Chocolate Cake Pudding with Strawberries and Coconuts

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My biggest advice for you fellow cooks is to use what didn’t turn out the way you expected and turn it into something else, something really awesome!

So story of this. I was actually going to make a cake, but I didn’t realise that coconut flour was so different from the rest. It absorbs liquid like you can’t imagine, fattens up, and the science of how much liquid you need for coconut flour is rather different.

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So because of this, the “CAKE” I wanted to make turned out to be more of a pudding cake, which actually tasted great, but just not what I expected.

When that happens, don’t get angry or throw out what you made, as long as it still tastes great, you can turn it into something else that’s just as great. This example, a cake pudding with lots of other great ingredients!

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It turned out to taste really nice and soft, just like how puddings should be.

What about the cake? Of course I’m going to keep trying to do the cake, and eventually I will nail it, but this is a really wonderful way to learn from your own experiences!

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Chocolate Cake Pudding with Strawberries and Coconuts

1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup brown rice flour
3 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
2 tablespoons potato starch
2 tablespoons arrowroot
1 tablespoon coconut sugar
1 tablespoon vegan chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)
1 tablespoons golden flaxseed meal
1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup pure concord grape juice
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 tablespoons extra light olive oil
1 tablespoon molasses
1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Topping (your choices)
A handful goji berries
3-5 strawberries
1-2 tablespoons flaked coconut
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
A small handful crushed walnuts
1 tablespoon cacao nibs

Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C).

Add all the ingredients in a large bowl and stir and mix very thoroughly. You’ll find that the coconut flour may clump together, so spend a few minutes mixing it very well. Allow it to sit for about five minutes to let the liquid absorb and let the coconut flour thicken.

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Spoon it into a regular cake pan and spread it out.

Bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes.

Take it out of the oven, allow it to cool and break the cake into small pieces and put it in a bowl (or two).

Drizzle some coconut milk, if using strawberries, chop them in half or quarters and combine them with the cake pudding. Then, sprinkle your topping choices.

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Chocolate Cake Pudding with Strawberries and Coconuts
Serves: 4
 

Ingredients
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup brown rice flour
  • 3 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons potato starch
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegan chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)
  • 1 tablespoons golden flaxseed meal
  • ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup pure concord grape juice
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons extra light olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Topping (your choices)
  • A handful goji berries
  • 3-5 strawberries
  • 1-2 tablespoons flaked coconut
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • A small handful crushed walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C).
  2. Add all the ingredients in a large bowl and stir and mix very thoroughly. You’ll find that the coconut flour may clump together, so spend a few minutes mixing it very well. Allow it to sit for about five minutes to let the liquid absorb and let the coconut flour thicken.
  3. Spoon it into a regular cake pan and spread it out.
  4. Bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes.
  5. Take it out of the oven, allow it to cool and break the cake into small pieces and put it in a bowl (or two).
  6. Drizzle some coconut milk, if using strawberries, chop them in half or quarters and combine them with the cake pudding. Then, sprinkle your topping choices.

 

2 comments

    • Susanna

      I’m so excited you’ve been playing with coconut flour as well! OMG at first, I totally wasn’t expecting it to take in all the liquid and become 3 times bigger, hahaha. I will continue experimenting it. Good luck with doing the same :D

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