This Strawberry Chocolate Paleo Cake recipe is a decadent, dark rich chocolate, moist cake, and sweet strawberry confection. No one will know that it is dairy free and grain free because it is so satisfyingly delicious.
I am a total sucker for a good moist decadent chocolate cake. I am pretty much for anything that might include chocolate. I have been trying to keep with a diet that is mostly dairy-free and sugar-free and so coming up with a chocolate cake recipe that tasted like a good chocolate cake and did not include dairy or sugar was a bit of a science experiment. I think adding fresh strawberry juice really adds the little something special to this cake. To get your strawberry juice, place four medium sized strawberries that have been hulled and mash with a fork. Then strain the pulp through a small strainer catching the juice in a bowl. Any extra juice can be enjoyed by added to a tall glass of ice water.
Anytime you want to exclude dairy in your baked goods, applesauce is a great alternative.
The frosting is made with enjoy life chocolate chips which are dairy, nut, and soy-free and can be found in your organic section of most grocery stores. If you are not on the Paleo diet or not restricting your diet you can substitute regular semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Any extra cake slices should be stored in the refrigerator, and enjoyed over the next few days.