Vanilla cake with fruit and chocolate

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Vanilla Cake with fresh Figs, Blueberries and Chocolate Sauce
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Makes 1 9" round cake, or 1 9x5 loaf or cupcakes (not sure how many as we have not tried them)
Serves: 4-6
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup apple sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. flax meal + 3 Tbsp. water
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 cup vanilla coconut milk (any non-dairy milk will work)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups rice flour (or your favorite gf flour)
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 dash sea salt
  • ½ cup - ¾ cup coconut sugar (depends on how sweet you like things. Try to use as little as you can, since sugar is not a health promoting ingredient)
Chocolate Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. cacao powder
  • 1½ Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1 Tbsp. non-dairy milk
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • 2-3 large fresh figs
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 Deg F. Line your baking pan with parchment paper (very important).
  2. Next, mix together flax and water and set aside.
  3. Mix all of the dry cake ingredients, including the sugar, in a large bowl. Stir well.
  4. Add the flax mixture to a medium bowl, then add the milk and squeeze the lemon into the bowl. Stir well.
  5. Then add the remaining wet ingredients: oil, apple sauce and vanilla. Stir well.
  6. Add all of the wet ingredients to the dry and stir together.
  7. Pour mixture into your desired cake pan and bake according these times: ( 9-inch round or cupcakes: 30 minutes ) ( 9x5 loaf pan: 50- 60 minutes )
  8. While cake is baking, chop berries and set aside.
  9. Make chocolate sauce by mixing ingredients together in a small bowl.
  10. When cake is done, allow to cool before adding chocolate sauce, about 15- 20 minutes.
  11. Add berries and drizzle chocolate sauce on top.
*This is a thin cake, not super dense, perfect for an afternoon treat or something on a warm summer night.

**We put chocolate sauce in a plastic bag and cut off the end to drizzle it on the cake, worked well.


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