Most of us loooove chocolate and just can’t live without it. To treat ourselves every now
and then is a must. Remember it is a treat so please consume in moderation and enjoy
I found this recipe on Paleo Australia’s Facebook Page…. Thank you!
Ingredients for the cake
65g unsalted butter – organic if possible
185g dark chocolate – best choice 85% cocoa but this is flexible
¼ cup walnuts
¼ cup hazelnuts
¼ cup moist coconut flakes or desiccated coconut – organic if possible
¼ cup coconut flour
1 tbsp almond milk – soy, cow, rice or any other nut milk can be substituted
2 eggs – organic and free-range if possible
1½ tbsp honey- good quality
1 tbsp raw cacao powder – good quality cocoa powder can be substituted
½ tsp baking powder
Ingredients for the chocolate icing
¼ cup honey
2 ripe avocadoes
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup raw cacao powder – good quality cocoa powder can be substituted
Preheat oven to 160C.
Lightly grease a 20cm round cake tin and line with baking paper.
Roughly cube the butter and break up the chocolate into small pieces. Pop into a bowl
and place over a saucepan of simmering water. Allow to melt, stirring every so often,
until smooth and glossy. Once melted, remove from the boil from the heat and set aside
to cool slightly.
In the bowl of a food processor, place the walnuts, hazelnuts, coconut and cacao powder
and blitz to small crumbs.
Add the nut mixture to the melted chocolate along with the honey, coconut flour, baking
powder and milk and whisk to combine.
Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking well after each addition. Pour the mixture into the
cake tin and pop into the oven to bake for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer is inserted into
the cake and comes out clean.
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
While the cake is cooling, prepare the icing.
For the frosting, combine the honey, avocado, vanilla and cacao – in that order – in a
blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Spoon into a bowl and pop into the fridge until you are ready to ice the cake – to loosen
up the mixture add a little water if needed.
Serve cake topped with icing – and any fresh fruits