So this past week has been cold and wintery, and that means staying inside baking, doesn't it??!! Ive felt like chocolate alot lately too, and I am more than happy to fix this issue! I thought a good chocolate cake was necessary but added stewed plums in the centre and wow, it was delicious! I usually make cakes with two layers and spread a favourite homemade jam in the middle, so this was just a little bit more fancy and I used homemade stewed plums I had prepared when plums were in abundance and froze lots of portions for times like this!
|Sorry for sloppy mess and bad photography!|
You will need
75 gm coconut oil or butter
200 ml honey
200ml strong black coffee
(just to clarify, this is made up coffee,
not just coffee powder/granules)
40gm cocoa powder
1tbs coconut sugar
200 gm spelt flour
1 tsp baking soda
For the icing:
50gm butter, chopped
50gm coconut sugar
1-2 tbs cocoa powder
First, preheat oven to 190C and grease and line two round cake tins. Melt your coconut oil or butter and add to everything else in a bowl.
Make sure the mixture is combined well and pour the batter evenly into the prepared tins.
Place in oven and bake for roughly 20-25 min or until a skewer comes out clean.While the cakes are baking, you can use this time to defrost or make up some stewed plums for the centre. The coffee can make the cake look quite dark when it is baked so no need to stress that you've burnt it! Place on a cooling rack until cold.
Once cold, place one of the cake on the plate or container you will serve it from as it will be harder to move once all assembled. Spread your cold stewed plums generously on the bottom cake.
Then place the second cake ontop, with the rounded side facing up as its easier to spread icing on.
Make up the icing by placing the chopped butter in a bowl. Add the coconut sugar and cocoa powder and a drop of boiling water. Blend with an electric mixer until smooth, light and fluffy. Spread ontop of cake.
|Please ignore the icing and plums spilt everywhere!!|
Right, now to cut fat slices to eat, serve with some good quality cream and enjoy with a freshly brewed pot of tea! Enjoy!