Dairy-free chocolate & muesli cake

Recipe: Dairy-free chocolate & muesli cake

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups (375g) self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup (50g) cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup toasted muesli (see related recipe)
  • 1/2 cup (85g) raisins, chopped
  • 300g silken tofu, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) pure maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup (150g) caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) soy milk

Chocolate muesli topping

  • 1 cup (170g) raisins, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup (75g) icing sugar mixture
  • 1/2 cup toasted muesli (see related recipe)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line a 22cm round cake pan.
  2. Sift flour and cocoa into a large bowl, then stir in toasted muesli and raisins.
  3. Whisk tofu, maple syrup, sugar and soy milk in a separate bowl until smooth. Fold wet mixture into dry ingredients until just combined. Spoon into prepared cake pan and bake for 40 minutes or until firm and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool cake in the pan for 20 minutes, then turn out onto a cake plate.
  4. For the topping, place raisins, cocoa and 3/4 cup (185ml) boiling water in a small saucepan and simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until thickened. Process in a food processor with icing sugar until smooth.
  5. Spread the cake with chocolate topping and scatter with the toasted muesli.

Number of servings (yield): 8

Meal type: dessert

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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