High Protein Chocolate Peppermint Cake

Ingredients

For the base:

High Protein Chocolate Peppermint Cake
  • 2 scoops (60g) Bioflex Nutrition Proflex or BioLife in Chocolate
  • 1 cup (160g) raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup (60g) desiccated coconut
  • 12 (200g) medjool dates
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil - melted
  • 1-2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tabelspoons almond spread
  • Pinch of salt

For the filling:

  • 2 1/2 cups (375g) raw cashew nuts - soaked overnight
  • 180g natural yogurt
  • 1/2 cup rice malt syrup, honey or maple syrup
  • 150g coconut cream - thick component
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil - melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint essence

For the topping:

  • 200g quality dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Directions

  1. To make the base: Line the base of a circular cake tin with baking paper.
  2. Place all base ingredients in a foodprocessor and blend until they come together. If too dry, add one tablespoon of extra water at at time until the mixture comes together.
  3. Press into the base of the cake tin and set aside.
  4. To make the filling: Drain the cashew nuts and place all remaining filling ingredients in a food processor.
  5. Process for 5-10 minutes or until smooth and creamy.
  6. Pour filling over the base and place in the fridge to set for approximately three hours.
  7. To make the topping: Carefully remove the cake from the tin. To help, run a hot knife around the edge of the cake first then lift out from the base.
  8. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together over the stove or in the microwave.
  9. Evenly pour the chocolate mixture over the cake and allow to drizzle down the edges.
  10. The cake can be served right away or kept in the fridge until ready to serve.
  11. It is best kept for up to one week and is not suitable for freezing.

Nutritional Information

Per serve (147g) / Per 100g)

Energy (kJ): 2720/1850 | Protein (g): 14.8/10.1 | Fat (g): 50.8/34.5 | Saturated Fat (g): 24.4/16.6 | Carbohydrates (g): 29.9/20.3 | Sugar (g): 23.1/15.7 | Sodium (mg): 53/36