Warning: include(/home/content/m/o/m/momshoes/html/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/wp-cache-base.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/m/o/m/momshoes/html/DietitianDiva/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/wp-cache.php on line 65

Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening '/home/content/m/o/m/momshoes/html/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/wp-cache-base.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php5/lib/php') in /home/content/m/o/m/momshoes/html/DietitianDiva/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/wp-cache.php on line 65

Warning: include_once(/home/content/m/o/m/momshoes/html/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/ossdl-cdn.php) [function.include-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/m/o/m/momshoes/html/DietitianDiva/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/wp-cache.php on line 82

Warning: include_once() [function.include]: Failed opening '/home/content/m/o/m/momshoes/html/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/ossdl-cdn.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php5/lib/php') in /home/content/m/o/m/momshoes/html/DietitianDiva/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/wp-cache.php on line 82
Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Chocolate Cake

Headline »

This awesome Blendtec blender ($495 Value- yes it competes with the Vitamix) and a case of Stonyfield Blends yogurt will go to one lucky winner on Cinco De May0. the official launch of summer cocktail …

Read the full story »
Recipe Restyle

Giving your favorites a makeover...

Veggies On The Block

Straight from the cutting board...

Happy Hour

Things that make you feel good...

Garden Glamour
Fruit-a-licious!

Sensational Fruits and their Nutritional Value.

Home » Culinary Secrets, Dietitian in the Kitchen, Happy Healthy Family, Kristie, Nutrition, Sugar Shout Out, Uncategorized

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Chocolate Cake

March is National Nutrition Month so let’s kick it off with a Sugar Shout out to this amazing Chocolate Cake Recipe.

I never seem to have a problem finding a good reason to make a cake.   I did a tiny Recipe Restyle to the Hershey’s Cocoa Can Cake recipe and Wa La…deliciousness at it’s finest (with no hydrogenated oil or saturated fat.)  Chocolate, after all, can be good for you and part of a healthy diet.   Studies show that dark chocolate and cocoa are in the same healthy antioxidant category as blueberries and green tea.  Chocolate comes from a tree you know, the cacao tree.  And it is full of plant nutrients and a source of natural flavanol antioxidants.  Most of the studies out there highlight dark chocolate because it has the highest percentage of cocoa solids, therefore delivering more flavanol antioxidants.

These antioxidant properties in chocolate may reduce the risk of many diseases from heart disease to cancer.  Dark chocolate and cocoa contain cell-protecting flavanol antioxidant compounds.   Two tablespoons of natural cocoa have more antioxidant capacity than 3 ½ cups of green tea, ¾ cup of blueberries and 1 1/3 glasses of red wine.

Best Cocoa Chocolate Cake Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

IMG 3553 Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Chocolate Cake

Mmm...

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 3/4 C All Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 Cocoa Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 C Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Cup Boiling Water

Instructions

  1. Heat Over 350
  2. Grease and flour 10 inch square baking pan
  3. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl
  4. AddAdd eggs, milk, oil and vanilla
  5. Beat a few minutes with hand mixer (about 2 or 3 minutes)
  6. Stiru in boiling water (bater will be very thin)
  7. Pour into Pans
  8. Bake 35-40 minutes (since all ovens vary- test with toothpick or fork at 35 minute mark)
  9. When Cake cools, frost

Notes

Recipe adapted from the Hershey's Cocoa Can

Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by ZipList Recipe Plugin
http://divadietitian.com/celebrate-national-nutrition-month-with-chocolate-cake/
 Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Chocolate Cake

 Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Chocolate Cake

Diva Dietitian

Kristie Finnan is a Registered Dietitian/Licensed Nutritionist, Freelance Writer and Published Children's Author. She is the Mom of 3 and Food Snob with a passion for Nutrition Education, Healthy Kids Foods, Marketing and Social Media. Kristie is the Creative Director/Editor for www.DivaDietitian.com and www.KidsLoveFood.com & Founder of www.DoylestownNutrition.com. Diva Dietitian blogs in Full Disclosure. Please see: http://kristiefinnan.com/about/disclosure.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
twitter Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Chocolate Cakefacebook Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Chocolate Cakelinkedin Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Chocolate Cakepinterest Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Chocolate Cakegoogleplus Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Chocolate Cakeyoutube Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Chocolate Cake

Tags: , , ,

One Comment »

  • Marla Mayes says:

    A chocolate cake advocate for National Nutrition Month is most definitely my kinda dietitian!!!

    Thanks for the recipe, I may try it next time I get a yen to bake something (I’m mostly a cake mix kinda gal). I’m a chocoholic & would love to get into dark chocolate for all those health bennies – but I just haven’t acquired a taste for it. I did find a dark chocolate candy with mint creme filling that I like the taste of.

    So maybe I’ll try the recipe with an added touch of mint in the frosting or something.

    Thanks again!

Leave a comment!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also Comments Feed via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> 

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.