The Root7 HQ is in a flurry of excitement to see the new Great British Bake Off! So we have swapped our keyboards for aprons and have been in the kitchen cooking up some treats to celebrate.
Time to forget that summer body and indulge in all things sweet! Take a look at our amazing Chocolate Cake topped with strawberries and coconut cream (oh and it's vegan!). The perfect treat to impress guests any night of the week!
We will be posting a new recipe every week so be sure to check back and share your creations with us :D
P.S. Like the mug we made it in? The Aurora blue Ombre mug will be available at Root7.com in October ;)
For Cake - serves 1
Whole wheat flour, heaped - 1 tbsp
Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
Cocoa powder - 1 tsp
Salt - 1 small pinch
Sugar - 2 tsp
Hot water- 1 tbsp
White vinegar - 1/4 tsp
Vegetable oil - 2 tsp
Strawberry jam - 1 tbsp
Vanilla Extract - 1/4 tsp
For Cream - Serves 10 cakes approx.
Coconut cream/full fat milk - 1 can (400ml)
Icing sugar - 6 tbsp (use clotted cream if non vegan)
Vegan friendly chocolate
Chill the coconut cream over night. Remove from fridge and scrape off top thickened surface. (save leftover milk for another day).
Place hardened cream in a chilled mixing bowl. Beat for 30 seconds with a mixer until creamy.
Add vanilla (optional) and icing sugar and mix until creamy and smooth for 1 minute. Set aside for later.
In a microwave safe mug, mix together the dry ingredients like whole wheat flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and mix well using a fork without any lumps. Add vinegar, strawberry jam, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, 1 tbsp hot water and mix well using the fork till you do not see any dry ingredients.
If the mixture is very thick and difficult to mix, then add 1-2 tsp hot water and mix well. Place the mug in the microwave and cook at high for 30 seconds first. If the surface of the cake still appears wet, microwave again for another 10-15 seconds. Serve immediately and top with halved strawberries & your coconut cream.
Drizzle with melted vegan chocolate for an extra nice touch.
Big thanks to Charlotte Martin for creating this lovely artwork. See her designs at www.martinlelapin.com.