Not Quite Chocolate Cake
Yeah, it’s chocolate cake, but not really. I mean, there is chocolate in it, if 90% cocoa counts. You can even make this with sugar-free chocolate just as successfully, only it’s harder to find.
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbsp coconut flour
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp fine salt
- 150g dark chocolate (90% cocoa or higher), melted
- 400g chickpeas, drained
- 4 eggs
- 1½ tsp natural vanilla extract
- ¾ cup coconut sugar
- icing sugar and colourful fruits, to serve
1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Brush the insides of a 23cm cake tin with olive oil. Mix the coconut flour and 1 Tbsp cocoa and dust onto the inner surfaces of the tin, tapping out the excess.
2 Sift the remaining dry ingredients together and place in a large bowl. Combine the chickpeas, eggs, vanilla, coconut sugar and remaining oil in a food processor and purée until smooth. Add to the dry ingredients and stir thoroughly.
3 Spoon into the prepared tin, then bake for 45-50 minutes, until a skewer can be inserted and removed cleanly. Cool, dust with icing sugar, then serve with fruit.