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Avocado Oil and Hemp Chocolate Cake

Avocado Oil and Hemp Chocolate Cake

Recipe from Kate Davidson at www.nzhempfoods.co.nz.

A decadent chocolate cake for that special occasion!

Makes 16 Servings
PREP TIME 35 mins COOK TIME 50 mins TOTAL TIME 1 hr 25 mins

 

Cake:
 4 eggs
 ½ cup omegaNZ™ Avocado Oil
 ½ cup hemp seed milk
 ½ cup maple syrup
 2 tsp vanilla extract
 3 tsp baking powder
 ½ cup cacao powder
 2 ½ cups almond meal
 ¼ cup new hemisphere™ Hemp Protein (Buy Now)
 ¼ cup new hemisphere™ Hemp Seed Flour 
Chocolate Ganache
 250 g good quality dark chocolate (at least 70% cacao)
 250 ml cream
 pinch sea salt

 

Cake:
  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C Fan Forced. Line a 20 cm round springform baking tin.
  2. Whisk the eggs in a medium bowl then add the omegaNZ™ Avocado Oil, hemp seed milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine.
  3. Add the baking powder, cacao powder, almond meal, new hemisphere™ Hemp Protein and Hemp Seed Flour. Fold gently until combined.
  4. Place into the lined baking tin and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a cake skewer or knife inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  5. Cool completely.
  6. To ice, pour a generous amount of chocolate ganache over the cake and allow it to run down the sides. This gives a smooth glossy finish. Chill for an hour or so to set.
  7. Serve with a dollop of plain yoghurt and ENJOY!
Chocolate Ganache
  1. Chop the chocolate up into small pieces.
  2. Heat the cream over a medium heat in a small saucepan. Allow to simmer but do not boil. Remove from the heat.
  3. Add the chopped chocolate and salt. Leave to stand for 3 minutes without stirring.
  4. Stir gently until smooth then pour over cake.
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