Enjoy this easy delicious chocolate cake that no one will believe is healthy. Rich in iron, magnesium and zinc. And surprisingly its vegan too.



1.25 cups of wholewheat flour

1 cup rapadura*

0.3 cup of cocoa powder

1 tsp baking powder

1 cup warm water

1 tsp vanilla essence

0.3 cup of vegetable oil

1 tsp apple cider vinegar



0.5 cup rapadura*

3 tbsp coconut oil

2 tbsp soy milk

2 tbsp cocoa powder



Dessicated coconut or sesame seeds ( optional)



Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C. Mix flour, rapadura, cocoa, baking powder. Add water,vanilla,oil and vinegar. Pour into a baking tin and cook for 30 minutes. Allow cake to cool.

Heat all the topping ingredients in a saucepan and mix until its a smooth paste, spread over the cake and decorate with dessicated coconut or sesame seeds if required.


* Rapadura is pure whole sugar cane juice that has been evaporated into a grainy sugar. Unlike other sugars its a wholefood containing all the vitamins and minerals and has not been subject to high heat.



This article has been shared with the author’s written permission. The original article can be found at www.stivesclinic.com.au.

Michelle Toocaram

Michelle Toocaram

Michelle Toocaram has been a natural therapist for over 20 years. She has a life long interest in health and natural medicine and has trained extensively in both the UK and Australia. She graduated from the Dorothy Hall College of Herbal Medicine with distinction. Dorothy Hall is Australia's most well known herbalist with over 40 years of professional practice and teaching and the author of many leading books on the subject. She also founded the Australian Traditional Medicine Society, which regulates natural therapists.

Michelle studied in the UK with both the School of Phytotherapy and the Self Heal School. She also had a Diploma in Iridology from the Independent School of Iridology.

Michelle also studied Journey Therapy with Brandon Bays and is an accredited Journey Practitioner.

Advanced Diploma (Dorothy Hall) Classical Herbal Medicine

Diploma of Iridology

Diploma of Anatomy & Physiology

Accredited Journey Practitioner

Diploma of Remedial Massage

Member Australian Traditional Medicine Society

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