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Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake \\ Sweet Laurel

For many, Valentine’s Day equals chocolate, right? This year, I asked Nick what he would like his ultimate Valentine’s Day treat to be. If you remember from last year’s Pink Heart Cake, you know Valentine cakes are my thing! This year Nick wanted a chocolate cake, filled with delicious fresh raspberry. And here you have it! Our delicious and decadent Raspberry Truffle Cake! Completely grain-free, refined sugar-free and dairy-free! Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake \\ Sweet Laurel

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Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake \\ Sweet Laurel

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Decadent Chocolate Layer Cake with Raspberry infused Ganache

A Valentine’s Day Cake


 

Ingredients:


 

For the cake

2 1/2 cups almond flour

1/4 cup cacao

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt

2 eggs

3/4 cup maple syrup

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

For the ganache

8 ounces/266 grams Unsweetened 100% baking chocolate

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup maple syrup

3/4 cup coconut milk

1 cup raspberries, gently smashed, plus extra for garnish

Optional raspberry spread (for garnish)*

2 cups raspberries

3 tablespoons maple syrup

1 tablespoon lemon juice


 

Directions:


 

To make the cake

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease one 8-9 inch pan or two 6 inch pans with coconut oil.

Mix almond flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Add eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla. Stir until batter forms. Pour into prepared pans.

Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

To make ganache

In a double boiler or a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt baking chocolate and coconut oil. When completely smooth, remove from heat and pour in maple syrup, coconut milk, and raspberries. Gently stir and allow to sit a room temperature until you are ready to frost your cake.

To build the cake

When your cakes are completely cool, place on a layer on a cake plate and smooth about 3-4 tablespoons of ganache over the first layer. Repeat with the second layer. Add optional berries spread and garnish with fresh berries!

*To make optional raspberry spread

Place raspberries, maple syrup and lemon juice in saucepan, and then cook on low for about 10-20 minutes, gently smashing down berries as the mixture cooks. Allow mixture to simmer additional 10 -15 minutes, and then remove from heat. Garnish cake with complete cool raspberry mixture.

Enjoy!

Sweet Laurel NYC Workshops \\ Sweet Laurel x Breather

If you follow Sweet Laurel on Instagram, you know we were recently in New York City. Claire and I had the opportunity to meet with some incredible bloggers and editors, and share what we love best: CAKE!

While we were in New York, we held two grain-free baking workshops over the course of the week at a beautiful space, Breather. Breather has numerous, chic workspaces, with locations throughout North America and U.K.! Each Breather location is gorgeous and well designed in their own unique way. And location, location, location! Breather sure knows how to place their workspaces! We had the opportunity to host our event at a location in Soho, NY. It was in a hot part of town, with beautiful natural light, as you can see from our photos below.

Each guest decorated their own mini Sweet Laurel cake with organic flowers and decorations. The recipe for this delicious gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and paleo chocolate cake can be found in our special guest post with The Chalkboard Mag.

I got to share my story with our lovely guests, as well as my pregnancy news (as you may be able to tell from our photos). My husband and I are expecting a little Sweet Laurel baby in February 2017!! I will be sharing more about this pregnancy in posts to come, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, enjoy these photos from our super fun NYC workshops!

Sweet Laurel NYC Workshops \\ Sweet Laurel X Breather

Sweet Laurel NYC Workshops \\ Sweet Laurel X Breather

Sweet Laurel NYC Workshops \\ Sweet Laurel X Breather

Sweet Laurel NYC Workshops \\ Sweet Laurel X Breather

Sweet Laurel NYC Workshops \\ Sweet Laurel X Breather

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Sweet Laurel NYC Workshops \\ Sweet Laurel X Breather

Sweet Laurel NYC Workshops \\ Sweet Laurel X Breather

Sweet Laurel NYC Workshops \\ Sweet Laurel X Breather

Sweet Laurel NYC Workshops \\ Sweet Laurel X Breather

Sweet Laurel NYC Workshops \\ Sweet Laurel X Breather

Sweet Laurel NYC Workshops \\ Sweet Laurel X Breather

Sweet Laurel NYC Workshops \\ Sweet Laurel X Breather

Sweet Laurel NYC Workshops \\ Sweet Laurel X Breather

Sweet Laurel NYC Workshops \\ Sweet Laurel X Breather

Sweet Laurel NYC Workshops \\ Sweet Laurel X Breather

Sweet Laurel NYC Workshops \\ Sweet Laurel X Breather

Sweet Laurel NYC Workshops \\ Sweet Laurel X Breather

xoxo, Laurel

Sweet Laurel products can be found here: vanilla extract, vegan caramel, and chocolate cake mix