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Everyday Chocolate Cake

October 30, 2012

Do you have a basic standby chocolate cake recipe that you always go to? Or are you like me and have a book filled with copious recipes of chocolate cake renditions? I have recipes for flourless, low-fat, high fat, fudgy, puddingy, to serve cold, to serve hot, dinner party calibre (read with copious alcohol), with veges, without, the list goes on!!

As my diet has changed over the years, my book has increasingly become more & more filled with more & more unusual recipes. I am constantly experimenting and handwritten scraps of paper, without titles, are the norm. So it was here that I found a jotted down list of ingredients and thought, “what is this?”, “when did I work this one out?” “why didn’t I put a name on it?!” The only solution was, of course, to cook it and find out. Only then did I remember that this recipe was a great basic standby, a foolproof chocolate cake, great for when the kids come home from school and gluten-free to boot!

This recipe is pretty forgiving. It is nut free and I have often substituted things for when I want dairy free or exchange gluten-free flours. 100% quinoa can have an overpowering taste for some, so I often mix it with buckwheat or sorghum.

100g buckwheat flour (I used 50g quinoa, 30g buckwheat & 20g pea protein)
100g sugar (I used Natvia)
100g butter ( coconut oil works too)
3 eggs
70g water (or milk)
30g cocoa
1 teas baking powder
1/2 teas bicarb soda
40g dark chocolate
 
If you are grinding your own seeds, mill the buckwheat and/or quinoa with the sugar and chocolate until fine.
Add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix for a few seconds SP 5. Add the butter and blend on SP 5 for a few seconds to rub in, then add the rest of the wet ingredients.
 
The batter will be thick & silky. Cook in a loaf tin for 30 minutes or until done on 180°C.
 
Note: I actually make up my own Natvia which is a combination of Erythritol (1 cup) & Stevia (1 teas dry powder). I buy it from iherb in California, USA and it is much cheaper this way, even factoring in postage.
In fact I buy most of my supplements and health foods from here as when you spend $40 AUD the postage is free!! They have a great range of gluten free flours and naturally sweetened products. If you are interested, have a look at their site and quote coupon code EQA766 to get $10AUD discount off your first purchase.

 

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