Chocolate Ginger Brownie Cake | Inspired by Fitness Forster
“The Great British Bake Off” withdrawal, combined with watching a lot of Martha Stewart baking tutorials on Netflix, plus the fact that I can eat more calories* now, I have been baking a lot!
Every time I find an easy, chocolate-related, and remotely healthy recipe, I am itching to try it out. This time I tried this simple chocolate ginger brownie cake recipe by fellow blogger, Amie at Fitness Forster.
You can find the original recipe on Amie’s website below.
Here’s a list of the tweaks I made due to lack of ingredients I had in my flat and a spurt of creativity.
substituted coconut butter for 120g light butter + 30g coconut oil
substituted 250g of dark chocolate for 100g Vivani dark chocolate + cocoa powder
added coffee with Cafe Grumpy beans and a mocha pot
added 20g more flour (because the coffee made the chocolate mixture watery)
added fresh grated ginger
left out maca powder
The original recipe will have a lot more fat because it calls for coconut butter. I used light butter. I bet the coconut butter recipe will taste a lot richer. Mine came out caky because of the use of extra flour and butter.
You can’t really taste the coffee but the ginger and chocolate combo is incredible. I dare you to tell me a better combo for holiday baking!
Entire cake: 2,213 calories, 45 protein, 288 carbs, 98 fat
Per slice (12 slices): 183 calories, 4 protein, 24 carbs, 8 fat
Thank you to Amie for posting a delicious and simple recipe!
*For the past few years I have been cutting to get lean. Now that is over and I am eating more calories and will transition into bulking to build muscle.