Raw Cocoa Cake

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Hello hello! 🙂

Busy times but I managed to get some time off and post this  fabulous raw cocoa cake  that many of you asked me for the recipe after posting it on my Instagram account.

I must say that this recipe is great for those who wanna have a sweet bite, but want to keep a sustainable healthy diet. As commonly known, chocolate cakes are delicious but contain a big amount of saturated fats and refined sugar. When I used to eat big portions of this kind of cakes, I used to have bad conscious afterwards but foremost stomach pain. By cooking this type of raw desserts I saw that they feel better on my digestion: no more feeling of fullness, and after having a piece of it I can keep doing my normal life.

Additionally, there are many reasons to WHY you should start eating raw cakes 😉 Firstly, they are healthy – no saturated fats and refined sugar, all components are pure and natural; secondly, they are sweet (and this equals to happiness); thirdly, they are super easy and quick to do, you do not need to be a master chef; and, last but not least, you do not need to bake it. I do not know you guys, but I am really bad at baking… In the past I rarely managed to bake properly a cake 😀

Before going into cooking details, lets check the properties that this raw cocoa superfood provides us:

  • Cocoa gives us lot of energy and combats the fatigue
  • It makes us happy 😀
  • Protects our hearth
  • Prevents premature aging
  • Creates better skin texture
  • Combats free radicals and contains antioxidants

Raw cacao powder contains more than 300 different chemical compounds and nearly four times the antioxidant power of your average dark chocolate – more than 20 times than that of blueberries. Protein, calcium, carotene, thiamin, riboflavin, magnesium, sulfur, flavonoids, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids are also present. The precise blend of all these elements combined serve to kick in naturally occurring phytochemicals that have incredible benefits throughout the body, such as lowered LDL cholesterol, improved heart function, and reduced cancer risk.- Food Facts

 

For the preparation of this raw cake, I followed the same steps I did with Becomingness‘s raw matcha cheesecake. Same for the ingredients: instead of using matcha powder, I added raw cocoa powder! 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 6 dried pitted Iranian dates, soaked in water for 10 minutes
  • 3/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews,  soaked for 2 hours in water and then drained
  • 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil, liquid  from Alnatura
  • 2  tbsp Cooking 100% Raw Cocoa from Cailler

First, add the almonds  and the desiccated coconut to the blender and process till  it reaches  a crumb-like consistency. Add the dates and blend all together. Then move  the mixture to a bowl and if you see it is not sticky enough, add a bit of water – this will help. Start kneading and afterwards press the mixture against the bottom till all surface is covered. Set it aside in the fridge and start preparing the upper part, the best one 😉

Blend in a high-speed together the honey, cashews, coconut cream and liquid  virgin coconut oil.  Once the mixture is  smooth, add the two tablespoons cocoa powder and again, blend it in a high-speed till it is silky smooth.  Then take out from the fridge the mold and spread the mixture on top of it.  Leave it resting for at least 2 hours in the fridge.

If you would like to read more about health benefits of raw cocoa click on the following links:

Wish you all happy and fun cooking times!! 🙂


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