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Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Kefir Probiotics
Sometimes I just want to eat cake and I want it to be good for me. I’ve tried justifying that cocoa beans are beans, which are vegetables, which technically makes it a veggie cake. I know, it’s a pretty weak argument. I have recently found another reason cake is good for me. That reason is Lifeway Kefir Probiotics. #KefirCreations
It has seven to ten BILLION strains of bacteria (you know, the good kind) plus it has something called ProBoost. It helps balance your body’s and ecosystem and it also supports digestive health and immunity. I also discovered that it’s an excellent source of calcium, protein and it’s 99% lactose free! It gave me a great idea. I was going to make a “veggie cake” with probiotics!
First, I preheated the oven to 350 degrees and started making the cake. I mixed 2 cups of gluten free flour, 3/4 cup of cocoa, 1 1/2 tsp baking soda, and 1/2 tsp salt.
After mixing it up really well, I set it aside.
Next I combined 1 2/3 cups Kefir and 2 tsp vanilla in a separate bowl. I mixed it completely and set it aside.
I then mixed up 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 c butter softened. Once that was mixed, I added 3 eggs. (You could also use 3/4 c egg substitute if preferred). I used a hand blender on medium speed until it was blended smooth.
Now, you’re going to want to add in the other ingredients. I alternated them. I added some of the cocoa mixture and mixed, then added some of the Kefir mixture and mixed. I kept alternating. I made sure to start and end with the cocoa mixture.
Pour your batter into a greased pan and bake for about 38 minutes.
Let your cake cool. While it’s cooling you can make the frosting.
I mixed 1/2 cup softened tub-style cream cheese with 3 tbsp of almond milk until blended. While I was mixing it I was also melting 3 ounces of semisweet chocolate.
I added the melted chocolate into the cream cheese mixture and blended.
In a separate bowl I had mixed 1/4 cup cocoa with 3 c powder sugar. I gradually added in the mixture to my frosting base and kept mixing.
Frost your cake and enjoy!
Okay so maybe calling it a veggie cake is stretching it. It is a great way to get probiotics. It’s also very tasty. The cake was rich and moist.
I thought it was delicious!! You could even enjoy it with a glass of Kefir! (double the probiotic goodness!) Did you know that Kefir has been called the “Champagne of Dairy”?! It’s because it really enhances feelings of well being. It’s a smooth, tart, refreshing beverage. I think it’s similar in taste to yogurt. Lifeway Kefir contains 12 live and active Probiotic cultures that support the immune system and balance digestive health. It is naturally Gluten Free, 99% Lactose Free and contains No Artificial Sweeteners and is rich in Calcium. Lifeway also only uses milk that comes from cows that are not treated with pesticides, antibiotics, or synthetic growth hormones. The cows are grass fed and GMO free.
I have found that Kefir works well in any recipe calling for buttermilk. You can do an even exchange. What are you going to try it in?
- 2 c flour
- ¾ c unsweetened cocoa
- 1½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1⅔ c kefir
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1¾ c granulated sugar
- ½ c butter, softened
- 3 eggs (or ¾ c egg substitute)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Mix flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- Mix Kefir and vanilla, set aside.
- Blend butter and sugar, add eggs and beat until blended. Add cocoa mixture and kefir mixture, alternating. Start and end with the cocoa.
- Pour into greased pan and cook for 38 minutes.
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