Cakes/ Dessert/ Recipes

Half Spelt Chocolate Cake

I’m still in Texas (more on that later) so in the meantime, why not bake a cake?

This is another “healthy” recipe from the archives. This cake is incredibly light and also not overly sweet. It’s fantastic topped with peanut butter or freshly whipped cream (or, both?) and I’d even go so far as to say it’s practically a breakfast cake. Chocolate cake and nutella for breakfast? I’m in.

The preparation is simple and you don’t need any fancy kitchen appliances…just a good old fashioned spoon and bowl. I love that.

So….what are you waiting for?

Half Spelt Chocolate Cake

makes one cake layer

1/2 cup spelt flour + 1/2 cup unbleached flour

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup sugar

pinch of sea salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

pinch cinnamon

tiny pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

3/4 tsp baking soda

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 ΒΌ cup buttermilk

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350. Sift together all dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine milk and the rest of the wet ingredients. Add dry to wet and mix. Pour batter into a prepared 9 inch cake pan and bake for 20 minutes.

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  • Crystal
    September 7, 2010 at 6:41 am

    Yum! Could use some of that right now πŸ™‚

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit
    September 7, 2010 at 6:43 am

    Chocolate cake is always a good choice! πŸ™‚

  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    September 7, 2010 at 6:53 am

    For once, I have spelt flour in my pantry. Woohoo!

  • Rachel (Two Healthy Plates)
    September 7, 2010 at 6:54 am

    I’ve been wanting to bake with spelt flour for a while now – this looks like a good recipe to start with!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    September 7, 2010 at 6:54 am

    Wow that would be an AWESOME breakfast. It would make being back to work not so bad after all. πŸ˜‰

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    September 7, 2010 at 6:59 am

    I could go for Nutella-topped chocolate cake right about now. Or, really, Nutella on anything.

  • Evan Thomas
    September 7, 2010 at 7:03 am

    I love the little hint of hotness in chocolate cake. It really brings out the bitter tones

  • Alynn
    September 7, 2010 at 7:07 am

    That is what I forgot at the store last night, Nutella! Adding it back onto my shopping list…

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    September 7, 2010 at 7:09 am

    What does the finished cake look like? I hope everything is okay over there, Jenna.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    September 7, 2010 at 7:18 am

    cake for breakfast sounds good to me! good thing i have spelt flour ready to go…

    hope you guys are OK! at least it’s an adventure, right? πŸ™‚

  • Camille
    September 7, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Sounds tasty!
    Do you have a photo of the finished product?

  • Whitney
    September 7, 2010 at 7:42 am

    Sounds pretty yummy. Hope everything is okay and those kidney stones are passed soon!

  • Amy
    September 7, 2010 at 7:42 am

    I hope y’all aren’t caught in all the rain and wind from Hermine. Love the recipe-will have to make it for my taste testers, aka, my kids.

  • Jillian @ Reshape Your Life
    September 7, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Cake is always a good choice. Especially on rainy days, is it raining over there?

    I have spelt flour in my pantry, now I have something to make with it! lol

  • Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman
    September 7, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Hope you make it home soon:) Thanks for the chocolate cake recipe…looks great! And I had not thought to use Nutella on chocolate cake….makes perfect sense though!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    September 7, 2010 at 8:05 am

    You can’t go wrong with chocolate!

  • MoniMeals
    September 7, 2010 at 8:09 am

    You are back and you brought us cake! Awesome recipe, honestly I have not baked so much with spelt flour, so looking forard to this and a few other recipes using it. πŸ™‚ Thanks Jenna!

  • elleneatsbeets
    September 7, 2010 at 8:24 am

    yum! I’m stopping to pick up cocoa powder on my way home from work!

  • R @ Learning As I Chop
    September 7, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Have never used spelt flour. Might have to try it

  • eatmovelove
    September 7, 2010 at 8:45 am

    You had me at Peanut Butter.

    I love that you use real sugar in your recipes. I’ve been doing that myself lately and it makes all the difference.

  • Laura (Blogging Over Thyme)
    September 7, 2010 at 9:02 am

    This looks delish! It really IS healthy too. I haven’t used spelt flour yet, but I’ve been meaning to grab some from the Whole Foods bulk bins.

    Thanks for the recipe!

  • Lauren at KeepItSweet
    September 7, 2010 at 9:03 am

    interesting- what do you think the spelt does to the texture?

  • Elise
    September 7, 2010 at 9:04 am

    That sounds incredible. I might just have to go buy some spelt flour…

  • kate
    September 7, 2010 at 9:09 am

    I ate Nutella every day that I was in Italy… its truly life changing.

  • Amber K
    September 7, 2010 at 9:18 am

    I have never tried spelt flour, or nutella for that matter. Hmmm…..

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    September 7, 2010 at 9:24 am

    I love love love adding a bit of cayenne to chocolate baked goods!

  • Steph@stephsbitebybite
    September 7, 2010 at 9:31 am

    A cake that only requires a spoon and a bowl! Now you’re talking. And it has chocolate, yes please!! Who doesn’t love an easy chocolate cake?

  • Scargosun
    September 7, 2010 at 10:07 am

    That looks like a cupcake recipe I make (one bowl always a good thing).

  • Allison K
    September 7, 2010 at 10:19 am

    ooh. Yum that looks delicious!

  • Barbara(Blood, Sweat and Heels)
    September 7, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Are you moving here?

  • Kelly
    September 7, 2010 at 11:06 am

    You’re never coming back from Texas, are you?

  • Meagan
    September 7, 2010 at 11:50 am

    for the record, this cake is tagged as: cake, chocolate, and heathy.

    thank you.

  • Emily
    September 7, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Cayenne in cake? I have to try this!! Thank you.

    September 7, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    my living room just got painted that color! haha..kk off subject! seriously someone better make this for me for my birthday. OOOOOHH SO YUMIIII!! <3

    love when u get time to bake some cakes <3

  • Jolene (
    September 7, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    This sounds like my kind of recipe!! I love that you put cayenne in it!

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef
    September 8, 2010 at 6:26 am

    this cake looks great! almost like chocolate bread. yum!