Dark Chocolate Orange Log with Coconut Icing

avatarFelicia Lim

This decadent loaf tucks in dark chocolate chips with bright citrus flavor all drizzled in a rich coconut icing. 

The contrast between chocolate and orange is one that never fails. Fresh citrus flavor complements the dark chocolate in a way that’s both bright and rich. As a plus: They both are known to boost your mood with high levels of antioxidants.

Almond meal and tapioca starch make the base of the dough to keep things gluten-free and Paleo. While the almond meal adds a bit of moisture to the dough, the tapioca starch offers elasticity and density.

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Once baked, the loaf is topped with a delicious coconut cream frosting sweetened with honey and fresh orange juice. Along with sneaking in extra healthy fats, this dairy-free frosting also tastes great on other baked goods, like Paleo cupcakes or cookies.

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Helpful Tips To Get Started:

  • Let the egg acclimate to room temperature. Whisking a chilled egg into the mixture could cause the melted coconut oil to solidify and change the consistency of the batter. It’s important to let the egg set at room temperature (before starting) to ensure you get a smooth and pliable dough consistency.
  • Gradually combine wet and dry ingredients together. Slowly sifting the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients will help prevent the batter from clumping, making the dough easier to work with later on.
  • Add a bit of tapioca starch if the dough is too sticky. When kneading, add one tablespoon of tapioca starch at a time to help loosen the dough. You’ll want the texture to be soft and pliable, so try not to add more than 6 tablespoons total.
  • Sub in a different sweetener. If you prefer to use maple syrup instead of honey, simply replace the honey with equal amounts of maple syrup.
Felicia Lim

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time

Total time:50 mins

Cook Time:30 mins 30 minutes

Prep Time: 20 mins 20 minutes

Dark Chocolate Orange Log with Coconut Icing

Recipe by:author Felicia Lim

This decadent loaf tucks in dark chocolate chips with bright citrus flavor topped with a rich coconut icing.

Ingredients

For the Loaf:

For the Coconut Cream Icing:

Instructions

Looking for Paleo ingredients? Here are a few we’d recommend:
Almond meal (Barney)
Tapioca flour (Authentic Foods)
Baking powder (Hain)
Cold pressed coconut oil (Viva Naturals)
Raw honey (Bee Farms)
Semi-sweet chocolate chips (Enjoy Life)
Coconut cream (Native Forest)

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