Chocolate Kahlua Banana Torte

11 May

chocolate kahlua banana torte

I have a fabulous recipe for a kahlua chocolate cake that is probably about one of the most unhealthy things you can choose to eat.  It has been known to give me a three-day sugar migraine.  So it’s VERY tasty, because the risk can sometimes seem worth the cost.  The other day I had a craving for that cake, but I really didn’t want to go there.   I whipped this up just to see if it would work.  It was so good.  High in protein, and nut free??  Yes, please.

Ingredients:

2 very ripe bananas
12 large pitted dates
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1-2 tbsp honey (optional)
1 tbsp vanilla
6 eggs
1/4 c kahlua (sub strong black coffee)
1/4 c cocoa powder
1/3 c coconut flour
1 tsp salt
2/3 c mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (I prefer Enjoy Life brand.)

Preheat oven to 350.  In a large food processor, combine the bananas, dates, honey, coconut oil and vanilla, blend until smooth–it will take few minutes to get the dates to grind down and completely “emulsify.”    Add in the eggs and kahlua.  Blend.  Add in the dry ingredients and blend until smooth.  (You may have to scrape down the sides from time to time to keep it well mixed.)  Add in the chocolate chips and pulse until just incorporated.  Pour into a prepared 8×8 dish, bake for 30 minutes, or until just set.  🙂

Disclaimer:  I do NOT believe “paleo” desserts are carte-blanche.   The inherent sweetness and “psychological” impact make this most certainly a special treat, and should be considered the same indulgence as any dessert.  However, this is life!  I am thankful God has led me to clean-ER options to satisfy my never-ending chocolate jones!

 Happy Birthday, Heather!!

Happy Birthday, Heather!!

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this goes so well with coffee 🙂

Enjoy!

Leigh

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2 Responses to “Chocolate Kahlua Banana Torte”

  1. Anne Dougherty May 14, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

    Heather and Leigh,

    Just a note to tell you how much I enjoy your recipes! Thank you so much for posting them. I do have a question: I’m in the middle of making the Chocolate Kahlua Banana Torte. There is no honey listed in the ingredients list, but there is an instruction to add the honey in the second sentence of the directions. How much honey should I add?

    Thanks!
    Anne

    • the PRIME pursuit May 14, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

      Thanks for the feedback, Anne! The honey was originally 2 tsp, but it was determined to be unnecessary. You can add it in as an option depending on your audience, but it will come out tasty either way!

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