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
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.