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A Delicious, Moist, Grain-Free Chocolate Cake

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This is one of the best chocolate cakes I have had in a while. The texture is rich and dense, so you could easily use this recipe for brownies. The recipe is based on one which came from a newspaper article about cooking for cancer sufferers, but I tweaked it a little. I will definitely be making this one again (but not when my man is around as the ground almonds would make him very sick!)

Beetroot Chocolate Cake (makes a 23cm diameter round cake)
Ingredients:

300g cubed beetroot, cooked until very tender
4 eggs
4 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
125g ground almonds
1 tbsp coconut flour
125 dark chocolate (plus 3 extra squares for the topping)
4 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 180C
Line and grease a 23cm diameter cake tin.
Blend beetroot, eggs, honey, vanilla, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a blender or food processor until thick and creamy.
Add dry ingredients and blitz again.
Melt the dark chocolate in a Bain-Marie with the coconut oil. Mix into the batter.
Pour into the tin and bake for 35-40 mins
Remove from the oven.
Place the 3 squares of chocolate on the top of the hot cake and allow to melt, spreading the chocolate over the surface of the cake with the back of a spoon.

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About Gorgeously Grain-Free

I love food. I live to eat. Some may say I'm obsessed with food. However I want to feel and look good. Since I gave up grains and sugar and adopted a 'primal', whole foods diet, I have never felt (or looked) better!

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