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Vegan Chocolaty Chocolate Cake with Date-Chocolate Frosting

Vegan Chocolaty Chocolate Cake Recipe


Description

I don’t make cakes very often – I’m more of a bread and muffin person, because they are easier to divide into portions and freeze. However, sometimes I come out of my comfort zone and make the effort to create festive bakes. This vegan chocolaty chocolate cake is definitely something you could bring as a gift to a birthday party or surprise your guests with.


Scale

Ingredients

WET

  • 8 extra large Turkish figs (about 25g, 0.88oz each), chopped
  • 200ml coconut milk + 100ml water
  • 2 big ripe bananas
  • 200ml applesauce (about 6 tbsps.)
  • 1 heaped tbsp. peanut butter
  • Pinch of sea salt

DRY

DATE-CHOCOLATE FROSTING

  • 1 cup dates, chopped
  • ¾ cup (188g, 6.6oz) water
  • 2 tbsps. coconut milk
  • 4 tbsps. raw cacao powder

Instructions

CAKE

  1. In a small bowl, cover the chopped figs with water-coconut milk mixture and let soak for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Heat oven to 175 C (350 F).
  3. In a big bowl, mix together the flours, baking powder, vanilla and cacao powder. If you are using vanilla extract, add it to wet mixture.
  4. Place the figs with the soak liquid, bananas, peanut butter, applesauce and coconut milk into a blender and blend until smooth.
  5. Add the wet mixture to the bowl of dry ingredients, and mix with spoon until all the dry ingredients have disappeared.
  6. Now mix chopped dark chocolate into the batter.
  7. Spoon the batter into a round or square or whatever shaped baking tin (bottom lined with parchment paper and sides greased with a bit of coconut oil).
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Let cool in the tin for at least 15 to 20 minutes before removing.

DATE-CHOCOLATE FROSTING

  1. Cut dates into smaller pieces and let soak in ¾ cup of water for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Blend dates, the soak water, coconut milk, salt and cacao into smooth cream. You’ll need to scoop with spoon in between.

DECORATING THE CAKE

  1. When the cake is cooled, spoon the frosting onto its surface and carefully start spreading it. Let it flow a bit over the edges.
  2. Should you want to spread the sides with knife, cool the frosting in fridge where it thickens.
  3. Sprinkle some shredded coconut and chopped chocolate on top. You may also add some fresh berries, e.g. blueberries and wild strawberries.
  • Method: Baking

Keywords: vegan chocolaty chocolate cake

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