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.)