Oat Flour Chocolate Cake with Molasses Glaze
What’s in it?
Cake - oat flour, cacao powder, tapioca starch, baking powder, baking soda, salt, almond milk, almond butter, coconut sugar, applesauce, apple cider vinegar, vanilla extract
Molasses Glaze - non-dairy milk, molasses, powdered sugar, dates
Where did I find it?
Why do I like it?
I had been looking for an oat flour cake recipe and I remembered that I had seen some amazing videos on my Facebook feed from Feasting on Fruit. So I took a chance and searched the site and found this wonderful recipe! The cake is not too sweet with a great texture. It bakes up nice and high with a springy touch which you don’t always find in a vegan/gluten free cake recipe.
Instead of the frosting that came with the recipe, I wanted to use a glaze as a glue to hold marshmallows and chocolate chips. So I searched again on the Feasting with Fruit site and found this glaze. It came out a bit thin to use as a holder for the toppings so I added some dates and that did the trick.
Any recipe notes or tweaks?
For the cake, this recipe calls for 2 cups of oat flour so I measured out 2 cups of rolled oats and ground them in the Vitamix blender as noted on the recipe page. I didn’t have any coffee extract so I made the cake without it.
For the glaze, as I wrote above, I wanted to use it as a glue to hold marshmallows and chocolate chips. First, I made the glaze as directed on the recipe. It is suggested on the recipe that you can make your own powdered sugar in the blender, so I did using coconut sugar. The glaze tasted great, but was too thin to hold the toppings. I had some date caramel, which is just dates processed with warm water and a pinch of salt (recipe from Minimalist Baker). In order to thicken the glaze I added 1/2 cup of the date caramel and it worked! Next time I will just add 1/2 cup of soaked dates to the blender after I have made the powdered sugar then add the rest of the glaze ingredients.
For the toppings, I used 3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips and 3/4 cup vegan mini marshmallows (which I cut in half).
Want the recipe for the cake? CLICK HERE
Want the recipe for the glaze? CLICK HERE