As you know, I am all about the LCHF baking life and handmake the treats sold at my coffee shop Ringside Cafe
While I love me some carb and sugar free treats, my kids are so not as keen! The ongoing questions when I’m in the kitchen baking from Hana is “Mom, is this the healthy cake for the coffee shop?” If I answer ‘yes’, getting even a taster size into her mouth is a challenge.
The result is that I am 90% sugar-free while my kids are all about that sugar life (mom of the year award goes to…)
And so this weekend I tried something new( ish) I lied 🙂
I called the kids into the kitchen and got them to help me on a chocolate cake that we were going to make for the family. When fielding the interrogation around the health status of the cake I confidentially answered that the cake was packed with all the sugary good stuff that they know and love.
The result? They helped me bake, ice and consume the entire cake and mommy patted herself on the back for good parenting!
Here is the recipe:
For the cake:
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1.5 cups almond flour
- 3/4 cup xylitol
- 5 eggs
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coco powder
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 banana
- 5 finely chopped dates
- 1 tspn baking powder
- 1tspn vanilla essence
For the icing:
- 3/4 slab of 80% dark chocolate
- tablespoon coconut oil
- sprinkles of your choice
- 2 tbltspoons honey
Mix all the dry ingredients together and then add the eggs, water,oil and mix well. Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend with a hand blender to hide any remnants of banana and dates.
Pour into greased cake tin and bake on 180 degrees for 25 minutes. Remember to check frequenetly with a toothpick as banting cakes bake differently in different ovens, Rather slightly undercook than overcook.
Once out the oven, allow cooling for 15 minutes. Melt choclate and oil and a little water to create a thick chocolate sauce, add honey to the mixture. Spread chocolate sauce over cake evenly and decorate with colorful sprinkles and allow to set.
*Sugar content in added honey and sprinkles but still a healthier option compared to a usual cake.