Chocolate Kumara Cake

Our ‘healthy as’, cake! If it wasn’t for the 4 eggs we would have covered all the bases. This gluten free, ‘almost dairy free’, refined sugar free (real sugar optional) kumara cake packs a moist punch and we are so proud of it.

Follow the recipe below (or don’t) and let us know how you go!

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Ingredients

  • 2 Medium / large grated kumaras
  • 1 cup of dates blasted into tiny pieces
  • 3/4 cup of coconut flour
  • 3/4 cup of raw cacao powder (or use what you have)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup of oil (only because I ran out of coconut oil) so optional here
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 3 tablespoons of organic coconut sugar
  • 1/2 a cup of water
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Like all good recipes, pre-heat the oven first at 180 degrees!

This requires some arm work, so hopefully you haven’t already been to the gym today.
Grating these kumaras took some time, I suggest putting on an episode of Friends (recently obsessed all over again) to keep you motivated.

Once grated add your processed into tiny pieces, dates to the mix. Mix these both together. Then in another bowl, add your dry ingredients. Coconut flour, cacao powder, sea salt and baking soda. Then in another bowl add 4 eggs, whisk together with coconut oil, oil, honey, your organic sugar and water to a bowl. Mix together.

Then add together in one big bowl, mix until the mixture is all mixed. Mix. I love to mix it up. This will look nice and moist, which excites us all. Also a thing to note is, we love using so many bowls. I don’t know why, as we both hate cleaning up.

Divide mixture into two paper lined  tins. And cook for 15 minutes. Check it at 15 and see if the fork is clean. Otherwise obviously cook for longer.

Once your cakes are cool you have options. You can make some fabulous icing. You could dust with icing sugar, or cover in nuts if you are being healthy.
I chose when I was ready to serve to add berries and dust with icing sugar. I also added a layer of melted chocolate because I was feeling naughty!!!!

ENJOY! Let us know how it goes team.