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It's five days out from the big feast and we're looking for sweet treat inspo. This chocolate and beetroot layer cake from Gather and Feast does the job! You had us at cacao fudge frosting...

Chocolate and beetroot layer cake gather and feast

Cake

  • 300g good quality dark chocolate (use a ‘raw chocolate’ for a refined sugar free cake)
  • 80g coconut oil
  • 3 eggs or 3 'chia seed eggs' for a completely vegan cake (blend 3 tbs chia seeds with 6 tbs water (or 9 tbs of water if it seems a little dry) and leave to sit for a couple of minutes)
  • 280g coconut sugar
  • 1 tbs vanilla bean powder (or extract)
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¾ cup buckwheat flour
  • 1½ cups almond meal
  • ½ tsp bi carb soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  •  ¼ cup cacao powder
  • 400g raw beetroot, peeled, finely grated & squeezed of excess liquid
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Chocolate Fudge Frosting

  • 2 large or 3 medium ‘just ripe’ avocados (about 2 cups). ‘Reed’ are the best type of avocado for this as they are the creamiest. If you can’t get hold of ‘reeds’, use avocados that are a little under ripe rather than over ripe.
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbs rice malt syrup
  • 3 tbs cacao powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 200g dark chocolate, melted and slightly cooled (I used a mix of ‘raw cacao’ and ‘80%’ Pana Chocolate)

Chocolate and beetroot layer cake gather and feast

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