We just need to disclaim a few things:
- We love sugar – who doesn’t?
- Butter is absolutely fantastic.
- Flour brings everything together.
Now that that is out of the way, we do understand that occasionally you need to try something different, and by leaving out some of your most-loved ingredients it doesn’t mean your dessert won’t be tasty. In fact, as this scrumptious brownie cake developed by Delphine Fortin (and tweaked by us) proves, it can be absolutely delicious.
So, if you are looking for something yummy to nibble on while you are keeping an eye on what you eat, this is for you. Or are you looking for a moist dark chocolate cake? Then this easy recipe is exactly what you want. Just note, it is very dark; so we suggest smaller pieces if you are not used to it.
250 g pitted dates
200 g dark chocolate (70%)
½ tsp baking soda
1 tbsp. cocoa powder (we used dark cocoa)
3 large eggs
¼ cup coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla
1) Preheat the oven to 180°C and prepare a 20x20cm baking tin.
2) Boil the dates down to be manageable.
3) Melt the chocolate in a separate bowl. In the microwave is fine.
4) Add the rest of the ingredients and the dates to the melted chocolate.
5) Mix everything thoroughly.
6) Pour the batter into the tin and bake for about 25 minutes.
7) Let it cool down and enjoy.
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Recipe adapted from Del’s Cooking Twist.