Grain free chocolate cake is a family favourite. Served with extra thick cream it makes a delicious pudding. Today I thought I would make a mocha version. hope you like it.
Mocha cake –
150g ground almonds
40g cacao powder ( I use BonPom )
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 1/2 cups of dates stones removed , approximately fill a 1 pint jug with dates
1/2 cup ( 100ml ) of fresh strong coffee – from soaking dates
2 tbsp melted unsalted butter ( or 2 tbsp melted coconut oil )
pre heat oven 165c
put the halved dates in a pint jug and fill to the top with freshly made coffee
leave for 10 mins
put dates in a blender with 1/2 cup( 100ml ) of the coffee soaking liquid
( keep rest of coffee soaking liquid incase you want to add some more later )
blend to a smooth paste.
put dry ingredients in to a bowl
add beaten eggs and melted butter
add smooth date paste
pour into a greased lined cake tin
bake for 25- 30 mins at 165 c
remove cake from tin and put on a wire rack
Enjoy with cream or cream alternative.
If you are not avoiding sugar I’m sure this cake would be delicious with chocolate and coffee butter icing