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Quick Chocolate Cake or Muffins
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Moist chocolate cake or muffin - originally from Australian Good Taste magazine but I modified AND forgot the butter/oil last time - actually tasted better without!

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (0 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (2 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type O (0 beneficials)
  • Dessert
  • 300g or 2 cups flour (I've only tried spelt)
  • 75g or 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 heaped teaspoons of baking powder [BTD compliant]
  • 330g or 1-1/3 cup sugar (I use 1 cup)[or compliant sweetener]
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 435ml or 1-3/4 cup rice milk
  • favorite compliant nuts (e.g. walnut), and/or fruit, jam or icing sugar to decorate
  • *if you really want to use the grease - original recipe used 125g cooled melted butter (or 1/2 cup grape seed oil) added with rice milk.
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Place large paper muffin cases in muffin tin, or prepare 24cm (approx) cake tin (I used a silicon pan with a little grape seed oil, or you can oil and paper/flour a regular metal pan.
  2. Sift cocoa, flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add sugar and stir.
  4. Add egg and rice milk and beat with wooden spoon for about a minute until thick and glossy.
  5. Spoon into muffin cases or cake tin and decorate with nuts/fruit.
  6. Bake muffins for 30 minutes, or cake for 80 minutes, or until wooden skewer come out clean.
  7. Stand for 5 minutes before tipping out on wire rack to cool (I left cake sitting longer).
  8. Lovely with a cuppa (herbal tea), or as a dessert jazzed up with fresh fruit or fruit sauce (just blend your fave with pear juice or sugar).

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Rice Milk1 N N B B B B N N
Egg (chicken)2 N N N B N N N N
Spelt (whole)3 ,4 ,5 ,6 N N B N B N N A
Chocolate/ Cocoa5 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sugar (Brown/White)- N A N A N A N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients that contain gluten.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[6] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jan 22, 2011 at 08:04 PM By: Joe