Cacao, Coconut & Blackberry Loaf

This delicious Cacao, Coconut & Blackberry Loaf is made with our Rude Health Coconut Drink and Wholegrain Spelt Flour. Creamy, nutty and zingy. The perfect afternoon treat.


Serves 12

Prep time 1 hour 15 mins



The Loaf

4 tbsp Rude Health Coconut Drink
150g Rude Health Wholegrain Spelt Flour
100g ground almonds
2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp cacao
1/3 vanilla bean seeds
125g softened butter
2 tbsp coconut oil
150g coconut palm sugar
2 medium eggs
large handful of fresh blackberries
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.