Cacao – The Happy Superfood!

I’m over here trying to eat well and be active but I’m human. And most humans fancy a treat every now and again, right?! Firstly, I never buy junk food as that’ll just be my downfall so instead I had to create something using just what I had in the house. I scoured the internet and Pinterest for ideas and found a recipe I felt I could adapt. 

And there was born the Dark Chocolate and Almond Butter Cookie Cake

Dark Chocolate and Almond Butter Cookie Cake

Dairy Free | Gluten Free | Wheat Free | Vegan | 5 mins to prepare 

8 – 10 mins to cook | Serves 6 – 8


  • 1 egg 
  • 1 cup of almond butter 
  • 3 tbsp agave nectar 
  • 3 tbsp milled flaxseed 
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder 
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/3 cup cacao nibs 

Method: Preheat oven to 175 degrees. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients until they come together evenly. Use approx 1.5tbsp of the dough for each cookie. I used a whoopie pie tin, hence the half cake / half cookie creation! Use the back of the spoon to flatten out the dough then pop in the oven. 

Bake for 8-10 minutes. I baked mine for approx 10 minutes which made them come out more cake like than brownie like in the middle. 

About Cacao 

Cacao Powder is rich in antioxidants, high in protein and fibre as well as an abundance of magnesium and iron. It also allows us to create chocolate recipes which are dairy free, vegan and low in sugars. 

I enjoyed a couple of these cookie cakes with a warm mug of Spiced Hot Chocolate! So go ahead, have a go and…


Elle 🙂 

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  1. athletic avocado
    November 6, 2015 / 12:17

    this cookie cake looks to-die-for!!! YUM!

    • Elle Linton
      November 8, 2015 / 12:47

      I took them into work and had no complaints 🙂 this was my inspiration for some peanut butter baking!

  2. Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete
    November 6, 2015 / 10:58

    Yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Elle Linton
      November 6, 2015 / 11:49

      No problem 🙂 thanks for stopping by Tiffany! 🙂 x

  3. CARLA
    November 6, 2015 / 10:28

    Im so so so addicted to the raw nibs Ive never tried the powder (!!).

    • Elle Linton
      November 6, 2015 / 11:48

      The powder is such a great alternative to regular (sugar laden) hot chocolate and has more nutritional value! You can then use better sugar alternatives to sweeten it to taste! The hot choc I had with these cookie cakes was made with cacao too and a dash of agave nectar 🙂 x

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