We’ve teamed up with our friends at Something Good Co. to bring you this delicious reuse recipe using ingredients sourced from the beautiful plastic-free pantry and refillery in Jesmond + your leftover Cacao Brew grounds from a brew!
It’s gooey and super chocolatey, with just the right amount of orange. It’s gluten-free too! Try it, and let us know what you think…
Ingredients (*indicates ingredients available from Something Good Co.)
150ml olive oil*
2-3 tbsps leftover Cacao Brew* grounds
50g cacao powder*
100ml boiling water
150g ground almonds* (or 125g plain flour* if not gluten free)
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda*
Pinch of salt
200g caster sugar*
3 large eggs
- Preheat the oven to 170°C/150°C Fan. Line a loaf tin with baking paper.
- Zest the whole orange and juice half (approx. 25ml juice).
- Measure and sift cacao powder into a bowl or jug and whisk in the boiling water until you have a smooth, chocolatey paste. Mix in the orange zest and juice.
- Put the sugar, olive oil and eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk for a couple of minutes until you have an aerated and thickened cream (you could use an electric mixer if you have one).
- Gradually add the chocolate orange paste to the thickened cream mixture, beating as you go.
- Add the ground almonds, bicarbonate of soda and a pinch of salt. Fold together to create a dark, liquid batter.
- Add your leftover Cacao Brew grounds and fold in.
- Pour into your prepared loaf tin. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the sides are set and the very centre looks slightly damp on top. A cake tester should come up mainly clean but with a few sticky chocolate crumbs clinging to it.
- Leave to cool or enjoy while still warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!
You can pick up a bag of Cacao Brew from Something Good Co. in Jesmond along with your other food and household essentials.