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Chocolate Paleo Snack Cake

2 Feb

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{Recipe from: Paleo Spirit}

Paleo Chocolate Snack Cake:

Ingredients:
10 medjool dates, pitted
. 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
(or one ripe banana)
. 3 eggs
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup coconut flower
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
powder (Found at Sprouts Market)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fine celtic sea salt
1/2 cup strongly brewed coffee

Instructions:
1. Place the medjool dates in a food processor and pulse until completely pureed.
(I found pitting them first, putting the dates in the microwave for 30 seconds,
and then putting in the food processor was the easiest way to puree them)

2. Add applesauce (or banana) and continue to pulse until pureed and combine
with dates.

3. Add the fruit puree to the bowl of a stand mixer (or just use a handmixer), add
the eggs, vanilla, coconut oil and coffee and mix on low-medium speed until well combined.

4. Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. (We add a little extra coconut
for fluffiness)

5. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix on low-speed,
scraping down the sides, until you have a smooth batter.

6. Grease an 8×8 glass/aluminum pan with coconut oil, pour in the batter and
smooth it with the back of a spatula (or pastry spatula)

7. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the middle
comes out clean.

***Note: For extra sweetness, add a small amount
of honey, however, this makes it not paleo.

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