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Chocolate s’mores cake

Chocolate s’mores cake

Chocolate s’ mores cake is certainly the way to spend your holidays. My son and I are bigg fans of the marshmallow frosting and I swear if there is anything that makes this cake even more amazing is the fact that this cake is plant-based and topped with hazelnuts and chopped chocolate for extra measure.

Chocolate s’ mores cake is certainly the way to spend your holidays. My son and I are bigg fans of the marshmallow frosting and I swear if there is anything that makes this cake even more amazing is the fact that this cake is plant-based and topped with hazelnuts and chopped chocolate for extra measure.

Have I mentioned that I am craving chocolate like crazy lately? I guess it’s the season and the fact that I am seven months pregnant one of these days. Not that I need a reason to love cake and chocolate and s’ mores. To take a break from all the holiday pressure of creating recipes, I’d rather just dive right into this cake already and no better way to do it than with a giant spoon!

With our Christmas plans on the ice this year, we are kind of in limbo at the moment. It’s two weeks to go before D-day and I have no idea where we are going, what we are eating, but one thing is for sure I might need a proper break of this teensy town before the baby comes. I am already sick of the rain, and there looks like there is no end in sight for a couple of months to come.

There are so many things that have to happen and I am slightly anxious (pass me the cake if you please). I have shopped copious amounts of shoes these last two weeks to save me a few trips, that’s for sure. Online shopping and anxiety are not a good combination and whoever said pregnancy hormones are something to joke about?!

BUT the upside is, cake, cake and cake…poor little miss will be ready for the winter once she is born with all the extra layers of fat to protect her against the cold. At least I know she’ll be warm, lol!

So here’s cake and Christmas in two weeks people! ABSOLUTE must make if you’re looking for a crowdpleaser.

Recipe

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4-6 people

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Intermediate

Chocolate s’ mores cake

Chocolate s' mores cake

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup spelt or any other gluten-free flour like sorgum, millet or quinoa
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup canola or any other neutral oil like grapeseed
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar

S’mores frosting

  • Aquafaba juice of one can of 260g canned chickpeas
  • 1 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp guar gum (optional)
  • pinch of salt

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celcius. 
  2. Mix the dry ingredients and set aside. 
  3. Add the milk, oil, apple cider vinegar into a bowl and then add this to the dry ingredients, mix well with a wooden spoon. 
  4. Pour the cake into a parchment-lined square cake tin of your preference and bake for 15-20 minutes until cooked through. Test with a toothpick to make sure.
  5. Meanwhile, make the frosting by draining the aquafaba from the chickpea can into a clean whisking bowl. 
  6. Whisk until soft peaks start to form and gradually start sifting in the icing sugar. 
  7. When the frosting starts to become glossy add the apple cider vinegar and the guar gum, whisking still for another 3-5 minutes until stiff peaks form. 
  8. The frosting should be sticking to your spoon and then you know it’s ready, tip the bowl upside down to make sure the meringue is stiff.
  9. When the cake is cooled, add a couple of tbsp of the frosting on top, smooth out with a spatula and toast ontop making use of a torch blower to brown the top. 
  10. Decorate the cake with toasted hazelnuts and chopped vegan chocolate. 
  11. Serve straight away otherwise, the aquafaba frosting will deflate the next day. 
  12. Use the rest of the frosting for vegan pavlova, on top of your hot chocolate  or to make mini meringues. 

Hope you love this recipe, I am eating the frosting by spoon full at this stage. Not to mention add crumbs of cake on to food I dare not mention…

M*

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