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Chocolate and Coconut Log Cake with Matching Cup Cakes

SO sinful but so delicious! Nothing beats a moist chocolate cake and if you want to try a healthier alternative you can substitute the cake flour with almond flour. The coffee lends a delicious twist and is really very delicious even for non-coffee drinkers like myself. Much like cooking with wine, only what is best is left behind 🙂

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Ingredients:

2 cups of cake flour

2 cups of white sugar

2 large eggs

1 pinch of salt

2 teaspoons of vanilla essence

2.5 teaspoons of ground coffee (I used Nescafe Gold)

3/4 cup cocoa powder

2 teaspoons of baking powder

1.5 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda

250ml full cream milk

1/2 cup of olive oil

1 cup of boiling water

Method: 50minutes

Mix all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Once mixed, add eggs, vanilla essence, milk and olive oil. Mix thoroughly. This can be done using a mixer on medium speed but I used my trusty ‘ol hand whisk :-). Then, add the boiling water slowly while mixing vigorously so as to incorporate some air bubbles. Pour into a medium bread tin and the rest into a muffin pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes and use a skewer or knife to check if it is not gooey inside.

For the icing:

Ingredients:

250g plain cream cheese

100g smooth milk chocolate

1 Tablespoon of plain coconut oil

About 5 Flake bars or plain chocolate bars

Dessicated coconut

Method:

Pour water into a pan and heat over a stove. Break up the chocolate and put in a mug. Place the mug into the water ensuring that it is sturdy and water is halfway to the mug. Let the chocolate melt and slowly stir. Once melted, mix (in a dish) with the cream cheese and coconut oil. Using a small spoon, spread the ‘icing’ onto the cake and the cup cakes. Sprinkle some dessicated coconut and decorate with your Flake chocolate bars.

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