Now is a great time to experiment in the kitchen—try some new recipes or give baking a go. Check out the recipes area of our blog for palate-pleasing savory soups, salads, desserts, and more! Here’s a recipe for a rich, indulgent, and healthy cake that will be a treat for your whole family (as long as nobody around you has a nut or gluten allergy)!

Ingredients

Wet ingredients: Combine the following in one medium sized mixing bowl.

  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1 cup maple syrup 
  • 3 Tbs peanut butter 
  • 2/3 cup ghee 
  • 1 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon, lime, or orange juice

Dry ingredients: Sift together the following in a larger bowl. 

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3–4 Tbs arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Any one of these ingredients:
    ½ tsp ground coriander
    ½ tsp vanilla extract
    ½ tsp lemon or lime rind, grated
    ½ Tbs candied ginger, chopped
    ½ cup roughly ground nuts (choose from walnuts, sunflower seeds, almonds, etc.) 

Ganache

50–75 grams of natural, organic chocolate 
1-2 Tbs ghee
Handful of coconut (optional)
Dried fruits and nuts for decorating (optional)

Instructions

Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ones until combined well. Line a round cake pan with parchment paper and pour the batter into it. Bake at 350° F for 45–55 minutes. Cool for 10–20 minutes, and then remove from pan onto cooling rack.

Melt a little bit of ghee with 50–75 grams of natural, organic chocolate in a small mixing bowl that is resting in a pan of hot water on top of the stove. You can also add a handful of coconut. This will be your ganache, a sweet glaze to cover the cake.

Pour your ganache on the cake and using a spatula, spread it evenly in a thin layer. Decorate your cake with dried fruits (raisins, apricots, cranberries, etc.), soaked almonds or other nuts, coconut, or any decoration that sounds delicious to you. Serve as-is or with ice cream.

Enjoy!

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