My husband named this “The Best Chocolate Cake Ever”.
He actually told me to throw out all of my other cake recipes, including those decadent sugar-laden treats I made before we started changing our diet. It was also a hit with our family as a Christmas Eve treat, and has become my go-to cake for special occasions.
This rich, fudgy cake is also free of gluten and grains — bonus! — and makes use of the by-product of making your own almond and nut milks: nut pulp. If you make your own nut milk, you probably know what it's like to have a fridge (or freezer) full of pulp, ready to be made into something… but what? Start with this delicious cake! And then read on for a list of eight other things you can make with your leftover pulp.
- Adapted from this recipe.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Melt chocolate and coconut oil/butter in top of a double broiler, or in a bowl set over boiling water.
- Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients, stirring after each addition.
- Pour into parchment-lined, 8-inch cake pan and spread evenly.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the center is set.
- At Christmas, I added dried cherries to the batter and it was delicious!
Still have pulp to use up?
8 Things to Make with Almond Pulp
- Coconut Chocolate Chip or Raisin Cookies, Double Chocolate Cookies, or Granola Bars
- Make your own almond butter
- Baked Almond Pulp Brownies
- Blueberry Banana Bread or Banana Muffins
- Almond Pulp Herb Crackers
- Make dairy-free cheese
- Cherry-Coconut Almond Granola
- Dehydrate your pulp to create your own almond meal and use in hundreds of grain-free or gluten-free recipes
How do you like to use up your nut milk pulp? Do you have a “best chocolate cake” ever?
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