Peppermint & Buttermilk Dark Chocolate Cake

Peppermint & Buttermilk Dark Chocolate Cake by Raia's Recipes
 
 

Some days you just need a good chocolate cake…

Well, I could actually go for one everyday, but I usually exercise self-control and restrain myself. This lovely cake joins two of my favorites cake flavors: peppermint and buttermilk. Together, they’re wonderful. 

 
Peppermint & Buttermilk Dark Chocolate Cake by Raia's Recipes
 
Ooooh. . . look at all that chocolate goodness. How can you resist?
 
Peppermint & Buttermilk Dark Chocolate Cake by Raia's Recipes
Peppermint & Buttermilk Dark Chocolate Cake by Raia's Recipes
 
Pair with some dairy-free vanilla ice cream = Perfect nap-time date with the hubby. : )

Peppermint & Buttermilk Dark Chocolate Cake
Free of gluten, eggs, dairy & refined sugar.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 T. flax meal plus enough water to make 1/2 cup
  2. 1/4 c. coconut oil
  3. 1/4 c. honey
  4. 1/2 c. coconut milk (here's how to make your own)
  5. 2 t. apple cider vinegar
  6. 1 t. baking soda
  7. 1 t. vanilla extract (I like to make my own)
  8. 1/2 t. peppermint extract
  9. 1/4 c. cocoa powder
  10. 3/4 c. sorghum flour
  11. 1/4 c. arrowroot powder
  12. 1/2 t. xanthan gum
  13. 3/4 c. dairy-free chocolate chips (these are my favorite ones!)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 a grease a 9x9 inch baking dish.
  2. In liquid measuring cup, combine flax meal and enough water to make 1/2 cup. Set aside to gel.
  3. In small saucepan, melt coconut oil, honey, and 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. Stir in flax and water mixture. In same liquid measuring cup combine milk, apple cider vinegar, and baking soda. Set aside.
  4. In large bowl, whisk together remaining dry ingredients. Stir in all liquid ingredients and remaining chocolate chips.
  5. Pour into prepared dish and bake for 35-40 minutes. Cool before frosting.
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Chocolate Frosting
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Instructions
  1. Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together over low heat until smooth. Stir in peppermint and spread over cake.
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{This recipe was shared at Healthy Happy Green & NaturalFrugal Days, Sustainable Ways, From The Farm Blog Hop, What’s Shakin’, Gluten Free Fridays, Allergy Friendly Lunchbox Love, Simple Lives Thursdays, Tasty Traditions, All Things Thursdays, Allergy-Free Wednesdays, and Raising Homemakers.}
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