Raw Chocolate Cake

We celebrated Thomas’ birthday yesterday after lunch with a homemade raw chocolate cake. Yes, I said raw. That means no processed sugars, no flour, no eggs, no dairy of any sort and no heat. Instead it was all natural, delicious and incredibly good.

I found the recipe on You Tube by Raw Explicit Daniella – you can go here to watch the video. This is a three part video series which includes mixing the cake, putting it in a pan, and decorating the cake. Hers definitley looks better than mine. But the one I made still tasted incredible. And even better it was easier and faster than making a regular cake.

You pretty much throw everything in a food processor and mix. It is super easy. The recipe calls for:

  • 2 cups soaked pecans
  • 1 1/4 c dried coconut flakes
  • 1 c raw cocoa
  • 10 dates
  • 3 T vanilla extract
  • 3 bananas
  • 5 T coconut oil
  • 1/2 T maca
  • 2 T water
  • 2 T gogi berries – optional

Our local co-op is out of gogi berries so I wasn’t able to include those. And for some reason they don’t carry raw cocao – so instead I used the cocoa powder in a can. But all in all it was very good. And I shared some of the leftovers with friends and I think it was well received. Everyone said it was good. To us it tasted like a german chocolate gooey cake that was sort of fudge-like.

(Jasper fell asleep and missed the celebration.)

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3 thoughts on “Raw Chocolate Cake

  1. Great looking cake but I don’t even know where I would start to find any of those ingredients. The only health food stores are in West Ashley that would have those and we are no where near there.

    Happy Birthday Thomas (even though it’s belated – although in our home it’s a birthday week!)

    1. Honestly I bet you can get it all at your local grocery store … the coconut oil might be the hardest to find.
      But our local Publix carries every ingredient listed here except Maca – and that is really optional – it wouldn’t make a difference if it was included.

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