The combination of fluffy whipped cream and the dark chocolate ganache layer makes this a perfect choice for a special occasion.
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unpasteurized honey
1/2 cup apple sauce
3 large eggs
1 tbsp vanilla
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350'C. Place a circle of parchment paper in the bottom of a 9'' round springfoam cake pan. Grease the paper and sides of the pan with grapeseed oil.
Combine/shift the dry ingredients (first four ingredients) in a large bowl. Whisk the honey, apple sauce, eggs and vanilla in a small mixing bowl. Pour the wet ingredients into the large bowl with the dry ingredients. Using a hand mixer, mix the cake batter for about 1-2 minutes until thoroughly mixed. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan.
Bake for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out dry. Let cool completely.
2 Green and Blacks 85% dark chocolate bars chopped (or equivalent to 1 cup)
3/4 cup organic heavy cream
1/4 cup unpasteurized honey
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
In a medium saucepan, bring cream to a boil. Remove from heat immediately and stir in dark chocolate until fully melted. The mixture will thicken slightly as you stir. Add honey, vanilla and salt and stir. Let it cool at room temperature for about 5 minutes. Place in the fridge for up to 25 minutes until the mixture is thick - you should still be able to stir it with a spoon (a bit thicker than pudding consistency).
Whip Cream Icing
1 1/2 cups organic whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp unpasteurized honey
Using a hand mixer, whip the cream until firm peaks form. Fold in the vanilla and honey. Set aside for decorating.
Completing the Cake
Remove the cake from the pan and slice it in half horizontally. Spread the ganache mixture over the bottom portion of the cake. Place the top half gently on the ganache. Complete the cake by spreading the whip cream on top and on the sides. If your whip cream does not hold on the sides, you will have to whip it longer. Sprinkle with grated dark chocolate.