DIABLO CHOCOLATE CAKE

'A chocolate vegan temptation'

 

Top layer:

  • 1 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cacao powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp apple purée
  • A pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 3/4 cup nut milk
  • 1/2 coconut palm sugar
  • 2 tbsp agave or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1/3 cup cacao nibs

Topping:

  • 6-8 ounces dark chocolate
  • Nuts (hazelnuts, pecan...)
  • Berries (blueberries, blackberries...)

 

Bottom layer:

  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cacao powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp apple purée
  • A pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/2 cup nut milk
  • 1/2 coconut palm sugar
  • 2 tbsp agave pr maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1/3 cup cacao nibs

Blueberry filling:

  • 3 cups blueberries (fresh or unfrozen)
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1/2 lemon (juice)

This is a rich chocolate cake recipe, probably something to make when you have some guests over. As i normally say, when i write a recipe, make it yours! You can just make one layer (of the dough) instead of two and switch the blueberries for slices of banana, apricots, plums... Eat it with yogurt, ice cream, plant cream...

Preheat the oven to 250°C. In a bowl add the dry ingredients of the bottom layer. Combine with a spoon. Then add to the same bowl the wet ingredients and mix all together until you get a smooth "kind of fluffy" dough, easy to mold (if too dry add some more nut milk). Place the dough on the bottom of a round cake form and press with your hands to create a regular surface.

To make the blueberry filling, mix in a new bowl the blueberries, sugar and lemon juice. If the berries are fresh, crush them by using a fork. If the berries are unfrozen, you wont need all the liquid from the unfrozen process. Add the blueberry filling over the bottom layer by using a spoon (as i pointed out before, save part of the liquid if using unfrozen blueberries, perhaps you can use as a yogurt topping...). 

To make the top layer, repeat the same steps as the bottom layer. When ready, place the dough on the top of the blueberry filling and press carefully to flatten the surface (it doesn't need to be perfectly flat!).

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Place the cake form in the oven. Bake for approx. 40-45 minutes in 200°C. After ten minutes add a couple of spoons of melted coconut oil on the top of the cake and with the same spoon spread it uniformly. Once ready, remove from the oven. Let it cool down for 15-20 minutes before removing it from the cake form (make sure when you open it you do it over a tray or counter that can get dirty, as might drop blueberry juice).

To make the chocolate sauce: Cut the chocolate into smaller pieces and melt it over a bath/double boiler. Take it off and let it cool down a bit. Drizzle the chocolate over the cake by using a spoon.

Top with some nuts, fresh fruits berries. Delicious to enjoy with some plant yogurt or ice cream!