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Mini Double Chocolate Almond Cakes


  • Cake:
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup date paste
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup banana (no lumps, mashed thoroughly)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • Chocolate Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons almond milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease muffin pan and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (alternatively, can use a hand mixer), combine almond meal, all purpose flour, salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder. Mix until combined.
  3. Add date paste, maple syrup, banana, water, and almond milk. Mix until all dry ingredients and combined with wet ingredients, avoid over mixing.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes, checking halfway through baking time.
  5. Allow cakes to cool before removing from pan.
  6. For the chocolate glaze:
  7. Combine chocolate chips and almond milk in microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir and microwave for an additional 15 seconds, until melted.
  8. When cakes are cooled, pour chocolate glaze over cakes. Garnish with chopped almonds and shredded coconut.