Healthy Chocolate Cake
This is the perfect way to indulge with a delicious blend of super foods. My Chocolate cake is power packed with antioxidants to boost energy and promote wellbeing. Smooth and Sophisticated my chocolate cake contains Madagascan Bourbon Vanilla, which enhances the seductive chocolate experience. Notes of roasted almond and a hint of spice result in an unforgettable marriage of flavours. It takes just a few minutes to mix up and perfect for impromptu dinner parties, picnics or just because you feel like some chocolate therapy.
What’s good about it:
The botanical name for the cacao tree is theobroma cacao – which means “food of the gods” in Greek. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that cacao can improve heart health, lower blood pressure and reduce LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. Cacao is high in magnesium and iron and also contains compounds that act as stimulants believed to boost serotonin and endorphin levels in the brain that gives you a pleasurable sensation similar to the high people get after exercise.
3 cups (300g/10 1/2 oz) almond meal (see notes)
1/2 cup (60 g/2 oz) Naked Chocolate
2 teaspoons gluten free baking powder
4 free range/ organic eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract or paste
125 ml (1/2 cup/4 1/2 fl oz) melted butter or your choice macadamia nut oil or olive oil
125 ml (1/2 cup / 4 1/2 fl oz) your choice of milk (dairy, nut, seed, rice)
1/2 cup (125 g / 4 1/2 oz) coconut sugar or 4 tablespoons honey
Preheat oven to 150 C (300 F) – fan forced. 170 C (325 F) no fan.
Combine almond meal, Naked Chocolat, coconut sugar and baking powder.
Add the eggs, melted butter and milk then mix well to form a smooth batter.
Spoon into a 20 cm / 8 inch round baking tin that you have lined with baking paper to prevent sticking.
Bake for 40 minutes or until just cooked through.It’s ok if the inside is a little moist when you remove the cake as it will create a lovely moist texture inside.
Remove from the oven and cool.
Cover with healthy chocolate mousse or chocolate ganache.