Blackberry Dark Chocolate Cake

I’ve had very limited energy this past month so most of my cooking as been more out of necessity than for fun. Tonight I was craving chocolate. The other day I bought a container of Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder and I was itching to try it in something. I adapted my Pomegranate Brownie recipe to fit the ingredients I had on hand and slowly pulled all the ingredients together (I can only be up for a few minutes at a time so I took lots of breaks between adding ingredients).

I baked them in my silicone brownie bites baking pan (has 24 one inch square compartments). They turned out beautiful though are fluffier than a traditional brownie so I’m calling it a cake rather than brownies. If I had added oil as the original recipe called for then I probably would have had the right texture. They aren’t traditionally sweet since I didn’t use agave or honey to boost the sweetness of the date sugar but I don’t particularly like super sweet desserts, especially when berries are involved.

I blended my blackberries and pushed them through a sieve to remove the seeds to create the juice/pulp I used in this recipe. I personally don’t like biting into blackberry seeds.

1 cup date sugar
1 cup blackberry juice/pulp (no seeds)
1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
2 eggs
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350*F and oil a 9×9 baking dish. In a large bowl, combine date sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Stir until well combined. Add eggs and blackberry juice. Stir together until blended, using either a spoon or hand mixer on low. Pour into baking dish and bake for 18-20 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

About Vandy Roadifer

Vandy Roadifer has a M.S. in Human Nutrition and lives with complex chronic illnesses, which includes many food allergies and sensitivities. She enjoys creating and sharing great tasting recipes that fit her lifestyle, discussing food related topics, and educating people on how best to meet their individual nutritional needs from an evidence based perspective.
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