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Chocolate coconut 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 cake

Method

For the cake layers

  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (350ο F) set to fan.
  • In a mixer’s bowl add the butter, the sugar, the vanilla extract, and beat with the whisk attachment at high speed, for 5-6 minutes, until fluffy. 
  • Add 2 tablespoons of the flour, the eggs one by one, and beat until homogenized. Wait for each egg to be incorporated before adding the next.
  • In a bowl add the flour, the ground coconut, the cocoa powder, the baking powder, the salt, the finely chopped chocolate couverture, and mix. 
  • Transfer the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients and mix with a serving spoon. 
  • Line three 20 cm cake pans with parchment paper, then butter and dust them with cocoa powder. Divide the batter among them and bake for 25-30 minutes. 

For the buttercream

  • In a mixer’s bowl add the butter, the sugar, the vanilla extract, the salt, and beat with the whisk attachment for 2-3 minutes. 
  • Add the ground coconut and beat for a few seconds until the ingredients are homogenized. 

To assemble

  • Place one of the cake layers on your serving platter.
  • Spread 1/3 of the buttercream, sprinkle with 20 g coconut flakes and drizzle with 1/3 of the melted chocolate. Follow the same process for the other two cake layers. 
  • Serve with candied cherries. 
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

664
Calories (kcal)
33 %

Calories

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.

47.0
Total Fat (g)
67 %

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.

31.0
Saturated Fat (g)
155 %

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.

51.0
Total Carbs (g)
20 %

Carbohydrates

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.

39.0
Sugars (g)
43 %

Sugars

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.

6.5
Protein (g)
13 %

Protein

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.

5.0
Fibre (g)
20 %

Fibers

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.

0.24
Sodium (g)
4 %

Salt

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.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

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

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