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Festive choco-pineapple cake with violets

Just the right amount of sweet: a festive cake that’s not full of butter and sugar. You can decorate it beautifully with grated coconut and pieces of dried mango.

Lactose free | Vegan

8 servings. Preparation time 25 mins. (plus 40 minutes for baking and cooling).

Ingredients

  • Vegetable margarine
  • 2 1/4 cups sifted wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups cane sugar

  • 3/4 cup olive oil

  • 1 banana, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup coconut milk, well-stirred

  • 5 pineapple rings, drained and cut into chunks
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate, in small pieces

  • 2 tbs grated coconut and pieces of dried mango

  • Violets or other edible flowers 

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a spring-form cake pan (9 in) with margarine and sprinkle with flour
  2. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla and cane sugar together in a bowl. In a separate bowl, puree the oil, banana and coconut milk with a hand blender.
  3. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together. Stir in the pineapple chunks and pieces of dark chocolate (1/4 cup). Mix well, but not for too long (the batter should be thick, syrupy, and above all, not too runny). Pour the batter into the spring-form and bake for approximately 50 minutes until cooked. Prick in the middle of the cake carefully with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, then the cake is cooked. If not, cook for another 10 minutes. Leave the cake to cool down completely, and then carefully flip it over onto a plate.
  4. Melt the remaining chocolate (1/2 cup) au bain-marie. Pour the melted chocolate over the cake and sprinkle with grated coconut and pieces of dried mango. Decorate with the violets.