- 100ml coffee chicory essence
- 2 dessert spoons Golden Syrup
- 1 cup rice flour
- 1 cup corn flour
- 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
- 1 teaspoon Bi Carb of Soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 dessert spoons cocoa powder
- 1 cup pitted prunes
- 1 cup hot water
- 2/3 cup crushed nuts
- 1/2 cup dark choc chips
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup oil
- 1/4 raw sugar
Soak the prunes in the hot water, add the coffee essence, let sit for 15 mins.
Into mixing bowl slurp oil, sugar and eggs, mix.
Add sifted flours, cocoa powder, bi carb of soda and baking powder.
Vitamise prunes in coffee/water mix, add to dry ingredients.
Toss in choc chips and crushed nuts, mix well.
Pour into greased cake tins, bake for approx. 40-55 mins or until skewer comes out clean.
Let cool on cake rack then ice with lemon juice mixed with icing sugar.
This will make 1 large cake and 6 small muffins.
*This is more for adults than children; it is not a sweet cake and it needs the sharp lemon icing on top to balance the slight bitterness of the coffee and cocoa.
Works well with cream, ice cream, sweet yoghurt or stewed fruit.