Chocolate Chickpea Cake

I first made this chocolate cake 5 years ago using this recipe from All Recipes: http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/6722/gluten-free-chocolate-cake.aspx

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My mum and I have made this cake many times since because it’s easy to make and never fails to impress. It’s richly chocolatey and has a fudgy, brownie-like texture. The amazing thing about it is that it’s made from tinned chickpeas instead of flour and I love seeing the surprise on people’s faces when I tell them. Here’s my modified, dairy free version of this amazing, gluten free, grain free chocolate chickpea cake.

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Vegan Chocolate Mousse

dscn5121This chocolate mousse is very rich and delicious; you wouldn’t believe that it’s dairy free, vegan and has no refined sugar. The best thing about it is you only need 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to make it!

Makes 3-4

  • 2 avocados, peeled and stone removed
  • 8 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 6 tbsp maple syrup
  • 120ml almond milk

Simply place all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz for 4 or 5 minutes, scrapping down the sides every now and again, until smooth. Spoon the mousse into glasses and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

 

Chocolate Crispy Cakes

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I bought a box of Nature’s Path Mesa Sunrise cereal because it was on offer in Tesco and I was really pleased with it. I don’t often eat cereal so this was a real treat. The flakes have a wholesome, grainy taste and makes a delicious low-sugar breakfast with soya milk or yoghurt. They’re also fantastically crunchy so I thought they would make awesome GF chocolate cornflake cakes.
Chocolate crispy cakes are a childhood favourite and are super easy and fun to make. I made these as a treat for a Macmillan Coffee Morning.

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