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Chocolate loaf with coffee glaze

7
7
7
SmartPoints value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
45 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Easy
This light and fluffy chocolate cake uses agave syrup as a sweetener and is paired with a rich coffee glaze.

Ingredients

reduced fat oil spread

125 g

agave syrup

190 g, dark variety

egg(s)

2 medium

vanilla bean paste

1 tsp

plain flour

1½ cup(s), (225g)

cocoa powder

40 g

baking powder

1 tsp

bicarbonate of soda

¼ tsp

skim milk

3 tsp

espresso coffee

3 tsp, strong brewed coffee

oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly spray a 9cm x 20cm (base measurement) loaf tin with oil. Line base and 2 long sides with baking paper.
  2. Using electric beaters, beat spread and 160g agave syrup in a large bowl until well combined. Add eggs, 1 at a time, until just combined. Stir in vanilla bean paste.
  3. Sift flour, 30g cocoa powder, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into bowl. Fold flour mixture into egg mixture. Fold in milk.
  4. Spoon batter into prepared tin and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean (see tips). Set loaf aside in tin for 10-15 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Combine remaining cocoa powder and remaining agave syrup in a small bowl until smooth. Stir in coffee. Drizzle glaze over cooled cake. Serve.

Notes

TIPS: Agave syrup is a naturally occurring sweetener extracted from the agave plant. Find it in the heath food section of large supermarkets or from health food stores. Cover top of loaf with foil if browning too quickly. Add strawberries and 2 tbs roasted hazelnuts (chopped) sprinkled over glaze to serve (contains nuts). Swap agave syrup for honey.

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