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Healthy Chocolate Cake

Yields1 Serving

 2 cups almond meal
 1/4 cup (for cake) + 1 1/2 tablespoons (for icing) unsweetened cocoa powder
 2 tablespoons flax seeds
 1 teaspoon baking powder
 2 eggs
 1/2 cup rice malt syrup
 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence/extract
 1/2 cup pitted dates (dried or fresh)
 5 tablespoons milk of choice

Preheat oven to 180˚C.


For the cake - Add almond meal, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, flax seeds and baking powder to a medium bowl and mix until combined. Add eggs, rice malt syrup, olive oil and 1 teaspoon vanilla essence/extract and mix until combined. Pour into a round 8 x 8 inch baking tray (or smaller) and bake for 25 - 30 mins.


For the icing - place dates in a blender and blend until they clump and become a paste. Add the rest of the ingredients, yet slowly adding 1 tablespoon of milk at a time and continue to blend until smooth consistency. Spread evenly over cooled cake and enjoy.