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Double Duty Chocolate Brownie Birthday Cake


Ingredients

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  • For the cake:
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • For the ganache:
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup almond milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F, grease an 8 inch cake pan and set aside.
  2. In a large, microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips, almond milk, and coconut oil. Melt in the microwave for 30 second increments, until thoroughly melted.
  3. Add in the apple cider vinegar, other 1/4 cup almond milk, and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine. Add in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and granulated sugar. Whisk until smooth and combined.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until cake is set in the middle or a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool.
  5. For the ganache: Melt together the chocolate chips, almond milk, and coconut oil, microwaving for 30 second increments until melted.
  6. Remove cooled cake from pan and pour ganache over the entire cake, spreading evenly onto top and sides. Garnish with chocolate shavings, chopped peanuts, etc.
  7. Store in refrigerator.