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22 Feb 2017

Chocolate "cake" recipe

I can't take credit for this as I took the idea from the Mornflake website, but I did tweak it a little. There is no wheat flour, no added fat and virtually no added sugar.

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium eggs
  • 25 g freshly ground almonds
  • 20 g oatbran
  • 15 g coconut flour
  • 30 g whey powder
  • 5 g sweetener, e.g. sugar or xylitol
  • 5 g cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp crystallised orange peel
  • 25 g dark chocolate chopped into small pieces
  • 50 g soya (or almond or oat or cow's) milk

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. You may need to sift the coconut flour as it is prone to clumping. Add the eggs and the milk and mix to a wet goo. You may need to add more liquid if it's a bit sticky and/or your eggs are on the small side.

I put mine in bun cases and baked as buns but you can easily put them into a cake tin or brownie tray. Bake in a cool oven at 170°C for 15 to 20 minutes, until a knife or skewer comes out clean.

The result is a low fat, low gluten, low sugar, high protein, high fibre, chocolate cake. The original recipe coated the cake with a orange icing, which I skipped and add a touch of sugar to the mix and the chocolate pieces directly to the mix, which I think is more practical.

The main thing it needs is a stronger orange taste though, the orange peel I added hasn't added enough orange to the mix, but it has a good chocolate taste, so I think it's worth trying again.