Raw Chocolate Cake

If you have not been introduced the the “Raw Movement”, you are going to be surprised  by this Raw Chocolate Cake.

But before we get to the Raw Chocolate Cake recipe, I want to introduce you a few people and places that promote raw food:

Of course they are numerous folks in the Raw Food Movement, but these two are my favorites to read and follow on the internet. (Notice:  Both are from California which is another subject all in itself!)

So what exactly is raw food:  Well it is what it says, raw foods, but it also means non-processed or not cooked over 105 degrees.  It is believed that essential nutrients and enzymes in foods are destroyed or at least compromised when they are heated over 105 degrees.

Personally, I think there is lots to be said about raw foods:  First they are in there nature form, second, they are not altered by heating or changing their natural form in any manner.  Raw food diets may include a selection of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and sprouted grains and legumes.  For more information, check out either of the sites above or Wikipedia‘s article on Raw Food.

Now, on to our featured recipe:  The Road Not Processed By Bridge

Photo courtesy of The Road Not Processed

Raw Chocolate Cake

Recipe Type: Raw Dessert
Author: Bridge from The Road Not Processed
Ingredients
  • Inside layers/crust: 1 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup whole flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup raw wildflower honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Frosting: 1 small ripe hass avocado
  • 2 very ripe large bananas
  • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1/4 cup unrefined virgin coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Toppings: goji berries, cacao nibs, mulberries, kiwi berries, hemp seeds, etc. (optional, but nice)
Instructions
  1. Blend all the ingredients for the crust in a food processor until all is mixed and the texture is pliable. Place crust in a baking dish, pan, anything really that can form about 1 inch thick of crust. Pat down and store in fridge while you move on to the next step..
  2. Place all ingredients for frosting in food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Take the crust out of fridge and cut into even sections of your preferred amount. For example, 4 sections will make two pieces of cake.
  4. Spread frosting onto each cake piece and stack on top of each other.
  5. Add toppings to preference.
  6. Store in fridge, the frosting thickens up a bit from the coconut oil.

If this looks really interesting, and you are looking for similar dessert recipes, check out the Amazing Gluten Free Chocolate book.  The recipes are fantastic and use mostly raw foods!

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