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Peppermint Chocolate Sweet Potato Cake

Peppermint Chocolate Sweet Potato Cake
Written by Cathryn Fowler - Updated: October 23, 2023

A healthy, refreshing, and immune-boosting twist on a chocolate cake - packed with veggies and medicinal mushrooms to keep you feeling strong, healthy, and happy.

Cake for breakfast? Why not! Especially when it’s a grain-free, paleo Peppermint Chocolate Sweet Potato Cake!

The name may be a mouthful, but it’s a mouthful of immune-boosting health and taste-bud happiness. Loaded with ingredients like sweet potato, avocado, and Real Mushrooms 5 Defender Mushroom Extract, this chocolate cake is one that ticks the “good enough for breakfast” (or any time of the day!) box.

As mentioned earlier, this cake also ticks the “immune-boosting box” thanks to the blend of organic extracts of Reishi, Shiitake, Maitake, Turkey Tail mushrooms, and Chaga found in the Real Mushrooms 5 Defenders. You can find more details about what each mushroom does for you in this article, 7 Medicinal Mushroom Benefits for Health.

The bottom line is immune health, brain and nervous system support - all wrapped in a delicious, veggie-loaded chocolate cake.

Let’s move onto what really matters. The breakdown of the recipe.

Peppermint Chocolate Sweet Potato Cake


  • 1 medium roasted sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup mashed avocado
  • 3 pasture-raised eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of “5 Defenders Tea” - blend of ½ cup hot water and 1-2 tsp Real Mushrooms 5 Defenders
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup cacao
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon real salt
  • 1-3 TB monk fruit sweetener depending on how sweet you like desserts (I used 2 TB and felt they were quite sweet, my husband thought they were perfect. You can also substitute your favorite granular sweetener like coconut sugar.)
  • Peppermint essential oil (4 drops – I used Young Living)

*always be sure to use food-grade essential oils


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Make your 5 Defenders Tea by mixing 1 heaped tsp of Real Mushrooms 5 Defenders Mushroom Extract with 1/2 cup of hot water. (You can even try doing 2 heaped tsp for a more intense flavor and medicinal effect). Set tea aside.
  3. In a separate medium-sized bowl, mash together roasted sweet potato, avocado, coconut oil, eggs, vanilla extract, and the 5 Defenders Tea.
  4. Into the same bowl, add the coconut flour, cacao, salt, baking soda, monk fruit sweetener, and 4 drops peppermint oil.
  5. Mix until well combined and there are no clumps.
  6. Pour mixture into a lined 8×8 pan.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  8. Top with some coconut cream or whatever fun, delicious toppings you want! And enjoy!
Cathryn Fowler
Cathryn Fowler is a nutritional consultant and filmmaker specializing in food as medicine and the mind-body connection. When your love language is gift-giving, you find ways to make your day-day life revolve around sharing. And for me, that’s sharing nutrition/mindset education, encouragement, and a healing community via my 1:1 consultation and video work. Everyone deserves to live in their fullest, joyful potential. And I just like to creatively share ideas of ways to get there

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