AT A GLANCE
What's not to love about the classic combo of dark chocolate and hazelnuts? In this dairy-free, gluten-free cake, the chocolatey goodness comes in the form of raw cacao, while rich rapadura sugar adds depth of flavour and a handful or two of raspberries cuts through the richness. This cake is delicious served with a dollop of thick plain yoghurt.
|01||Preheat oven to 170C. Grease a 22cm-diameter cake tin and line it with baking paper. Whisk coconut oil and cacao powder in a bowl until smooth, then whisk in vanilla paste. Whisk egg yolks and half the sugar in a separate bowl until thick and pale (1-2 minutes), fold into cacao mixture, then fold in hazelnut meal, coconut flour, baking powder and a good pinch of sea salt.|
|02||Whisk eggwhites and a pinch of salt in an electric mixer to soft peaks (1-2 minutes). Gradually add remaining sugar and whisk to firm peaks (1-2 minutes). Fold into cacao mixture, then fold in raspberries and cacao nibs. Spoon batter into cake tin, smooth top and bake until set with a slight wobble in the centre (15-20 minutes). Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate to chill (2-3 hours). Serve cacao, hazelnut and raspberry cake dusted with cacao, and scattered with extra raspberries, freeze-dried raspberries and cacao nibs.|