Paleo-friendly Coconut Chocolate Coffee Cake
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Serves: 4-6
What you need
  • What you'll need:
  • (all ingredients are available at Whole Foods or Natural Grocers/health sections; my ordering recommendations listed)
  • two medium-sized glass bowls for mixing & one square glass baking dish (8"x8")
  • coconut oil for greasing baking dish
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup full-fat coconut milk
  • ¼ cup coconut butter (I use this brand)
  • ½ cup brewed coffee or espresso, as strong as you like
  • ¼ cup grade B maple syrup (I use this brand)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract (I use this brand)
  • ½ cup almond flour (I use this brand)
  • ½ cup + 1 Tbs coconut flour (I use this brand)
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • pinch of sea salt (I use this brand)
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes (I got mine here)
What to do
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Combine the first 6 ingredients (eggs, coconut milk, coconut butter, coffee, maple syrup, and vanilla) in a bowl. Mix them together. I always use my favorite kitchen tool, my stick blender, to do the mixing.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir.
  4. Add the liquid, a little at a time, to the dry ingredients, mashing and stirring the mixture until smooth. Then, add half the chocolate chips to the mixture and stir them in.
  5. Pour/push the mixture into the greased baking dish, smoothing it out with a spatula.
  6. Top with coconut flakes, then chocolate chips.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes, then allow it to cool. Or eat it right away and burn your tongue. Whatever.
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