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Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Cake With Avocado Icing

No one should have to miss out on a slice of cake to celebrate those big occasions, and this is the perfect party cake for those with special dietary needs.

This cake is gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free and free from refined sugars ... but it's still full of deliciousness!

Serves: 8-12
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 beetroots, peeled and chopped
  • 240g gluten-free flour
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 200g coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 60ml coconut oil, melted
  • 180ml water
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 

For the icing:

  • 2 avocados
  • 180g maple syrup
  • 40g cocoa powder

 Instructions:

  1.  To make the beetroot purée, place the beetroots in a pan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and cook for 20-25 minutes until tender. Leave to cool, then place in a food processor with 1-2 tablespoons of the beetroot water. Purée until smooth.
  2.  Preheat the oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan/gas mark 4. Grease a 16cm cake tin and line with parchment paper.
  3.  Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a bowl.
  4.  One at a time, whisk in the oil, beetroot purée, water and vinegar.
  5.  Pour the batter into the tin and bake for 50 minutes. Leave to cool in the tin for about 25 minutes, then remove from the tin and leave to cool completely.
  6.  Meanwhile, combine the ingredients for the icing in a food processor and whizz into a very smooth purée.
  7.  Spread the cooled cake with the icing and refrigerate to store.

Per Serving 286 kcals, 12.3g fat (6g saturated), 46.9g carbs, 27.6g sugars, 3g protein, 6.2g fibre, 0.264g sodium

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