Monday, November 8, 2010

Chocolate Cake with Marshmallow Frosting

Here I am with another chocolate dessert! Looking through my blog, I'm noticing a lot of chocolate desserts. We really do eat more than just chocolate cake/cookies/chocolate chips around here. Guess I tend to just post our desserts....I need to start posting our main course meals too. I've been trying quite a few vegetarian dishes and we're really liking how they turn out. I'll get some of those dishes lined up soon.

My hubby had a birthday recently. Birthdays mean birthday cake, no matter how old you are in my book. So chocolate cake with marshmallow frosting it is.

The chocolate cake is made with coconut flour, which makes a really good, rich cake. Cakes made with coconut flour taste the best at room temperature. The frosting is made with no refined sugar. I found several variations of this recipe around the web, made with either corn syrup, agave or honey. I chose the honey option and it ended up giving it a toasted marshmallow taste. Yum!!

On to the recipe!

Chocolate Cake (from Cooking with Coconut Flour by Bruce Fife)

3/4 cup butter, earth balance or coconut oil
1 cup cocoa powder
12 eggs
1/2 cup coconut milk or whole milk
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sifted coconut flour
1 tsp baking powder

Melt butter (I used earth balance soy free spread) in saucepan over medium heat. Mix in cocoa powder. Remove from heat and set aside. In a bowl, mix together eggs, coconut milk, sugar, salt and vanilla. Stir cocoa mixture into the egg mixture. Combine coconut flour with baking powder and whisk into batter until there are no lumps. Pour batter into either a greased 11x7 in pan, or 2 greased 8 or 9 1/2 inch layer cake pans. Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool and remove from baking pan(s). Fill and frost with marshmallow frosting or frosting of your choice.

Marshmallow frosting
I found this recipe here. She has pictures and detailed instructions on how to make this yummy frosting.

Want to have a piece? Come on over!! We have way more cake than the 4 of us can eat! But we're going to enjoy every bite. :)

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