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Heathy Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 9 people 1x


This 5-ingredient party-perfect vanilla cake recipe is healthy disguised as decadent underneath a luscious layer of sugar-free chocolate fudge frosting!



Vanilla Cake

  • 18 pitted medjool dates ((about 1 1/2 cups packed))
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 3/4 cups oat flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsps baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean powder ((or vanilla extract))

Chocolate Fudge Frosting

  • 12 pitted medjool dates ((about 1 cup packed))
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 23 tbsp cacao powder ((or cocoa powder))
  • Optional: pinch of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. In a high speed blender, combine the water and medjool dates. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add the rest of the cake ingredients. Blend very briefly until just combined. Do not over-blend or the cake will come out gummy.
  4. Pour the batter into an 8-inch square or round pan that is either greased or lined with parchment paper. Spread evenly.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350F.
  6. Cool completely before frosting.
  7. For the frosting, combine all the ingredients in a high speed blender. Blend until very smooth and creamy. Use as is, or refrigerate for a few hours to thicken.
  8. Spread a generous layer of the chocolate fudge frosting on the cake. Top with sprinkles or fruit or whatever you like. Enjoy!