Chocolate cake

Well lucky me, I had two different birthday cakes for my birthday. This one could be used as a replacement for the traditional birthday cake.

Birthday cake numero uno is gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, soy-free, corn-free and sugar free. This flourless chocolate cake is dense, fudgy and rich. It is also pretty easy to make as Mum handled this one and baking has never been her strong point. 

The recipe we used was found online and is American, we used their measurements by using a cup measure, but I know these aren’t widely available in the UK so I will try to give a more exact translation.

First, preheat your oven to about 170C.

Then, mix together 1 1/2 cups (180g) of almound flour, 1/2 cup (60g) of cacao powder, 1/2 a tsp of baking soda (we used baking powder and it worked fine) and a pinch of salt in a bowl and set aside.

Place 1 1/2 cups (265g) of packed pitted Medjool dates and 1/2 a cup (120ml) of water in a processer and blend. Mix this paste with 3 eggs, 2tbsp of coconut oil and 2tsp of vanillila essence until smooth. Next, add in the dry ingredients.

Grease an 8” round cake pan and pour in the batter, bake for 25-30 minutes.

For my cake, Mum made a sandwich cake with a layer of icing in the middle, made with Sukrin sugar-free icing sugar, butter and water. It was amazing and all my non-diet friends thought so to! 

 

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