What do you do when your child is sick with a tummy bug and badly craving for chocolate cake? You refine one of your mom’s cake recipe to make it light on the tummy and make it chocolaty to appeal to the kids. 

This cake was a hit with my kids and we love it too because it’s absolutely delicious – zero sugar, vegan and made with whole wheat flour, so you can eat it guilt free!! 


Whole Wheat Flour, 1 cup
Dates, 25
Cocoa powder, 1/4 cup
Baking Soda, 1 tsp
Baking powder, 1/2 tsp
Salt. 1/4 tsp
Toasted Pecans, 1/4 cup
Almond Milk, 1.25 cups
Oil, 1/2 cup


  • Soak about 20 dates in 1.25 cup almond milk for 2 hours, blend well, reserve 4-5 for later
  • In bowl mix together 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt
  • To the dates mix add 1/2 cup oil, mix well, fold in this mix into the dry ingredients 
  • To this add 1/4 cup toasted pecans, broken into small pieces, and 4-5 chopped dates, fold some in batter and sprinkle the rest on the top 
  • Pour into a greased loaf tin or one lined with parchment paper, bake at 350 F for 50-55 minutes

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