Chocolate cake recipe. Another one. Because – chocolate.



We’ll set the scene: It’s Friday night, you’re in your oversized old pj’s & it’s raining. You’ve had dinner, and now are ready to get the party STARTED switching on a Malcolm X political activism documentary with an epic chocolate dessert.  You enjoy the dessert but then spend the next 2 hours shouting: ” JUSTICE FOR MALCOLM! ” at the tv alone in your apartment with chocolate all over your teeth.

Can’t imagine what the neighbours must think at 1am hearing “Justice for Malcolm” from a neighbouring wall.

This scene may or may not have happened in my apartment 😉

I made a much bigger version of this chocolate dessert after the success for my family! Here is the family sized version. For “family.” *cough.

You will need :

2.5 Cups of almond meal

2.5 tablespoons of butter

2.5 tablespoons of cacao

3/4 tsp  baking powder

1 egg

3- 4  tablespoons of xylitol

1 teaspoon of vanilla essence.

Splash of coconut milk (or almond). About 50 mls – just in case you need some extra liquid to stir.


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

Step 2: Mix the dry ingredients together

Step 3: Add the wet ingredients and mix the batter. It’s this simple.  You can whisk if you’re feeling particularly fancy but I just used a wooden spoon.

Step 4: Line a small cake tray with baking paper, and pour the batter in. Insert into the oven for 20 – 30 minutes!

Step 5: While waiting – Lick the spoon.. and the bowl while googling unresolved conspiracy theories. 

Step 6: Check that the cake is done by sticking a skewer in the middle. If the skewer comes out clean you’re good to go. Shake it side to side gently with your oven mit, if it doesn’t jiggle – You’re also good. In Australia when we say: ‘you’re good’ – it means ‘ great job! go forth and prosper’

Step 7: Garnish: Sprinkle with Dessicated coconut and 5x chopped strawberries. You can also serve with vanilla coconut yoghurt to take the edge off the decadence!


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