Chocolate Cake

It's really chocolatey, moist and a little gooey. It's covered in a healthy chocolate mousse ganache, made with ingredients you would already have in your pantry, ready in 30 minutes and PACKED WITH SUPERFOODS!

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 cup sweet potato mashed
  • 1/2 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup hemp flour
  •  1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 eggs lightly whisked
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup olive oil 
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • handful (roughly 1/3 cup) hemp seeds

For the chocolate mousse ganache

  • 2 avocados
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

Method

  1. Preheat over to 180˚C
  2. Grease a round cake pan with butter or oil and line the bottom with baking paper
  3. Pierce the sweet potato all over with a fork. Either place in the microwave on high for 6 to 8 minutes, or in the oven for 40-50 minutes until flesh is soft. 
  4. Cut open lengthwise and scoop out the flesh. Mash it well in a medium bowl or jug (or pulse in a food processor for a few seconds). Let it cool a little. 
  5. Combine the flours, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl. 
  6. Add the eggs, vanilla, oil and maple syrup to the sweet potato and mix well with a wooden spoon. Add to the dry ingredients and mix again until well combined. 
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 18 minutes or until the top is just cooked and the centre is a bit gooey. 
  8. Let it cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then carefully turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. 

For the frosting

  1. Pulse the avocado, cocoa and maple syrup in a food processor until silky and smooth. Once the cake is completely cool, spread the frosting thickly all over the top and sides.

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