Deliciously Ella’s Chocolate Ganache Cake

Deliciously Ella's cake is simple - you'll only need 6 ingredients


General info

Serves: Makes one cake

Ingredients

For the cake

Coconut oil, for the tin

  • 3 avocados
  • 7 tablespoons almond butter
  • 8 tablespoons raw cacao powder, plus more to dust (optional)
  • 11 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 140g ground almonds
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds

For the frosting

  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C). Oil a 20cm cake tin with coconut oil; I don’t line it with baking parchment as my ‘tin’ is made from silicone. If yours isn’t, you might want to.
  2. Scoop the avocado flesh out of the skins; discard the stones.
  3. Add the avocados to a food processor with all the other ingredients and blend until smooth. Scrape the batter into the prepared tin and level the top.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool and bind together for at least 20 minutes before turning out of the tin.
  5. Sift over a little more cacao powder, if you like, to serve, as we did for the photo, or make the frosting. For the frosting, warm the coconut oil in a small saucepan just until it melts. Stir in all the other ingredients until you have a smooth, glossy glaze. Use it to frost the top of the cold cake, then leave to set.

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This cake is perfect just as it is, frosted or not, but you could add a scoop of coconut ice cream to each slice if you want.
Recipe extracted from Deliciously Ella Every Day by Ella Woodward (Yellow Kite). Photography Clare Winfield.

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