Chocolate Sponge Cake

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I’m so sorry for the lack of posts lately, as you may know if you follow me on Instagram, I have been working on something so exciting with blogger @dannibelle. We are making an eBook together, Simply Good. which will be ready before xmas! It’s been such a busy time for me but I can’t tell you how excited I am to share our recipes with you. The eBook will have sweet AND savoury recipes – and trust me – they’re delicious.

Now, back to the cake. I made this yummy clean chocolate sponge cake for my gorgeous boyfriend’s 25th birthday. And it was a hit. When you eat a spoonful of cake, ¬†there’s so many different tastes that combine together so nicely. The sponge cake, strawberries and creamy chocolate pair perfectly together. Happy baking! X

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Ingredients

Chocolate sponge cake:

1 3/4 cup spelt flour or flour of choice

1/2 cup cacao powder

3 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

pinch of salt

10 pitted dates, chopped

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 cup almond milk

 

Chocolate mousse:

1 cup cashews, soaked for 10 minutes

2/3 cup cacao powder

1 cup rice malt syrup

pinch of salt

1 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup water

 

Decoration:

2 punnets of strawberries, chopped in half

 

Method

For chocolate sponge cake:

  • Preheat oven to 180C and spray a circular baking pan with baking spray
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cacao, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl
  • In a separate bowl, add coconut oil, eggs, rice malt syrup and vanilla and mix until combined
  • Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add liquid mixture. Stir through milk and dates and fold lightly
  • Transfer mixture to cake pan and place in the oven for 40 minutes. Let cool while you prepare the chocolate cream

 

For chocolate mousse:

  • Blend all ingredients except water. Add water if needed to create creamy texture and place in fridge for 10 minutes

 

For decoration:

  • Cut the cake in half carefully through the middle
  • Add half of the chocolate cream to top of the bottom half of the cake and smear until even. Add strawberries and place the second cake half on top.
  • Add the remainder of the chocolate cream to the top of the cake and smear until even. Add strawberries around the edges and one in the middle. Serve and enjoy!

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