-3/4 cup coconut flour
-1/2 cup tapioca flour
-1 cup raw cacao powder
-1 tsp baking soda
-Sprinkle of sea salt and cinnamon (adds a sweet touch to everything!)
- 1 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 cup maple syrup (add 1/4 cup if you have a sweet tooth; add less if you like chocolate richness)
-3/4 cup water
-3 tbsp high quality vanilla extract
1. Preheat your oven to 375 F.
2. This recipe makes two small cakes to be layered with chocolate frosting in-between and on top. If you don't have two 9-inch cake pans you can put it in one, but I am not sure how high it will rise in the pan (it may overflow, but at the same time, mine barely rose so it could work to make one big cake!)
3. This step is key: cut out parchment paper to line the bottom so they don't stick!
4. Then use a bit of the coconut oil to grease the pans (you should have 3/4 oil left for the recipe)
5. Combine flours, cacao, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda in a bowl.
6. In a food processor with a dough handle (you can also use a stand mixer), add the eggs. Once whisked, add the oil, syrup, water, vanilla extract and mix until combined. You may have to stop it and scrape off the edges a bit.
7. Now slowly add the dry ingredients into the food processor, scraping the sides if needed.
8. Pulse and process for about a minute so it becomes fluffy.
9. Then use a spatula to evenly divide the batter between the pans. It should be thick.
10. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
-1/3 bag Enjoy life chocolate chips
-1/2 cup coconut milk
-1/3 cup raw honey
-1 tbsp vanilla extract
-Pinch sea salt
1. In a saucepan heat up the coconut milk and chocolate chips together mixing continuously until melted.
2. Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir constantly for 3-5 minutes.
3. Remove, place in bowl and stick in freezer for 10 minutes so it thickens!
4. Once thick, spread on top of both cakes and stick in the fridge to set until you serve. (Saves well in the freezer too)
Voila, you're done and have a beautiful masterpiece! It seems like a lot of steps, but if you grab a partner it really isn't that difficult, especially if you make the frosting while the cakes are cooking.
Thanks to paleospirit.com for the inspiration.