Chocolate & Cream cheese cake

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The weekend always calls for a treat of some sorts and this is mine! This cake is not light and fluffy but dense and moist so you only need 1 slice to satisfy that craving. Oh, and the best part is it takes about 10 minutes to mix and 25 to bake….

For the cake:

2.5 cups of almond flour – im sure coconut would work too
2 tbsp xylitol
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
6 medium eggs
1 tsp vanilla ess

Preheat the oven to 190C
Mix the dry ingredients
Lightly whisk eggs and add 1 tsp vanilla extract.
Add whisked eggs to the flour mixture and blend well.
Pour into a greased cake tin. I used a bread tin.
Cooking time will depend on the size of your tin (and let’s face it, every oven is different). Mine took about 25 minutes.

For the icing:

5 tbsp soft butter
200g cream cheese
3 tbsp cream
3 tbsp xylitol
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla ess
pinch of cinnamon

Mix softened butter with cream cheese, double cream and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
Add the other half of cocoa powder (2 tbsp) and xylitol (2 tbsp) and blend well.
Add a pinch of cinnamon.
Once the cake is baked, take it out and let it cool. Cut into slices (depending on the size and shape of your tin) and assemble your cake, spreading icing between the layers
(optional) and on top. I also decorated mine with some crushed walnuts.

Enjoy and have a awesome Saturday.

P.S: this could also be great as little muffin cakes with cream cheese topping. Let me know if you try it out…

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