I created this recipe myself and it can even be made into a brownie batter with a few alterations. This cake is rich, moist, and easy to make. Usually I make healthy smoothies, healthy food recipes, and fitness videos but healthy living doesn’t mean completely excluding sweets for life. Sweets may be enjoyed in moderation. My idea of moderation is once every other month or so, but not once per day. If you tend to have a sweet tooth, eat fruit, especially citrus to help satisfy the craving. If that still doesn’t work, your magnesium levels may be low. Sometimes even one little square of dark chocolate can satiate sweet cravings, but the hard part of it is self-control. If you don’t have enough self-control you may find yourself eating the entire bar after dinner. Self-control with sweets can take time and patience.
Funny thing about me making this recipe… I’m actually not a big cake fan at all. I am a cookie, pie, or brownie fan when I choose to eat my occasional sweet treat. What else do people celebrate with though? Surely not a pie, so I made a cake. This recipe is so easy and I bet most people have the ingredients on hand already. You just need an awesome Vitamix Blender to blend it in. You can use any frosting recipe you’d like. The frosting recipe I made was a simple buttercream. I mixed butter and half & half first until it whipped together and was light and fluffy. Next I added in vanilla extract and whipped it again. Last, I slowly added in the powdered sugar until it was the desired texture I wanted it to be. There are no measurements available at this time for that frosting because I just did it on the fly, all guesswork and play. The frosting came out fantastic though!
This chocolate cake recipe is actually made with gluten free flour and turns out wonderfully so you can easily substitute an all purpose gluten free flour like Bob’s Redmill 1-1 Baking Flour for regular flour. Regular flour can also be used in this recipe. I have not tried the recipe with any other oil besides vegetable oil, so I can’t suggest otherwise.
The Vitamix Blender Cake Recipe
- 1/2 cup + 2 TBS water
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 6 TBS unsweetened baking chocolate baking powder/cocoa
- 1/2 cup flour or Gluten Free Flour
- Pour water, oil, and vanilla extract into the Vitamix Blender first
- Then add dry ingredients
- Blend on batter setting or manual speed 1 working slowly up to 4 or 5 until well blended
- Pour into lightly greased and floured loaf pan, 8x8 square or circle pan
- Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes