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Chocolate coconut star cake

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

Chocolate coconut star cake


  • Preheat the oven to 170ο C (338ο F) set to fan.
  • In a mixer’s bowl add the butter, sugar, vanilla extract, orange zest, and beat with the whisk attachment at high speed for 5-6 minutes, until the mixture becomes fluffy.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of the flour and beat at medium speed.
  • Add the eggs one by one. Wait for each one to be incorporated before adding the next.
  • Add the milk slowly and remove from the mixer.
  • In a bowl, add the flour, baking powder, coconut, cranberries, salt, the chocolate finely chopped, and mix with a spoon. Add the ingredients into the mixer’s bowl and mix all of them with a ladle, until homogenized.
  • Butter and flour a star-shaped cake pan and pour the mixture inside.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes. Set it onto a rack and leave it there for 1 hour to cool.

For the ganache

  • Place a saucepan over low heat. Add the heavy cream and let it come to a boil.
  • In a bowl, add the couverture into pieces, the sunflower oil, and pour the hot heavy cream.
  • Wait a few seconds for the couverture to melt, and then mix the ingredients until homogenized. Let the mixture cool.
  • Pour the ganache over the cake, and with a spoon, spread it over the whole surface. Allow 4-5 minutes for the ganache to stabilize onto the cake.
  • Add fresh fruits, coconut, mint leaves, and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
41 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
66 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
135 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
33 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
62 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
24 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
14 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
7 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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