Caffeine kick cakes

Updated: Mar 3

By popular demand - I bring youth recipe that was featured in cycling weekly magazine.

And whilst you're baking - listen to a podcast with me :D

These cocoa caffeine kick cakes, will give you that extra kick that you need to keep going. They are made with fresh bets, to keep them moist and delicious and to make you even faster. PLUS they are also gluten and dairy free, and only sweetened with dates – as in most of my baking recipes.

Now this cake has the extra secret of also being half a cup of coffee (if your yield is 8 cakes) But if you’re taking it easy and not having caffeine, just skip the coffee and drop some chocolate chips into the batter and you’ll have yourself an amazing chocolate cake.

These keep in the fridge for 3-4 days and in the freezer for up to 3 months – so make plenty!

Also try the chocolate fudge cake,made with sweet potato.

Caffeine kick cakes

Prep time 10 minutes.

Baking time 25 min.


· Food processor

· Muffin tray – this is important or else they are going to be very flat!

· Muffin Paper cups - optional

Cake Ingredients:

· 200 g (1/2lb) beets, raw, peel and cut into chunks.

· 2 large eggs or 3 small

· 12 medjool dates - pitted (120g or 2/3 cups)

· 2 tbsp. coconut oil

· 2 tsp. baking powder

· 2 tbsp. cocoa powder – (edition 2)

· 4 tbsp instant coffee (half it if you want a milder coffee taste)

· 1/4 tsp salt

· 50 g (1/2 cup) almonds

· 30 g (1/3 cups) rolled oats

· NOTE – if you are not using paper cups, then you need chopped hazel nuts or more chopped almonds.

Step 1.

Preheat the oven to 175*c/ 350*F.

In a food processor add all the ingredients and combine well until it's a wet granulate.

Step 2.

Line your muffin tray with paper cups or grease it with coconut oil and sprinkle chopped hazelnuts into it.

Step 3.

Fill the tray with the "batter" Press it down firmly and smooth the surface with a wet rubber spatula or spoon.

Step 4. Bake them for 25 minutes until they are spongy and smells amazing.

COOL THEM DOWN before trying to get them out of the tin or the paper cups – just a good advice.

And last but not least: POST THEM ON INSTAGRAM and don't forget to tag me!


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Lots of love Hannah

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