Sunday, May 20, 2012

Paleo Chocolate Cake

I hate Chocolate ! I never have sweet tooth and never crave for chocolate. But I just love baking chocolate cake.

I saw this recipe at Elana's Pantry and has been waiting for an occasion where I could bake a chocolate cake ! Perfect opportunity came today when my running coach invite us for a BBQ at his place.... Oh yes ! Time to bake a chocolate cake !

A perfect Paleo chocolate cake... I think it taste good.

For the frosting, I used the recipe from Lifefoodjourney Site . I replaced the coconut oil with grapeseed oil and my frosting could not set...BIG OPPPSS! But it still looks good !

Chocolate Cake
¾ cup coconut flour, sifted
¼ cup cacao powder
1 teaspoon celtic sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
10 eggs 1 cup grapeseed oil
1 ½ cups agave nectar(I use honey)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon orange zest(I omitted this)

1. In a small bowl combine flour, cacao, salt and baking soda
2. In a large bowl using an electric hand blender, blend eggs, oil, agave nectar, vanilla and orange zest
3. Add dry ingredients into large bowl and continue to blend
4. Oil (2) 9-inch cake pans and dust with coconut flour ( I used a single pan and bake it as a single layer cake)
5. Pour batter into pans and bake at 325° for 35-40 minutes
6, Remove from oven, allow to cool completely then remove from pans Frost and serve

For the Frosting
1 cup of cocoa powder
 3/4 cup of virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup of honey ( I used one cup of honey)
 dash or two of sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

1. Gently melt the coconut oil in a saucepan (you don’t want to heat it, just melt it)
2. In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients and pulse until well combined.
3.  Scrape into a small bowl and place in the freezer or refrigerator until it has hardened to desired consistency.


1 comment:

  1. Looks absolutely delicious! I would so love to try some of that. I reckon it would taste awesome.