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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

dark chocolate and almond bundt cake


well, i have found nirvana...in this cake. and yes, it really contains healthful ingredients that your body will love you for and yes it contains the all mighty dark chocolate. oh, and low fat too. if there is one thing to try on this blog of mine it is this! it is super light and airy with a deep chocolatey flavor.
i used sunspire brand grain sweetened dark chocolate chips...i get them a wild oats. next time i make this, and i am thinking next week, i am going to spring for green&blacks organic dark chocolate cocoa powder...to.die.for!
i adapted it from a recipe i found on cookinglight.com that was a german chocolate bundt cake...i can't imagine that recipe holding a candle to this one though. littlefoodie is out of luck tonight on this cake...bigfoodie daddy and i will be indulging once the beast is settled!

enjoy!

1/4 cup organic cocoa
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips, grain sweetened sunspire brand
1/2 cup boiling water
3/4 cup organic natural cane sugar
1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp pure almond extract
1 lg organic egg
1/2 cup organic quinoa flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp aluminum free baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cardamom
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 cup light coconut milk

topping:
1/4 cup organic oats
1/4 cup organic natural brown sugar
2 tbl unsalted butter
1/2 cup sliced, toasted almonds

preheat oven to 325F. grease bundt cake pan or 9x13 in baking pan.

combine cocoa powder, chocolate chips and boiling water...stir until combined. set aside.

beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy. add vanilla and almond extract and egg. beat until combined.

in a small bowl combine quinoa and whole wheat flour, baking powder and baking soda, cardamom, and salt.

add flour and coconut milk to the butter mixture alternatley....beginning and ending with flour. mix in chocolate.

for streusel:
combine oats, brown sugar, butter and almonds.

pour half of batter into pan. sprinkle oat/almond mixture over it.
pour remaining batter over it and bake 1 hr.

cool and eat!!!

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4 Comments:

Blogger Asha said...

Nirvana Indeed! Looks moist and delicious.What an array of great ingredients too.Quinoa and organic sugar sounds great.

7:03 AM

 
Blogger karrie said...

Oh, that looks fantastic!! Yum!!!

5:37 AM

 
Anonymous Lane said...

Dumb question...

Is there something I can sub for the cocomut milk that I can find in a regular grocery store?

8:14 AM

 
Blogger foodiemama said...

lane, any liquid will do. milk, almond milk, soy milk, etc.

8:57 AM

 

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