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Mary's Buttermilk Chocolate Cake


This quick recipe actually provides a little fiber per serving because it uses whole wheat pastry flour. And there is not one spoonful of sugar in this cake, because it is sweetened with natural maple syrup! Surprise your family with this tasty chocolate treat!


2 1⁄2 cup
whole wheat pastry flour
1⁄4 cup
cocoa powder
1⁄2 tsp
sea salt
1 tsp
double acting baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1 cup
1⁄2 cup
cold-pressed vegetable oil
1 cup
maple syrup
1 tbsp


Preheat oven to 375° F. Mix flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda together in a bowl. Combine liquids separately, then stir into flour mixture. Pour into 8-inch cake pans which have been lightly oiled or lined with parchment paper. Bake for 30 minutes.

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Mary's Buttermilk Chocolate Cake
8 inch layers
SourceRecipe republished with permission from Bastyr faculty member Cynthia Lair's (Feeding the Whole Family.
Prep time
45 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
45 minutes