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Fan­tas­tic fudgy choco­late cake Serves 12 You will need

✽ 80g co­conut oil, melted, plus

a smidge for the tin ✽ 50g self-rais­ing flour ✽ 100g ground al­monds ✽ 2 scoops (60g) vanilla pro­tein pow­der ✽ 1tsp bak­ing pow­der ✽ 1tsp bi­car­bon­ate of soda ✽ 80g co­coa pow­der (over 70% co­coa

solids), plus more for dust­ing ✽ 150ml maple syrup ✽ 200ml co­conut milk ✽ Zest of 1 orange ✽ Co­conut yo­gurt (op­tional) ✽ Straw­ber­ries and/or rasp­ber­ries,

to serve (op­tional)

How to do it

Pre­heat the oven to 160C/gas 3. 1

Grease a 20cm round cake tin with a lit­tle co­conut oil and line the base with bak­ing parch­ment.

Mix the self-rais­ing flour, ground 2

al­monds, vanilla pro­tein pow­der, bak­ing pow­der, bi­car­bon­ate of soda and a pinch of salt in a large bowl.

In a sep­a­rate bowl, whisk the co­coa 3

pow­der with 150ml boil­ing wa­ter un­til well com­bined, then whisk in the melted co­conut oil, maple syrup, co­conut milk and orange zest.

Pour the wet in­gre­di­ents into the dry 4

and give ev­ery­thing a good whisk un­til you have a smooth, runny bat­ter. Pour into the cake tin and bake for 35 min­utes or un­til a skewer in­serted into the cen­tre of the cake comes out clean.

Cool in the tin. When cool, dust 5

with a lit­tle co­coa pow­der and serve with co­conut yo­gurt and berries if you like. Keep in an air­tight con­tainer for up to three days. good to freeze for up to one month.

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