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Healthy chocolate cake (no sugar, flour or butter)

This chocolate sponge cake is the healthiest most delicious baked good you will find out there. No sugar, no flour and no butter or oil. It is the ultimate guilty pleasure, without the "guilty". The sweetness comes from the dates and bananas, and the consistency is achieved by using eggs and grounded almonds.

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Tags butterfree, cake, chocolate, flourfree, glutenfree, healthy, sugarfree
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 35 minutes
Total time 55 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 146 kcal
Author Silvia Cooks


  • 7 dates (or 90g)
  • 2 ripe bananas (or 150g)
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 150 g almond flour
  • 10 g baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 30 g cocoa powder
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 7-10 walnuts crushed


  1. Preheat the oven at 180ยบ.

  2. Remove the stone from the dates and place them in a bowl with boiled water for 2-3 minutes, until softened.

  3. Add the dates, bananas, cinnamon and water to a food processor, blend until creamy texture.

  4. In another bowl, mix the almond flour, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa powder.

  5. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, then whip in the creamy date-banana mix; mix well.

  6. Add the bowl with dry contents and add the crushed walnuts. Mix well.

  7. Take a previously greased or baking-sheet covered loaf tin and add the cake mix. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes and then check with a fork or thin pin by pinching. If it comes out with mix on it, bake for another 1-2 minutes then check again. Once the pin/fork comes out clean, it is ready!