Flourless, no added sugar, no added butter chocolate cake


One of my listeners on the radio show asked me if I had a recipe for a chocolate cake without flour and after two trials today, here is the best version:

1 1/2 cups pure ground almonds
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2cup dates, chopped up
1 cup prunes, chopped up
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 eggs
Few drops good vanilla extract
1/2 cup water

Preheat oven to 170 C.

Place all the ingredients into a large bowl. Use a hand blender to combine into a smooth paste.

Prepare a cake tin 20cm greased with a touch of oil.

Add the baking powder into the batter.

Stir gently.
Pour the batter into the cake tin.
Bake for 35 minutes.
Leave to cool before removing from the pan.


Another day with clear skies, as though it is the start of summer. This is a glorious country, no words to describe.


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