Before I start on my actual post, I would like to share some exciting news with you! Recently I was asked to do some freelance food photography for Momowich, a South East Asian Cafe located in London. Their beef rendang it totally awesome and authentic so give it a visit when you are in the Liverpool Street area! I got the gig thanks to Wenlin, the founder of Edible Experiences who liked what she saw on my blog and referred Momowich to me. Thanks again Wenlin! For foodies in London and those who plan to come to London for a holiday, do check out her website for a whole host of food related experiences, be it supperclubs, walking tours, tasting, cooking classes etc. You won't have time to get bored once you get on the Edible experiences wagon!
It was a really fun experience to do some food photography other than for my blog so my hubby and I are now available for freelance photography assignments around London. Our portfolio can be found on the Eight Dot Photography facebook page. Do check it out and let us know what you think. There's not too much there at the moment but we'll definitely be building it up. :)
Alright back to my post. I've been trying to cut down on sugar and butter recently so I'm always on the lookout for healthy recipes. One of my fave blog to visit Love Food Eat which not only features healthy Indian food but also healthy baked goodies! Not knowing too much about vegan food, it's pretty interesting to see all the beautiful cakes and cookies usually made without dairy and eggs. Yes! It's possible!! I usually bake without the use of dairy but haven't done so without the use of egg so I was pretty intrigued when I came across this vegan coffee chocolate cake that's also made with wholemeal flour! How much more healthy can it get!!!? In this recipe, vinegar was used to make the cake fluffy so that's another new thing I've learnt!
The texture of the cake was great and was not dry at all. Chocolate and coffee are of course a match made in heaven!!!! I love drinking coffee and it's perfect to have some coffee cake to go with it! Coffee overdose? I think not!
Recipe adapted slightly from Love Food Eat.
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
50g dark chocolate(chopped up)
1 cup strong black coffee
1/4 cup light olive oil
2 tbsp white vinegar
1 tbsp vanilla
1) Preheat the oven at 170 deg C/330 deg F.
2) In a bowl combine all the wet ingredients. Combine all the dry ingredients and mix till everything is combined well. Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients slowly stirring to mix everything well. Be careful not to over-mix.
3) Pour the batter into a greased pan and bake for around 25 mins . It's ready when you insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.