This delicious cacao, coconut & blackberry loaf is creamy, nutty and zingy. The perfect afternoon treat.

cacao blackberry cake


Ingredients (Serves 12, preparation time 1 hour 15 mins)

150g wholegrain spelt flour

100g ground almonds

2 tsp baking pwder

2 tbsp cacao

1/3 vanilla bean seeds

125g softened butter

2 tbsp coconut oil

150g coconut palm sugar

2 medium eggs

4 tbsp Rude Health Coconut Drink

large handful of fresh black berries

25g flaked almonds


1. Preheat the oven to 160°C, gas mark 3. Coat a 900g loaf tin with butter and then flour or baking parchment.

2. Pour the spelt flour, ground almonds, baking powder, cacao and sugar into a bowl. Split the vanilla bean, scrape out the seeds with a sharp knife and add to the mix.

3. Add the butter, coconut oil, sugar, eggs and Coconut Drink. Beat with an electric whisk until the mixture becomes light and fluffy.

4. Spoon half the cake mixture into the tin, then sprinkle half of the blackberries into the mix. Cover with the remaining mixture, and add the remaining blackberries.

5. Poke each blackberry into the mixture until they sit just below the surface, then smooth over the top.

6. Bake for  45 mins, remove and scatter with almonds and return the cake to the oven, turned the other way so that it cooks evenly. Cook for a further 30 minutes, or until firm to touch.

7. Leave to cool in the tin. Serve cool, it’s delicious with a blob of natural yoghurt.

cacao blackberry cake