Thursday, 24 January 2013

Agave nectar Chocolate cake

How to make a healthy ( well healthier) with no sugar chocolate dish ?  that's this months challenge for We should Cocoa  - January 2013, so here goes, substituting agave nectar for sugar is allowed.


  • 2/3 cup of light agave nectar
  • 1 cup of  plain wholemeal flour 
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Good pinch of salt
  • 1 egg free range please
  • 1/2 cup skimmed milk
  • 1/4 cup sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • Preheat oven to 180c
  • Oil spray and base line approx 8" round cake tin
  • Sieve flour, cocoa and all other dry ingredients into mixer bowl
  • Add all other ingredients except the boiling water
  • Mix throughly for a couple of minutes
  • Now stir in the boiling water, this is to activate the baking soda
  • Quickly pour your mixture into the prepared pan
  • Bake for approx 35 -40 minutes until tests done with a skewer
  • Cool in the tin for about 10 minutes and then on a wire rack
  • Serve when full cooled with creme fraiche or vanilla yoghurt.


1 comment:

Choclette said...

What was the verdict Linzi? It sounds like it might be good. Thanks for entering it into We Should Cocoa. Not sure what happened to your e-mail, it wasn't there, so sorry your entry is a day late in the posting.

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