Almond Crunch Vanilla Cake With Chocolate Icing

Chocolate cake is good, yes, but what's better is a chocolate cake with a bit of personality. This Almond Crunch Chocolate Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Icing ticks all the right boxes. It has a rich chocolate flavour, a satisfying roasted-almond crunch, and is slathered in a delicious chocolate icing. 

Made with a spelt and almond flour blend, it's gluten-free but with a soft, gooey centre. It's also vegan friendly, using maple syrup in place of sugar and flax eggs to keep it all together. 

Be sure to make double the icing; it's so good you'll be tempted to scrape it off the top of the cake so you can have it all to yourself...




Almond Crunch Chocolate Cake


  1. Preheat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Grease your bundt cake tin well with an olive oil spray or additional coconut oil. Sprinkle some extra flour into the tin and shake off any excess. Make the flax eggs before hand by mixing 1:3 parts flax and water. Set aside for at least 10 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, and set aside.
  3. In another separate bowl, mix the coconut oil and maple syrup until smooth. Add the flax eggs and mix to combine. Add the vanilla.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients from step three and gently fold, using a spatula. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean when inserted.
  5. Remove the cake tin from the oven and set aside for at least 10 minutes before turning over onto a cooling wrack.
  6. While the cake cools, melt down the chocolate over a double boiler, making sure it doesn’t burn. Add a teaspoon of coconut oil to the melting chocolate for a smoother consistency. Once the cake has fully cooled, pour the melted chocolate over the cake and sprinkle over the crushed almonds.
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