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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
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!
Before Saab family encounter After Saab family encounter