Dark Chocolate and Coconut Ganache Cake Recipe on Food52

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Dark Chocolate and Coconut Ganache Cake

August 20, 2019
0 Ratings
Photo by Katelyn Williams
Author Notes

This gluten and dairy-free cake is deliciously moist, chocolatey and not too sweet. —The Kate Tin

  • Serves 8
Ingredients
  • For the cake
  • 75 grams coconut flour
  • 30 grams ground almonds
  • 120 grams unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 14 grams baking powder
  • 250 grams Muscovado sugar
  • 7 large eggs
  • For the ganache
  • 200 milliliters unsweetened tinned coconut milk
  • 60 grams light brown sugar
  • 12 grams unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Coconut shavings, to garnish
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celcius. Grease and line 2 x 15 cm cake tins. Mix together the coconut milk and eggs and add to the dry ingredients.
  2. Combine the flour, almonds, cocoa, baking powder and sugar.Whisk well to combine then pour into the prepared cake tins. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the chocolate. Stir until smooth then allow to cool. Assemble the cake by sandwiching with the ganache then topping with remaining ganache. Sprinkle with the coconut shavings to decorate.

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    knelia_ June 4, 2017
    Hey there, I crawled the internet for the complete recipe in case anyone wants it in the future:

    Dark Chocolate Coconut Ganache Cake
    Serves 6-8

    For the cake:
    75g coconut flour
    30g ground almonds
    120g cocoa powder
    14g baking powder
    250g muscovado sugar
    800ml tinned coconut milk
    7 large eggs

    For the ganache:
    200ml tinned coconut milk
    60g brown sugar
    120g cocoa powder
    50g dark chocolate, chopped
    Coconut shavings, toasted, to garnish

    Combine the flour, almonds, cocoa, baking powder and sugar. Mix together the coconut milk and eggs and add to the dry ingredients. Whisk well to combine then pour into a 2 greased and lined 15cm cake tins. Bake in a preheated oven at 175C for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. For the frosting, combine the coconut milk, sugar and cocoa powder in a saucepan and stir over a low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to the boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and add the chocolate. Stir until smooth then allow to cool. Assemble the cake by sandwiching with the ganache then topping with remaining ganache. Sprinkle with the coconut shavings to decorate.
     
    Lyn August 10, 2015
    This looks great, but it seems an ingredient and part of the instructions are missing. How much coconut milk is to be added eggs? In step 3, what am I to remove from the heat?
    Thanks!
     
    Marie C. August 10, 2015
    Be nice if you put the measurements not in metric!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!