Sugar-free Prune, Chocolate and Walnut Cake
Sugar-free Prune, Chocolate and Walnut Cake

It’s been a while since I last posted…blame it on the festive season and the need and demand to eat fried unhealthy stuff! Though I did do my bit to promote diabetic friendly wholesome meals and flavours, in the fight of traditional vs modern, traditional took the cake!

Till I got back to my kitchen and made this glorious moist sticky prune cake.

Anyways, this cake has been specially made for my dearest hubby. It has everything he likes, and I like to feed him, prunes, coconut oil, dark chocolate and a lively peppering of some seeds and walnuts. What’s more it’s simple and does not call for many technical processes.

The cake rises well so make sure you use a tin large enough
The cake rises well so make sure you use a tin large enough

Time taken: 1 hour  

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Serves 8 

Skill level: Basic 

Equipment Needed: 8×6 inch cake tin, hand-held mixer, food processor and oven.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup prunes (make sure u get the pitted sugar-free version)
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar-free chocolate chunks
  • 1/4 cup organic palm sugar ( I’ve used sugar-free powder )
  • 100 grams of walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons mix of flax seeds, white sesame seeds and sunflower seeds (optional)

Method: 

The three different mixes come together to form the prune cake
The three different mixes come together to form the prune cake

1. Cook the prunes in the apple juice till they absorb all the liquid and are plump.
2. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees.
3. In a glass bowl place the chocolate chunks and melt it in a microwave. 40 seconds is all it takes. Take a dry spoon and mix it so the chocolate takes on a shine.
4. In a bowl mix together the oil, vanilla essence.
5. In another bowl beat the palm sugar and eggs together till the mixture is nice and gooey. It will be golden in colour.
6. Add the oil and vanilla essence. Mix again.
7. In a food processor grind the prunes. Add to the mixture and mix well.
8. Finally add the melted chocolate and the seeds and give one quick stir.
9. Break up 100 grams of walnuts and add it to the mix.

Its dark, gooey and with tiny bites of walnuts..what more could one ask for
It’s dark, gooey and with tiny bites of walnuts..what more could one ask for…enjoy!

10. Pour the Prune and chocolate mix into a well-greased  baking tin you could add a few walnuts on top before you bake the cake. Bake for 25 minutes at 180 degree.
The cake might take 5+_ minutes depending on the oven and the cake tin used.

Cut a large slice of your sugar-free prune cake and enjoy the deep rich dark chocolate flavours that combine so well with the rich fibrous prune
Cut a large slice of your sugar-free prune cake and enjoy the deep rich dark chocolate flavours that combine so well with the rich fibrous prune

To serve: cut a nice fat wedge add a dollop of sugar-free ice cream and serve with fanned out strawberries.

It's strawberry season...why wouldn't you add some tangy flavours to this cake!
It’s strawberry season…why wouldn’t you add some tangy flavours to this cake!

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