This is has got to be one of my top flavour combinations, Dark Chocolate & Coconut. I first came across it in a mud cake, back in 2013 when we were in London. Iain almost died when he saw this cake, but unfortunately, it wasn’t Gluten Free. So for his 30th Birthday I set about creating my own version of Coconut Mud Cake.
325gm Dark Chocolate (Min 70%)
5 Eggs (Free Range 55gms)
250gm Sour Cream
100ml Coconut Oil
150gm Brown Sugar
150gm Coconut Sugar
300gm Plain Flour (Can use Gluten Free Plain Flour)
5gm Baking Powder
50gm Moist Coconut Flakes
Cake Tin Needed 24cm Springform
Prep time 15min
Baking Time 45-55min
Preheat oven to 165o
In mixing bowl combine Brown Sugar, Coconut Sugar, Flour, Bicarb and Baking Powder. Using a whisk to combine.
In a microwave safe bowl melt butter and chocolate together.
Whisk eggs, sour cream and coconut oil until combined.
Add all WET ingredients with DRY ingredients until combined.
Mix in the moist coconut flakes.
Pour in to the cake pan, place in Oven.
Line the sides of the cake pan to stop the sides from burning,
Place a sheet of baking paper of the top of the cake to stop the cake getting to hard and burnt on top.
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We at OX RABBIT work so long and hard these days that the only thing fuelling our bodies is an on the go, constant supply of coffee and café treats. At this point we have such a huge list of Perth go-to spots that we figure it would be selfish not to share it.
So without further ado, here is the first instalment of a series in which we list ‘must-visit cafes’ in various Perth suburbs. This weeks’ chapter? The five must-visit cafes in the Perth City (CBD).
The Wolf Espresso is situated in the heart of Perth’s iconic Wolf Lane. It’s a great chilled out spot to meet friends or colleagues for some coffee and a healthy, on the go lunch. The Wolf Espresso has a really friendly bunch of staff that provide great service and good vibes every day. We love their focus on catering for balanced, healthy lifestyles and nothing says “balance” more than following a healthy Mango & Coconut Chai Pot with a chocolatey sweet treat. The Wolf Espresso offer a number of delicious cakes and muffins, including the famous OX RABBIT brownies!
If you haven’t yet checked this café out, it’s a must-visit when next in the CBD.
LOCATION: Arcade 800, Hay St (Wolf Lane), Perth, Western Australia
After months of construction, the new and improved Raine Square, located in the heart of Perth City’s shopping district, has opened. Amongst the exciting retail, dining and entertainment options, Voodoo Coffee stands out. Their unique décor inspired by the ancient Haitian religion of the same name, makes for an edgy atmosphere that’s perfect for grabbing a late-night coffee-fix. They offer up locally roasted blends every day until 10pm.
Lowdown Espresso is a dark and moody espresso bar great for both quick delicious coffees, as well as city meetings with clients or colleagues. This espresso bar is the perfect work café, with friendly service, a unique interior, and central location. Not to mention they also have a great selection of cakes, treats, and offer the heavenly OX RABBIT brownies. We hand deliver orders to Lowdown Espresso just so that we can get in a quick coffee as well. Cloisters Arcade, Shop 10, 865 Hay St Perth
COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE! Owner of Telegram Coffee, Luke Arnold has spent over 20 years perfecting the ‘coffee craft’ and it isn’t hard to see his dedication and passion reflected in the Cathedral Square café. It sits nestled in amongst the restored State Buildings (also known as the Old Treasury Buildings); creating an atmosphere that feels more peaceful than the bustling city surrounding it. Telegram Coffee is a unique spot to escape the world around you and get lost in an expertly made coffee.
LOCATION: Cnr St.Georges Tce & Barrack Street, Perth, Australia 6000
QT Café is a relatively new joint opened in conjunction with the luxe QT Perth hotel, and we are pretty proud of ourselves for coming across this hidden little gem. They offer up pours of premium seasonal beans to unique crowds of coffee connoisseurs. Centrally located, and with a great range of food and drinks, you never know who you may run into at QT café. We couldn’t talk about QT Café without also mentioning their delectable range of OX RABBIT brownies and other sweet treats. This spot is an amazing new addition to Perth city’s robust caffeine scene.
LOCATION: 133 Murray Street, Perth WA 6000
Did any of your favourite Perth CBD coffee spots feature in this list? If not then we’d love to hear about them! Make sure you are subscribed to the Our Life, by OX RABBIT blog to get notified when our next must-visit-café list comes out, as well as any other news and updates.