Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe

It’s a universal truth that cake makes everything better. Now you can have you cake and eat it too (literally) with the Classic Chocolate Cake recipe, minus the guilt! Forget heaps of sugar and bad stuff, this recipe contains healthier alternatives and tastes even better than the old way. Does this mean you can have seconds? Oh yes…

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Cake:

  • ½ cup cacao powder
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean powder
  • ½ tbsp mesquite powder (optional)
  • ½ tbsp chia seeds (optional)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 5 eggs
  • ½ cup coconut nectar
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp cashew butter (note: omit to make nut free)
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean powder

Icing:

  • ½ cup cacao powder
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mesquite powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut nectar
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean powder

Topping ideas: bee pollen, cacao nibs, coconut flakes, goji berries.

RECIPE

  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, place all dry ingredients and stir.
  3. Add in all the remaining wet ingredients and combine.
  4. Grease a cake tin 20cm in diameter with coconut oil.
  5. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for around 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out just clean.
  6. Allow to cool.
  7. Stir ingredients together for the icing and spread onto the cake.
  8. Sprinkle with desired toppings.

Creator of the recipe: @coconutandbliss

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