Chocolate Chestnut Cake (Bite This)

chocolate chestnut cake 01 Chocolate Chestnut Cake (Bite This)

This is a decadently delicious wheat free cake. The chestnut flour adds a divine depth and a touch of nuttiness and has quickly become on of my favorite gluten free flours to bake with. Serve this cake alone, with cashew cream or some homemade Ice Cream and you and your guest will never think this is vegan. Oh and your chocolate fix will be…ummmm…fixed.

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For the Recipe

1 1/2 cups whole spelt flour

1/2 cup chestnut flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 cups cacoa or cocoa powder

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 cup homemade nut milk or unsweetened soy

1/3 cup coconut butter/oil, melted

1 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup agave

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp sea salt

Instructions
1. Preheat oven 350.
2. Oil a 9 inch springform pan – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springform_pan
3. Sift or mix flours, baking powder and baking soda in bowl.
4. In a small saucepan over medium heat, dissolve the cocoa or cacao powder and cinnamon in the milk, stirring continuously. When it begins to bubble, remove from heat and pour into another bowl.
5. Add remaining liquid ingredients and salt to the cocoa and whisk until combined.
6. Pour the mixture into the dry and whisk until batter is smooth.
7. Pour batter into the oiled springform pan and bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes or until cake starts to pull away from the sides of the pan and a toothpick comes out clean.

chocolate chestnut cake 02 Chocolate Chestnut Cake (Bite This)

  • Anja Dalby

    “1 1/2 cups whole spelt flour” ? Then it isn´t glutenfree is it?

  • Liiv

    no, my dear, it isn’t

  • Aria

    Hi Anja,

    this is a ‘wheat free’ cake…one of the flours i use is gluten free….BUT you can substitute all purpose gluten free flour for the spelt if you wanna make it GF! let me know how it goes too!

  • Scott

    This cake was amazing! I made it for my dads birthday (not a vegan) and brought it to a restaurant to serve. Not only did he say it was the best chocolate cake hes ever had anywhere, but the waiters were amazed it was vegan and the chef came out to try it after the word got out. “Compliments to the chef”. I ended up making two sheets and putting a dark chocolate layer in between and then around the whole thing so it came out like a layer cake. Wow.

  • http://gliving.com V Blak

    That’s awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/kittyglamourcat Kitty Glamourcat

    OMG! this sounds delish! will somehow have to find time to create it! :P

  • http://www.HealthyintheKitchen.com/ Chef Michelle

     Spelt is an ancient wheat grain. It is not gluten-free.



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