June 16, 2013

Paleo (stone age diet) chocolade cake


I got the recipe on paleo (stone age diet) chocolate cake from a rowing friend, which had baked it in connection with a picnic row. And this weekend I went away on another rowing trip, where one of the participants can not tolerate the use of milk products due to lactose intolerance, so I decided to bake this cake, so everyone in the boat could enjoy a piece of cake together.

Having my work in mind working with food, I can easily make the following relevant claims to accompany this cake:

  • No Sugar Added (I do not mean sugar free)
  • Lactose-free
  • Gluten-free

If you do not tell people eating this cake about the unusual ingredients used in this cake, they will eat the cake and assume it it a normal rich chocolate cake with plenty of butter, sugar and flour, so give it a try and be surprised.

Paleo (stone age diet) chocolate cake:

  • 4 eggs
  • 160 g dark chocolate
  • 250 g almond flour
  • 160 g coconut milk/cream (I used cream with 18% fat inside)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 15 dates -fresh with stone removed
  • 1 vanilla pod - only the corns
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  1. Heat the (conventional) oven to 180'C.
  2. Blend the almond flour and dates together.
  3. Melt the chocolate and coconut milk/cream together in a small cooking pot on low heat. Mix it well together, so it looks like chocolate sauce.
  4. Whip the eggs together.
  5. Stir almond flour/date mix, chocolate/coconut milk and egg-mass together in a mixing bowl, until the cake dough is homogeneous.
  6. Afterwards add it the cocoa powder, baking powder and vanilla corn into the cake dough.
  7. Line a baking tray (20x26 cm) with a piece of baking paper (so it more easily to get the cake out of the form after baking).
  8. Bake the cake in the middle of the oven at 180'C for 30-40 minutes.
  9. Check with a baking pin, that the cake mass is not liquid/moist, before you stop baking the cake.
  10. Cool down the cake before serving.

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