This is a small bite cake. Fills you up a treat and is really freaking good. Good fresh out of a cold fridge. GLUTEN FREE
500 grams (18 ounces) of dark chocolate (I used 70%)
1 cup of coconut oil
1/2 cup of maple syrup (could also use honey)
1/4 teaspoon salt
Break the chocolate into pieces. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together over low-medium heat. I was too lazy to use a double boiler method, but I heated it slowly so that I wouldn't burn the chocolate and cause it to separate.
Remove from heat once all of the chocolate has melted.
Stir in the maple syrup and salt.
Beat eggs in one at a time. I used an electric mixer and added the eggs right into the pan that I melted the chocolate in.
Grease a 9" spring form pan and dust with cocoa powder.
Pour batter in and line the outside of the pan with foil.
Place the pan in a water bath that goes half way up the side of the pan.
Bake in a pre-heated 275 F (135 C) oven for 50 minutes.
It will still look a bit shiny and wet in the middle when it comes out of the oven.
Cool at room temperature for one hour and then put it in the fridge for a few more hours before releasing it from the spring form pan.
Garnish or decorate however you like. It would be delicious with some coconut whipped cream.
The sucky thing about Paleo is that finding a substitute for rice and pasta is really tricky. Stews curries and meats with sauce are crying out for something to soak up the juices! Finally I have found a recipe that fills the void. And all you need is a cauliflower.
Simply blend the florets in a processor until it looks like couscous. Pulse works best because you not not want to overdo it and turn the goods into mush. Below is a recipe for fried rice but if you made say, Osso Bucco the plain cauliflower would be great as a base heated in a pan with some good olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper.
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Whole cauliflower chopped into couscous consistency in food processor
Spring onions, mushrooms, sprouts.....whatever you like in your fried rice.
Fresh grated ginger
Fry up the bacon then cook the veg in the bacon fat. Toss in cauliflower and a splash of water. Cover and cook on medium for a few minutes until cauliflower is hot. Still in ginger and a splash of sesame. Find chopsticks and EAT.