If you’re looking for an indulgent dessert for New Year’s Eve, this may be the one!

My daughter is quite the baker, so on a winter day home from school, this was her top choice of activities.

mixing cake

Very serious work

My advice, make sure you have a crowd to feed before you make this one. This chocolate cake is not something you want sitting around, calling your name:) Coconut sugar and whole wheat flour or not, it’s still cake!

Cake Recipe

I have made this chocolate cake recipe at least 4 times now. Every time it has turned out perfectly.

My modifications: I use coconut sugar in place of cane sugar, I always use whole wheat pastry flour for the flour, and I use melted coconut oil for the oil.

http://minimalistbaker.com/one-bowl-vegan-chocolate-cake/

If you haven’t seen this website yet, it’s a good one!

Frosting

Then came the interesting part of the dessert. I was showing my daughter the website, ChocolateCoveredKatie.com, because she thought she might want to have her own website someday and this site is really cute. Scrolling through the main page was a recipe for Vegan Marshmallow Fluff.

I used to take a spoon to a jar of marshmallow fluff. (I was a serious sugar-addict, and anything marshmallow-y were favorites.) Naturally, I had to click in.

The recipe sounded so bizarre that we had to try it!

Here are the ingredients (minus a pinch of cream of tartar and a dash of vanilla).

vegan marshmallow fluff ingredients

Yes, you are looking at honey (1/3 cup of honey) and the liquid from a can of white beans (I chose Eden Organic to avoid BPA and salt).

CRAZY!

And crazy delicious. If you like honey. It tastes a lot like honey, so if you’re not a honey fan, you’re probably not going to like it. You could try adding more vanilla or almond extract to mask some of the honey flavor.

Here’s the whole recipe http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2015/04/30/healthy-vegan-marshmallow-fluff

And I have to say, it takes about 15 minutes to whip up, so I was happy to be able to bring out the KitchenAid stand mixer to do the work for us, but here was the end result:

vegan marshmallow fluff

I waited to put it on the cake until right before serving (and it’s so sweet that this was WAY too much for one person), and I kept it in the fridge overnight. It separated a bit, but I whipped it up in about 30 seconds and it was good as new.

chocolate cake with marshmallow fluff

If you make this, you have to let me know what you think!

So enjoy some cake, and then get off sugar with me for a January clean-eating cleanse:) It’s all real food, but I do take out refined sugar (so the coconut sugar in the cake would be a no-no, as would the whole wheat flour). The results from over 100 past clients have been amazing… weight loss, increased energy, better sleep… join the group and start 2016 strong! Details here: January Cleanse