I meant to take a picture of this cake, but after baking I couldn't wait to try it, so picture-taking took a back seat. I'll have to make it again and add a picture later.
Those who eat SAD (Standard American Diet) will love this healthy cake............in fact I'm sure you'll all fall in love with it. And especially if you're a chocolate lover, you've got to try this recipe. Even my dh loved it!
So click on the link and you'll be convinced just by the picture this is a decadent-delicious cake dessert.
For those following E2L closely and don't allow themselves maple syrup or agave, I found a recipe for date syrup. It's a recipe I've seen posted in a couple different places and I'm not sure who to give the credit to.
Date Syrup (Iraq)
* 1 cup pitted Medjool dates
* 1 cup water
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
In a medium saucepan, bring water and dates to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add vanilla and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
Allow mixture to cool to room temperature. Place mixture in a blender with the cinnamon. Pulse until smooth and completely blended.
Store in a sealed container in your refrigerator. Warm the syrup before using.
I used maple syrup, but want to try the date syrup next time I bake it.