Chocolate Protein Cake with Sweet Potato Icing

Ingredients

Cake
1 1/4 cups each of almond meal & plain flour (can be replaced with gluten free)
1cup almond milk
1/3 cup maple syrup 
1/4 cups coconut milk
2 tbsp Two Islands Chocolate Pea Protein Powder 
1 tbsp cacao
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
3 tsp baking powder 
1/4 tsp baking soda 
1tsp vanilla bean extract 
Pinch of salt 

Icing


400g orange sweet potato (peeled & cubed)
2 tbsp cacao powder 
3 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla bean extract 
1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
Pinch of salt

Method

Preheat oven to 180C. Steam sweet potato until soft. Mash & allow to cool before mixing in a food processor with the rest of the icing ingredients. 
In a large bowl mix together the coconut oil, milk, acv, maple syrup, vanilla bean extract, almond meal & salt. Sift in the flour, cacao, baking powder and soda then mix. 
Pour half of the mix into a lined cake tin and bake for 12-15 mins until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Repeat with the second half of the mixture. 
Once cooled smooth a layer of icing onto the base layer of the cake. Place the next layer of cake on top and cover in the remaining icing. 

 

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This recipe was created for Two Islands by Kirsten of kirstenbridge.nz