Coconut chocolate almond cake great for using up leftover chocolate

Coconut chocolate almond cake great for using up leftover chocolate

By 21/04/2017

Do you have leftover Easter chocolate? Here is an idea for a quick and easy cake to rustle up in no time.

I have mixed together chocolate, coconut and almond flakes for a crumbly and tasty cake which goes perfectly with a scoop of ice cream, creme fraiche or cream.

I normally use dark chocolate in my bakings but this time I have used a mixture of both.. some leftover "Kinder" eggs from my children and some dark chocolate too. I am saying this as the quantity of sugar for this recipe might vary: if you are using mainly dark and less sugary chocolate you might prefer to add slightly more sugar. Just taste the cake mixture before baking it.

  • Prep Time : 15 minutes
  • Cook Time : 30 minutes
  • Yield : 6

Ingredients

Instructions

Whip the eggs with the sugar until soft and creamy. Add the vanilla essence.

Whipped eggs with sugar

In a sauce pan melt the butter and let it cool down before adding it to the eggs with the flour, the coconut and the almond flakes.

Put the chocolate in a ceramic bowl and let it melt over a sauce pan of simmering water. Add it to the cake mixture and mix well.

Chocolate cake with coconut and almonds

Pour the mixture onto a baking tin lined with parchment paper measuring approx 31 x 21 cm or 12 x 8 inch. Bake at 180C of 350F for about 30 to 35 minutes. Check with a tookpick and if it is still too wet inside leave it in the oven for a few more minutes.

Let the cake cool down and sprinkle it with vanilla powdered sugar or you can make a frosting if you wish.

Chocolate cake with coconut and almonds

Chocolate cake with coconut and almonds

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11 Responses to Coconut chocolate almond cake great for using up leftover chocolate

  1. elisabetta

    That looks like a beautifully soft cake. In my case though, I never have left-over Easter Eggs!! 🙂 Buon fine settimana,

    • Alida

      When I am in Italy at Easter the kids get all those gigantic Italian Easter eggs, at least 4 or 5 each so we always end up with quite a bit of left over chocolate this year slightly less as we stayed in the UK.

  2. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Almond, coconut and chocolate..love all of them! The cake looks marvelous, Alida.

    • Alida

      Thanks Angie!

  3. Chiara

    tutti ingredienti che amo, una bella a golosa merenda ! Buona settimana, un bacione !

    • Alida

      Anche a te, ciao!

  4. gloria

    Im sure this is absolutely delicious Alida 🙂
    Baci

  5. speedy70

    Un dolce golosissimo Alida!!!!

    • Alida

      Grazie cara!

  6. All That I'm Eating

    I’ve normally got most of these ingredients in the kitchen, what a great idea!

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