Tag: Dinner

Chocolate mint cake to help with shock…

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Well who would have seen that coming? Today we all woke up in a dark cloud of depression. The world as we know it has changed dramatically and not for the good. Think of the children everyone – think of the children.

All that history, all that tradition, all that hope – all gone. Christmas is ruined already.

I am walking around my kitchen (which is actually quite hard because it is more a galley so really I am pinstepping around which looks ridiculous…) repeating I just don’t understand this. How can it be true?

Why is the mighty Toblerone more gappy? WHY!!!! I know –  I can feel your shock and outrage through the interweb. It is the stuff nightmares are made of. Well that and the current state of America which I can’t even get into because….SERIOUSLY.

Anyway – today of all days is a day for cake. And this my friends is a pretty damn nice cake – to quote Jay Z (and really when shouldn’t a white 30 something NZ Female not quote Jay Z) – ‘if I do say so myself’. So turn off the news and do yourself and the world a favour and make a cake. Because right now the world needs more understanding, empathy and more cake.

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Recipe:

1 and 1/4 cup chocolate coconut milk (you can use normal milk if you want – but why when you can have CHOCOLATE)

10 ripped up fresh mint leaves

1/2 cup canola or coconut oil melted

1 and 3/4 cup flour (I used breadfruit flour but that is because I have a flour hoarding problem)

1 and 3/4 cup coconut sugar (or normal sugar)

1 and 1/2 tsp salt

1 and 1/2 baking soda

1 and 1/2 baking powder

3/4 cocoa

1 tb vanilla extract

2 eggs

3/4 boiling water

What to do:

Heat oven to 180 degrees. Grease or line your cake tin. Pour a gin and start assembling…

Place mint leaves and milk in a small saucepan and heat on medium heat, bring to a simmer lower the heat and stir often for about 10 or 15 minutes to infuse the mint into the milk. Remove from heat and leave it cool slightly. You can strain the mint out if you want – I didn’t because I am lazy…

Mix everything else together add the minty milk and place everything into the tin and bake for about 30 mins or until a skewer or knife comes out clean.

So there you go – chocolate will help lift the mood, mint will add a bit of freshness to your life and cake because ….it is cake. It is what makes the world go round. Well in my world it does – especially today…