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June 14, 2014

Paleo & Vegan Chocolate Cake with frosting. Super healthy and delicious || The Smoothie Lover

It seems like an eternity since I last blogged. And God, I’ve missed it.

I’m back home from an amazing trip to Singapore, where I participated in the Singapore International Mathematical Challenge. It was such a big experience! And it was nice meeting people of my age from all over the world (each continent except South America was represented). The challenge was, well.. challenging. Quite hard but it was nice to participate!

Paleo & Vegan Chocolate Cake with frosting. Super healthy and delicious || The Smoothie Lover

Coming home from Singapore I suddenly had so many things to catch up on. So many people to see and a physics exam to prepare for. God how I spend SO much time reading for that exam. But in the end it paid off – I ended up with the highest grade. I’m so relieved.

Paleo & Vegan Chocolate Cake with frosting. Super healthy and delicious || The Smoothie Lover Paleo & Vegan Chocolate Cake with frosting. Super healthy and delicious || The Smoothie Lover

I’m glad I’m back at blogging. I’m sorry for not having time for commenting on all of you lovely blogs lately! I really miss that.

I baked this cake for some friends the other day. If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen a picture of it. Luckily the girls liked it (well, the entire cake was eaten, so I guess they actually did like it – they didn’t just say they liked it (; ). I’m very fond of it. I actually think it turned out quite well. I hope you’ll like it!

Paleo & Vegan Chocolate Cake with frosting. Super healthy and delicious || The Smoothie Lover Paleo & Vegan Chocolate Cake with frosting. Super healthy and delicious || The Smoothie Lover

Btw… See those tiny flags?! Yes, I was deeply inspired by my blogging- and photography idol Ditte Ingemann who round the blog The Food Club. Seriously, she’s amazing! She often uses those small flags – and I love them! So cute, aren’t they (;

Have an amazing weekend everyone!

Paleo & Vegan Chocolate Cake


  • 100 g. dates
  • 100 g. almonds
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 100 g. dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • Frosting: 2 small ripe avocados, 3 tbsp. honey (if struck vegan use maple syrup instead), 2 tbsp. dark cocoa powder


  1. Soak dates in water for minimum 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 200°C / 390°F
  3. In a food processor blend the almonds until they turn into flour. Add in the chia seeds and pulse until everything is flour like. Transfer to a bowl.
  4. Place the dates in the food processor and blend until smooth. Add to the bowl.
  5. Add in apple sauce, cocoa powder and baking powder (omit if you are completely paleo). Mix until well combined.
  6. Chop the chocolate and place in a bowl together with the coconut oil. Melt over a pot of boiling water and mix into the batter.
  7. Grease a small pan with coconut oil and pour the batter into the pan.
  8. Bake for 20-30 minutes.
  9. Let cool completely before adding on frosting.
  10. Make the frosting by placing all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until completely smooth. Transfer to a piping bag and frost the cake.


19 responses to “Paleo & Vegan Chocolate Cake”

  1. Glad you had fun in Singapore! It must have been a lovely experience!!! Also, huge congrats on your Physics exam – you’re so intelligent ahhh!! Time to celebrate that you’re back with lots of cake! This one looks wonderful and those fags are the most adorabe thing! xxxx

  2. Wow, this cake looks amazing Josefine! Well done on your physics exam- that’s brilliant! I’m glad my exams are all over now too! I love the bunting you’ve decorated your cake with- definitely inspired me to decorate the next cake I bake this way! :)

  3. You are AWESOME! This cake looks so yummy! And that sounds so cool what you did in Singapore. Congrats on the exam too!! :) I miss your posts!

  4. Jo says:

    Wow! This cake looks so good I can’t wait to try it! Although I am a little nervous about the frosting because I have made a mousse similar and it tasted quite avocado-ey…So my sister didn’t like it much! I also wanted to say that I really love your blog and your photography is just fantastic! My name is Josephine as well, but its spelt differently cause I live in Australia. Anyways thanks for posting this recipe and all the other recipes you post. I really love them all and they all taste really great! Keep up the great blogging!

    • Thank you so much! My friends really liked the frosting, but I have to admit that one of them said she thought the frosting tasted a little like guacamole (but she liked the frosting better than the cake ;) )
      Aw, thank you! You’re so kind. Haha – hello name-sister. I like how you wrote “Jo” in the name area. That was once my nick name ;)

  5. oh my gosh this looks absolutely incredible! That icing looks so good :) Glad you had a great holiday!

  6. Oh yum, this cake looks so divine – it doesnt surprise me at all that it all got eaten up :) Glad that you had a great time in Singapore and well done on your Physics exam, that is a huge achievement! x

  7. Lovely flags, I am glad you are blogging again! I can’t wait to see all the pics from your amazing trip! I hope you did a good job, lovely cake buy the way :)

  8. Major yum! love how natural all those ingredients are! Seriously un-processed! haha great recipe :)

  9. Your trip sounds delightful! What a wonderful experience. :) I’m all about chocolate cake and this looks delicious! I love how you did the frosting…super pretty. :)

  10. Lucy says:

    yum I want some it looks so good :)

  11. I love how you use all natural sugars! My sweet tooth is craving more natural sugar these days instead of processed…which is a good thing! I think I need to alter my baking to be more like yours, but I’m so used to my old ways, it’s hard to change! Can’t wait to try this.

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