November 24, 2013 By Leanne Vogel December 19, 2018
A vegan and gluten-free healthy fudge cake recipe made without oil or sugar. It’s moist, dense, and can be frosted!
Oil-free recipes. I’ve been making lots of them.
Not because I endorse a fat-free diet. Oil-free and fat-free are not the same.
Healthy fats – avocado, nuts, seeds, oils, butters, olives, fish are GREAT.
Dietary fats help us absorb vitamins, create hormones, fire signals to our brain, maintain strong cell walls, makes us feel satiated after a meal and much more.
Fat free eating does not ensure weight loss. No fat in a meal = lowered satiety and therefore, more binge eating (and higher carbohydrate count which converts to weight gain)
In the end, it all comes to balance – just as an excess of fat causes problems, so will a deficiency. If you have dry skin, eczema, low energy, slow wound or infection healing, vision and learning problems, depression, even miscarriage, and you practice a fat-free style of eating, you may be fat deficient.
And in the case of this oil-free fudge cake, a healthy dose of my fudge frosting is highly recommended.
My little sister and I created this recipe during one of our Sunday movie nights.
We were house sitting so didn’t have access to too many ingredients. But, in true Healthful Pursuit fashion, I had a basket with me filled with some of my favorite things: xylitol, sweet potatoes, baking powder, gluten-free all purpose flour and chocolate chips.
As we were making the recipe, I said something like, “there is NO way that this recipe is going to work. It’s all wrong.”
Christina replied with, “Dude. You made vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, paleo Tiramisu. Cake? Ha. We got this.”
Sure enough, she was right! This cake is surprisingly SO good!
Do you have siblings?
Do you bake with them?
Hi! I’m Leanne
a Keto Nutritionist, host of The Keto Diet Podcast, and best-selling author of The Keto Diet & Keto for Women. I want to live in a world where every woman has access to knowledge to better her health.