This cake used to be our favorite birthday cake, covered in dark chocolate and well decorated. I started “gigiandfood” one year ago. I’m not singing and I don’t remember the exact date;) but I contemplate the change that happened over that year in my perception of food and nutrition. The pâtisserie fascinated girl (ME) who spend last summer in Paris to immerse herself in the art of making sweet things, soon found out that without letting go of that fascination, she wanted, needed a more healthy version. To keep life sweet;)
She become a happy health nut and a student at the institute of integrative nutrition, future health coach.
It’s a quest for balance and as I heard Nigella Lawson say in one of her shows recently the kitchen is one of the easiest places in life to find it. A health nut liking Nigella Lawson? Yes 😉 Using her recipes I do make some changes to make it fit my idea of a healthy meal & I applaud her guilt free celebration of ” “gourmandise & roundness”!
Back to the egg free marble cake.
I don’t use eggs because they are not creating balance for me right now. It is allergie season and I discovered that without eggs I react less strongly to the grass act… Feel free to use free range eggs, they are nutritious little things.
For this recipe I would need 2,5 eggs which converts into 2,5 tablespoons of seeds mixed with 10 tablespoons of water. Set aside while you prepare the rest of the dough. The seeds will change their consistency an become not unlike egg white.
The rest of the ingredients:
100g soft or melted coconut oil
60 g coconut sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
a pinch of salt
180g whole grain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1,5 tablespoons milk of your choice (soy, nut…)
20 g melted dark chocolate
Except the chocolate whisk everything including the chia eggs together and put 2/3 of the dough into your baking dish. To the last third, add the melted chocolate and add the batter into the baking dish. To get the marble effect you turn through the dough with a fork.
Bake at 180° and as always look, smell and use a cake tester to see if your cake is done.
This measurements make a small cake. If you want to treat 4 people or more, make it double.