Fun in the Kitchen With Dr. Peggy


Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Chocolate Cake

Healthy Chocolate CakeYou are in for a treat today! I made this delicious cake for a friend’s birthday this weekend and everyone loved it!

Not only is it a tasty delicious chocolate cake. It is sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, grain free and a whole boat load of awesome!


  • 10 medjool dates (make sure to take the pits out)
  • 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce (check out last week’s recipe)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup of brewed coffee (or water if you prefer)


  • Turn oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8×8 glass baking dish with coconut oil.
  • Use a food processor to smoothly puree the medjool dates
  • Add applesauce and continue to pulse until pureed and combined with the dates.
  • Add the date/applesauce purée to a mixing bowl, add the eggs, vanilla, coconut oil and coffee (or water) and mix with mixer on low-medium speed until well combined.
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix on low-speed, scraping down the sides, until you have a smooth batter.
  • Pour the batter into the baking dish and smooth it with the back of a spatula.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean.

Makes 9-12 servings of delish chocolate yumminess 🙂



Dr. Peggy Malone is a Chiropractor and an Athlete who helps other athletes to overcome injury and get back to their sport. Her weekly Television Series ‘Living Well” inspires people from all walks of life to take control of their health to be as happy and as healthy as they can be.

A former varsity Basketball and Rugby player, she has since entered the world of endurance athletics where she has completed 2 Ironman Triathlons, 3 Marathons, several Half Marathons and many other Triathlons, Road Races and Off-Road Adventure races of varying distances.

Her own athletic endeavors and injuries have given her valuable insight into working with athletes in her practice for both the care of injuries as well as for the improvement of athletic performance.