The only thing better than a chocolate cake filled with three types of chocolate is a chocolate cake filled with three types of chocolate that is ALSO packed with protein and other fabulous-for-you ingredients.
Wow. So much chocolate in that paragraph.
Almost as much as I put in the cake.
The way this comes out so incredibly fudge-y is… A VEGETABLE! I know. It’s crazy. But a hearty blend of sweet potato purée worked some magic in this batter.
I used regular orange sweet potato, though I should note that white sweet potato has a milder flavor if you want to try this recipe but are skeptical of using a root vegetable in a chocolate cake…
But seriously: No. one. will. know.
And who cares if they do?
Sweet potatoes have a ton of awesome benefits:
Vitamin C – wards off viruses, accelerates wound healing and produces collagen which preserves joint health and skin elasticity.
Vitamin D – boosts energy level and mood, helps build healthy bones and supports the thyroid gland.
Iron – increases white blood cell production, resistance to stress, and metabolization of protein.
Magnesium – responsible for hundreds of enzymatic reactions in the body and reduces nerve and muscle stress.
Potassium – regulates heartbeat and nerve signals and reduces swelling.
All that in a chocolate cake. Damn. You’re welcome.