One Healthy Chocolate Cake - Gluten Free & Vegan

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12


  • 1/4 palm shortening or coconut oil
  • 2/3-1 cup palm sugar I use part liquid stevia
  • 1/2 cup applesauce or pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup vegan yogurt I use So Delicious Plain Coconut Milk Yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup toasted quinoa flour see note above
  • 1/3 cup teff flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon guar gum
  • Optional add-ins: chocolate chips cranberries, cherries, toasted nuts, etc)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease an 8 x 8 pan, or line with parchment.
  3. In a mixer, beat he palm shortening and sugar until creamy.
  4. Continue with the applesauce, yogurt, and vanilla,
  5. With the mixer on, sprinkle in the baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, and guar gum.
  6. Continue with the flours.
  7. If you would like to add chocolate chips, now would be the time!
  8. Taste to make sure it is sweet enough for you and yours.
  9. Bake for about 30 minutes until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.