Cocoa and coffee loaf cake
Autumn-Fall/Winter

Cocoa and coffee loaf cake

Cocoa and coffee loaf cake is the treat for those who love soft and fragrant cakes. The combination of cocoa and coffee is a winner to have a useful energy to face the day, especially if with barley coffee. Barley is rich in starch, a simple sugar that the body easily assimilates giving us immediately a charge of energy
Barley coffee contains a substance capable of slowing the absorption of carbohydrates, managing to lower the glycemic rate.
Barley coffee contains Vitamin A, B, E, PP and various minerals: thanks to the presence of many vitamins, barley coffee is able to give you a sprint during a long working day.
It reduces blood cholesterol levels and does not contain caffeine.
Barley coffee was already known in Greek times. It was Hippocrates who discovered the benefits. He drank a barley drink because it gave him a lot of energy.

This delicious loaf cake is dairy and gluten free, made with unrefined ingredients and sweetened with Muscobado sugar. Ideal for breakfast, it is also perfect as a snack or dessert with good ice cream.

Cocoa and coffee loaf cake: Ingredients

Serves 6-8

80 g (3 oz) Muscovado raw sugar

80 ml (3 fl oz) mild extra virgin olive oil (or high oleic organic cold pressed sunfloer oil)

1 free range organic egg

Pinch of sea salt

80 g (3 oz) dark chocolate sugar, 80%, melted

150 g (5 oz) almond flour

150 g (5 oz) brown rice flour

150 g (5 oz) cornstarch-cornflour

2 tbsp organic baking powder

1 tsp organic instant soluble barley coffee

2 tbsp raw cocoa powder

150 ml (5 fl oz) brown rice milk

 

Cocoa and coffee loaf cake: Method

  1. Preheat the oven at 180° (350°/Gas 4). In a bowl, add the sugar, oil and egg and stir for a minute with an electric mixer.
  2. Add the melted chocolate. In another bowl, mix the flours, starch, baking powder, coffee powder and cocoa.
  3. Add the vegetable milk and mix until a smooth mixture is obtained. Add the first dough, mix and pour into a mold, lined with parchment paper. Cook for 35 minutes. 
Cocoa and coffee loaf cake

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