Grenada: Recipe for Crayfish Bay Chocolate Cake
Scroll down for a unique recipe from Crayfish Bay Organic Cocoa Farm for their chocolate cake.
The first time I visited Crayfish Bay Organic Cocoa Farm on the north western side of the the island of Grenada I absolutely fell in love with it. I felt a connection with the sense of peace and tranquility, the abstract way the cacao trees grow with the banana trees in between and the nutmeg trees appearing out of nowhere at the slightest turn.
I brought home some Crayfish Bay Organic Cocoa Rolls and their recipe for a gorgeous chocolate cake. I first tasted it sitting outside on a warm Grenadian afternoon after finishing a simple and totally delicious lunch of home made dishes made with local produce. You will find the recipe below.
Crayfish Bay Organic Cocoa Balls are used to make a rich chocolate cake.
- 7 cocoa rolls Crayfish Bay Organic Cocoa Rolls
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/3 cups sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
- 3 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 med-large eggs
Pre-heat oven to 180C/350F.
Melt the cocoa rolls and coconut oil together in a pan on the hob.
In a bowl mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
Add the water and beaten egg to the dry mixtre.
Add the melted cocoa rolls and coconut oil to the mixture.
Pour the mixture into a greased and floured baking pan.
Bake in the centre of the oven for about 45 minutes.
The cake is done when a skewer or sharp knife tip inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
Cool for approximately 5 minutes before taking the cake out of the pan.
Allow the cake to cool completely before cutting into squares to serve.
Click here to read more about the Grenada Chocolate Festival. I will be attending the Grenada Chocolate Festival again this year – Why don’t you come too!!