Prep and cook time:  45 minutes     Serves 8

4     ounces of bittersweet organic chocolate
½    cup organic cultured butter or ghee (clarified butter)
¾    cup maple syrup
3     large organic pastured eggs, whisked
½    cup raw cacao powder

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a double boiler,* melt chocolate with butter. When melted, add maple syrup and whisk. Remove from heat and add whisked eggs. Slowly add the eggs with the chocolate. Add cacao powder sifted through a fine-mesh strainer. Prepare an 8-inch cake pan lined with parchment paper. Pour mixture in and bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool completely and frost with icing of your choice or top it with our Chocolate Acai Sauce!

*If you don't have a double boiler, you can fill a medium sauce pan with water, a quarter of the way, and heat to boiling.  Set a stainless steel bowl on top of boiling water.