle and how easy it is, is the real icing-on-the-cake! Bake this very chocolatey chocolate cake for valentine’s.This chocolate cake is almost too good to eat until you find out its health benefits. Keep reading. As if a slice of chocolate cake wasn’t delicious enough….You will be delighted to find that this is a butter-free cake….oh yes it is. Nothing says valentine’s like chocolates and strawberries.
So here my dears is the healthy recipie of your chocolate dreams:
Ge t all your ingredients here
1 1/2 cups of flour
1 1/2 cups of brown sugar
1 1/2 cups of cocoa powder
1/2 table spoon of baking soda
3/4 tea spoon of baking powder
3/4 tea spood of salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cups of butter milk
3/4 cups of warm water
1/4 cup of olive oil
For the filling:
1 bowl of greek yogurt
Fresh strwaberries (as much as you want).
6 inch round baking tin: one or two. (This recipe will make two layers of the chocolate cake).
Measuring cups and measuring spoons
-In a bow, combine all the dry ingredients and mix using a mixer
-Then add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture, mix this into a batter.
– Pre-heat your oven
– Grease your baking tin (tins)
– Pour the batter into the baking tin(s). ( you can use one pan to bake one at a time or use two pans to make two cakes at once).
– bake the cakes for 15 minutes.
You can level the cake if you want
For the filling:
– Whisk the low fat yogurt
– Add a layer to the first cake. – – Then add chopped fresh strawberries.
– Put the second cake on top of this then add a layer of yogurt
– Decorate with fresh strawberries.
Cocoa is rich in polyphenols which reduces cholestrol levels. Flavanols in cocoa increase the body’s nitric oxide levels. This improves blood vessel function which then improves blood pressure. Flavanols in cocoa may also increase neuron production and improve blood supply to the brain. This helps prevent alzhimer’s disease.
Strawberries increase the body’s HDL (good) cholesterol levels. They are sodium-free, which can help in hyperstension by lowering your blood pressure. They contain anti-oxidants known as polyphenols. Strawberries are fat and cholestrol-free. One serving of strawberries contains more vitamin C than orange. Strawberries are low in calorie.
Olive oil has so many health benefits, only a few will be mentioned here: olive oil contains nutrients and antioxidants like oleic acid and oleocanthal that fight inflammation
Olive oil lowers blood pressure by improving the function of blood vessels.
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