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Chocolate cake 3-1

Recipe Notes:

  • The normal cake is about three layers if you want this five layers, you should make to double this recipe.
  • You cannot cut the layers in half after they have been baked. It’s like trying to cut a cheesecake into layers and is impossible.
  • The chocolate curls made from a melted chocolate chips into a brick, let them harden and then used a potato peeler to make curls.
  • I only used 1/2 cup of coconut oil and 1/2 cup of vegetable oil but feel free to add some coconut extract too if you want it really coconutty. Chocolate cake 3-2

Ingredients:

1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups chopped dairy free chocolate or chocolate chips
6 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup strong coffee (I’ve also used brandy)
1 tablespoon vanilla
3/4 cup cocoa powder (I used a mix of dutch process and regular)
1 teaspoon salt

Ganache:
2 cups chopped dairy free chocolate or chocolate chips
3/4 cup coconut milk

Chocolate Curls

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF/180 C. Grease three to five 8 inch/20 cm cake pans (depending on how many layers you want) and line with parchment paper.
  • Melt the oils and chocolate chips in the microwave or on the stove top.
  • Meanwhile beat together the eggs and sugar for about five minutes at high speed until pale and more than doubled in volume.
  • Add the coffee and vanilla to the eggs and beat until combined.
  • Sift in the cocoa and salt and mix again until combined.
  • Stream in the melted chocolate and oil and beat until combined.
  • Divide into prepared cake pans and bake for about 15-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out with some crumbs attached but no longer wet.

For the ganache,

  • melt together the chocolate and 3/4 cup of coconut milk in the microwave.
  • You’ll want to turn the microwave power down to about 30% and stir often or use a double broiler.
  • You can use the ganache just like this, or you can whip it up a bit for some added volume. Place the bowl of melted chocolate in a larger bowl of ice water and whip until it fluffs up a bit.Chocolate cake 3-3
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