Cacao mousse layer cake
- 1½ cups (195g) plain spelt flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¾ cup(180ml) maple syrup
- ½ cup(110g) raw caster (superfine) sugar
- ¾ cup (180ml) extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup (160ml) milk
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup (40g) raw cacao powder
cacao mousse filling
- 1 avocado
- ⅓ cup (35g) raw cacao powder
- ⅓ cup (80ml) maple syrup
- ¼ cup (60ml)coconut cream
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F). Place the flour, baking powder, maple syrup, sugar, oil, vanilla, milk, eggs and cacao in the bowl of an electric mixer. Whisk on medium speed for 2 minutes or until smooth and well combined.
- Divide mixture
evenly between 2 x 20cm round cake tins lined with non-stick baking paper. Cook for 30 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Allow to cool in tins for 10 minutes then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.
- To make the
cacao mousse filling, place the avocado, cacao, maple syrup, coconut cream, oil and vanilla in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. Spooninto a large bowl, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until chilled.
- To serve, place one cake onto a serving plate and spoon over half of the cacao mousse. Place the remaining cake on top and spread with remaining mousse. Chill for 1hour before serving. Serves 12
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