**this blog for paleo chocolate sponge cake has been written by my 8yo daughter Polly**
Hi it’s Polly here. I haven’t written a blog in a while so I thought I should. I love baking and this is probably the best chocolate cake that you could ever possibly make, but you probably know that from looking at the title.
I started my cooking journey when I was about 2 years old and used to sit on the kitchen side mixing a few things in a bowl. I remember that it made me so happy. I started properly cooking alone when I was 7 years old.
Recently I went though my mums old cooking journal that she wrote before we went Paleo, and changed the recipes to make them Paleo friendly. For example, instead of gluteny flour I used almond flour, instead of normal sugar I used coconut sugar or honey.
This is how I invented my winning chocolate cake, which is the nicest cake I’ve made so far. I’ve made it for a few people’s birthdays, and even my really fussy friends ate it and loved it.
Ingredients for Paleo Chocolate Sponge Cake:
1 cup Ground almonds (But if they are fine then 1/2 a cup)
1/3 cup Coconut Sugar
1/4 cup Cacao
1/2 cup Olive Oil
1/2 Tea spoon Bicarb
1/4 Tea spoon Vanilla powder (If using Vanilla Extract you will need 1 Tea spoon)
For Butter cream
100g Raw Butter
2 heaped spoons of Cacao
1 heaped spoon of Honey
1/2 Tea spoon Vanilla (If using Vanilla Extract you will need 1 Tea spoon)
Method for Cake:
– Preheat your oven to 170c
– Grease your tin
– Mix Together Ground almonds, Coconut sugar, Cacao, Vanilla and Bicarb
– In another bowl Whisk together your eggs and Oil
– Put in tin
– Bake for 15-20 Min’s
Method for icing:
– Soften your butter (But don’t leave it so long it melts)
– When it is soft add your honey
– Then add your Cacao
– Put into a piping bag and pipe on top and in the middle if you want
Me and my mummy making Paleo Chocolate Sponge Cake