Summary: I subscribe to the Julia Child philosophy of
“I’d rather eat an occasional little piece of the real thing than a giant bowl of the imitation!”
November… two Scorpios living under the same roof, celebrate lit candles on this So Simple Chocolate Birthday Cake. FODMAP friendly, and within limits of UMass modified SCD named IBD-AID. This coconut flour and maple syrup based seven ingredient cake was actually preferred in its taste trial test compared to the traditional iced cookie cake. That is reason enough to not relegate this dessert to a once a year show, rather keep it in your families rotation. We certainly do.
It’s size? Small? Yes, see… it is so nutrient dense and satiating that a little goes a far way.
So Simple Birthday Chocolate Cake and healing diets
Only seven ingredients to evaluate. The verdict: legal for UMass version of SCD and FODMAPs, but not legal for SCD/GAPS:
- The deal breaker for SCD/GAPS is the cacao. SCD/GAPS would just substitute honey for maple syrup.
- But the UMass version of SCD, called IBD-AID, would permit the ingredients of this cake providing sugar-free dairy-free chocolate shavings are substituted for the dark chocolate chips.
- FODMAPs would permit this recipe (recognizing small sizes are consumed) providing:
- The sweetener used is maple syrup (honey is not permitted due to excess fructose) and
- Dark chocolate shavings (sugar-free and diary-free) are substituted for the morsels. Cocoa and dark chocolate shaving are low FODMAP. Avoid carob chocolate which is high in oligos (fructans).
- The small serving size is important since FODMAPs avoids large serves of chocolate. Chocolate is high in fat, and when consumed in excess, can affect gut motility and may trigger symptoms. –Monash University – Easter special: What is the FODMAP content of chocolate?
- Lastly, what about AIP? Sorry, but this recipe would not pass muster due to both the sweetener and the cacao.
Hoping you give this recipe a try and… let the celebrations begin!
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