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Chocolate and Vanilla Orange Marble Cake

I’m just going to let this cake speak for itself! It’s definitely one of the more complicated recipes I have ever shared, but it’s still gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free. If you follow the recipe, it should all make sense, but never hesitate to leave me a comment and ask anything 🙂 Hope you guys love this one as much as I do

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup mashed Japanese sweet potato (about 1 small potato)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup orange juice (from one whole orange)
  • zest from one orange (about 2 tbs)

For the Chocolate mix:

  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 Hu Chocolate Earl Gray Chocolate Bar (melted)

For the Frosting:

Recipe:

  1. Prep the sweet potato! Peel it, boil it, and mash it! It should be a little cooled down before you do anything with it
  2. Once it’s mashed and cooled, add the wet ingredients. You can used a blender to make sure everything is super well mixed, smooth and even. I just used a whisk and made sure to break apart any clumps
  3. Add in all the dry ingredients and continue to mix well. Break apart the clumps formed by the flour to ensure an even bake throughout the cake
  4. Split the dough in half! Keep one half to the side and with the other half: melt the 1/2 chocolate bar and add it into the mixture with the cacao powder. Mix this super well to ensure the chocolate flavor is well dispersed
  5. Line a cake pan with parchment paper. Carefully spoon the mixtures into the pan. To create the marble effect: spoon some vanilla cake mix into clumps on bottom, fill in the spaces with the chocolate, and then use a toothpick to swirl one flavor into the other. Repeat this until there is no batter left
  6. Bake at 350 for about an hour. It should rise and become golden brown on top
  7. Let it cool before frosting and decorating. You can do this any way you know how! I used my own frosting recipe here and cut the cake in half first to add a frosting layer in the middle. Then added some on top and to the sides as well. I topped with orange slices, bee pollen, and chocolate shavings

ENJOY with a cup of tea!

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