This last Friday was a special day for me! I successfully completed counseling! As most of you know I’ve been dealing with anxietyand hurt from a loved one, which is why I’ve been in counseling so I can better learn how to deal with it.
I had a great counselor and I have learned so much about myself through counseling. A part of me will miss my weekly counseling sessions, but I am also glad that I was able to complete the program so soon and successfully. Anxiety will always be a part of my life, but at least now I know how to manage better!
So, to celebrate this occasion, I decided that the perfect way to celebrate was by making a cake!
This cake turned out so well and it tasted pretty great too! Of all the cakes I have made, both my husband and I agree that this is a new favorite of ours. It was so moist and it had the perfect amount of chocolate for all of you chocoholics out there!
Preheat the oven to 350 F. and grease an 8 or 9 inch bundt pan with coconut oil. Place a couple of teaspoons of cacao powder into the pan. Gently shake the pan to disperse the powder evenly. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, arrowroot powder, cacao powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Whisk and set aside. If there are any clumps you can break them up with your fingers.
In another bowl, beat the eggs with the coconut sugar until thoroughly combined. Add the almond extract and the EVOO. While whisking add in the hot water.
Combine the wet ingredients with the dry and whisk until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and orange zest. Carefully pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan. Place into the oven and bake for 40-45 min. rotating halfway through. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely. Invert the bundt cake onto a serving platter.
For the Chocolate Ganache Sauce:
In a small saucepan, heat the coconut milk to boiling. Remove from the heat and add the cocoa powder, vanilla and sea salt. Allow it to rest for 5 min.
Drizzle the chocolate over the cake. Top with chopped almonds.