I am not a great fan of Jamie Oliver, but the man is making millions by education people about food and how to eat. So he must be doing something right I thought.
I do know, that Jamie Oliver is not a vegan. In my mind that is even more of a reason to use his recipe. It is a great invitation to more people to try and include more vegan meals and possibly go all the way vegan when they are ready.
There is also a collection of 86 vegan recipes on his website, which seem very easy and tasty. I will be looking back into them for sure.
This evening i was in a chocolate mood. I have been looking how we will be celebrating Easter this year as it will also be my eldest son birthday. He loves chocolate, so I decided to try Jamie Oliver’s chocolate brownie recipe. Mine is a bit different, but based on the same principles.
Here is my recipe here. I love this cake.
Vegan Chocolate Brownie Cake
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 25-30 minutes
Here is what you need.
180 gr white plain flour
8gr baking soda
2 spoon full of ground flax seeds
pinch of salt
squeeze of lemon juice (about 10 ml)
200 gr drinking chocolate (I used Green and Blacks’organic)
200 ml almond milk
100 gr. raw unrefined sugar
15 gr vanilla essence
50 gr. coconut butter
50 gr. cocoa butter
For the glaze
100 gr drinking chocolate
30 gr cacao butter
15-20 ml almond milk
dash of whiskey (optional)
100 gr. hazelnuts( you can use any other nuts or anything else that you like)
First preheat the oven to 180*C degrees.
In a large bowl sieve the flour and add to it the salt and the baking soda. Mix together.
In a small pan put the coconut oil, the cacao butter with the sugar and the drinking chocolate. Melt and mix well. Then add to it the milk with the sugar and the lemon juice and the vanilla essence.
Next add everything together in the big bowl and gently mix and fold together. You will get a very thick and gooey mixture.
Pour into your baking tray and place into the preheated oven.
Bake for about 25-30 minutes.
While the cake is in the oven melt your cacao butter with the drinking chocolate. If you are using unsweetened cacao powder you need to add some sugar to the mix as well.
Once your cake is ready gently cover with the chocolate glaze and decorate with your roasted hazelnuts.
This vegan chocolate brownie cake is simply divine, nutty and rich. Highly recommend you to try it if you love chocolate.
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