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Flourless and Dairyless Chocolate Birthday Cake

Monday, April 1, 2013

This cake helped me make my kitchen the messiest it's ever been. But I managed to bake this two layer bad boy all while my dad and I were watching Skyfall. I even managed to bring it with me to Black Hawk (casino in Colorado) without him even noticing.

Since I am not eating wheat or dairy and it was still Passover, I decided to use Yammie's flourless chocolate mountain cake as an inspiration.It's definitely gluten free.

Cake Ingredients:
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups dairy free chocolate (I used Enjoy)
6 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup coffee
1 tbsp vanilla
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp salt

Ganache Ingredients:
2 cups dairy free chocolate
3/4 cup coconut milk (you can substitute for heavy cream)

Cake Steps:
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Grease 2-3  8 inch cake pans with coconut oil
  3. Melt coconut oil, vegetable oil, and chocolate in a pan on med to high heat
  4. In your mixer, mix eggs and sugar at high speed for 5 minutes
  5. Add coffee and vanilla 
  6. Add cocoa and salt and mix until combined
  7. Mix in chocolate mixture and beat more
  8. Pour batter into pans (divide by two or three) If you only have one pan, bake each layer separately
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until fork/toothpick comes out clean

Ganache Steps:
  1. Melt chocolate and coconut milk on stove top
  2. When melted, pour into a separate bowl and place that bowl in ice water and whip until it becomes more fluffy
  3. Fill ganache between layers
  4. Spread on to your cake and and decorate with coconut flakes 
If you want to make your cake taller, you can double the ingredients or use smaller pans.

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