June 9, 2016

Chocolate Chia Seed Cake

Once you have perfected this cake you can add so much more to it. It is chocolatey, high in fibre from the chia seeds and packed with lots of protein – not too sweet and a total tastebud pleaser! You only need a bowl and a whisk to get the job done. To make it extra special remember to make the raw chocolate glaze recipe for an extra oozy blob of deliciousness and chocolatey goodness.

Gluten free, grain free & dairy free (can be nut free)
8 Serves (round cake)
Best Served naked
Dust with plain cocoa/cacao
Add a handful of blueberries to the mix for a blueberry chocolate cake, freshly chopped chilli for a chilli chocolate cake
Recommended topping – See Raw Glaze recipe below

4 tablespoons chia seed soaked in 1 cup of water (for 15 minutes)
1 Cup Almond Meal (or 1 cup of pepita meal for nut free)
1 Cup of Coconut Sugar (or rapidura)
½ cup of Cocoa (not drinking chocolate)
4 tablespoons olive oil
4 x 60 grams eggs
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (bicarb)
Pinch of salt

1. Preheat oven to 180C.
2. Line a cake tin with non stick baking paper (or bake as muffins).
3. Soak chia seeds in 1 cup of water for 15 minutes (stir to break up lumps).
4. Using a whisk combine almond meal (or pepita meal), cocoa, coconut sugar, eggs, olive oil, bicarb, cinnamon & salt in a bowl.
5. Add chia jelly and whisk until well combined.
6. Pour into lined cake tin.
7. Bake in oven for 35-40 minutes or until it bounces back when pressed in the middle.
8. Let the cake cool for 5-10 minutes in the tin.
9. Finish cooling on a wire cooling rack.

Raw Chocolate Glaze Recipe
In a bowl mix 2 tablespoons of cocoa with 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar with just enough water to make a thick, custard like sauce.  Let sit for 10-15 minutes.  Stir again and pour all over the cake.
For more everyday more than one way recipes go to:

Advertisment Advertisment


Mixed Grains Now Available as Part of Speedibake’s Popular Authentic Sourdough Range

By CCDigital  Tip Top Foodservice has expanded its range of authentic sourdough breads to include a sliced Sourdough Mixed Grains loaf, perfect for cafes. The hand-moulded loaf, made from a sourdough culture created over 10 y...
by Cafe Culture Mag


Coffee Machine Technical Service & Installation Specialist needed

By CCDigital  The opportunity you’ve been waiting for! Location: Gold Coast, South East QLDPosition: Full TimeClassification: Trades & Services, Electrician About Us Barista Technology A...
by Cafe Culture Mag


Beancraft Coffee Roasters

We are roasters of beautifully crafted, award-winning coffees. We offer competitively priced single origin and specialty blended coffees for the wholesale consumer.  In addition to our passion for good coffee, our tight-knit t...
by Cafe Culture Mag



Food and Beverage Trends for 2021

By CCDigital – January 12, 2021 2020 was a tough year for everyone. Cafe’s took a particularly hard hit with the enforced Covid restrictions. However in a positive twist many operators implemented innovative solution...
by Cafe Culture Mag


Golden Bean Competition brings passion and excitement back to the coffee industry

By CCDigital – December 2, 2020  The Golden Bean Competition 2020 Wrap Up. Who would have thought, with everything considered, I would have the pleasure of writing a wrap-up article on this year’s Golden Bean Coffee...
by Cafe Culture Mag