These had me at first bite.
PREP: 10 – 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 – 35 minutes
Total: 40 – 50 minutes
Makes 9-12 servings
10 dates, pitted (the original recipe calls for medjool dates- I couldn’t find those so I bought regular pitted dates)
1 cup of unsweetened applesauce (I used one ripe banana)
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees
Add applesauce (or banana) and continue to pulse until pureed and combined with the dates
Add the purée to the bowl, add the eggs, vanilla, coconut oil and coffee - mix on low-medium speed until well combined
Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl
Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix, scrape down the sides, until you have a smooth batter
Grease a 8×8 glass pan with coconut oil, pour in the batter and smooth it with the back of a spatula.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean
These cakes come out moist, which is what I love the most about them. Let them cool off completely before storing in an air tight container.
All the Best --