Easy and Delicious Sweet Potato & Cashew Chocolate Cake

chocolate cake veganHappy Friday! Chocolate cakes are always a winner. This is one of my favorite recipes for a healthy treat. I always have to stop myself from eating the whole batch though. I made this last year for my birthday and all my friends were very impressed.

Ingredients

For the Cake
500g of sweet potatoes (about 2 medium)
12 medjool dates
6 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
100g of ground cashews
2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
a pinch of salt
100g of ground oats
6 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
For the Icing (optional)
2 tablespoons of coconut oil (melted)
2 tablespoons of almond butter
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
2 tablespoons of cacao powder

Method:

Steam the sweet potatoes until soft and peel them. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (fan)

Mix the sweet potatoes and dates in a food processor. This mixture is delicious.

Put the remaining ingredients into a bowl, and mix with the sweet potato and date mixture. I sometimes mix them in the food processor since mine is quite big.

Place into a mould and cook until you can pierce the cake with a fork and bringĀ it out dry. Cooking time depends on how moist the mixture is but it is usually around 40-50 minutes. Remove the tray or mould and let it cold down completely.

For the icing mix all the ingredients together and stir with a fork. Put the mixture in the fridge to cool it down. Once the cake has cooled completely spread the icing on top and you are done.

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