Chocolate Olive Oil Cake with Chocolate Coconut Ganache

Preparation: 15 minutes     Cooking Time: 45-55 minutes    Serves: 15 slices

2 1/2 cups almond meal / flour
1/2 cup Loving Earth raw cacao
1/2 teaspoon baking soda or bicarb
1/2 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
3 free range eggs
1/2 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon vanilla 
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup  Pure Harvest rice malt syrup or honey


1. Preheat oven to 160 C.

2. Combine the dry ingredients - almond meal, cacao, baking powder and baking soda into a bowl.

3. Add the olive oil, coconut milk and brown rice malt syrup. Mix well.

4. Beat the eggs until light and fluffy and fold with a stainless steel spoon into the wet mixture. Fold the eggs in stages until you have a thick yet smooth batter.

5. Spoon into a 20 cm round baking tin that you have lined with baking paper to prevent sticking.

6. Bake for 50 – 55 minutes or until just cooked through.

7. Remove from the oven and cool completely, and then poor the Chocolate Ganache. Enjoy!

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