Raw chocolate cake
Birthday’s can be very indulgent affairs so why not make the cake a nutritional explosion instead of a waist stretching disaster!
This is a fantastic recipe and only takes 30 minutes to make (although it will need to be refrigerated for 2 hours before consumption)
RAW Chocolate Birthday Cake
-3 cups raw walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, etc., soaked and dried (or 4 cups raw nuts/seeds)
-1/3-2/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa or carob powder
-1/4 tsp. salt
-1 1/2 cup pitted and soft dates
-1/2 cup raisins (soak for 10-20 minutes to make soft)
Process the walnuts (or other nuts/seeds) in the food processor until a fine flour. Add the cocoa powder and the salt and pulse to mix.
Now, add the dates and the raisins to the mixture. Process until the dough forms a ball. If your mixture is too wet, then the ball might not form, so just process until all the dates and raisins are mixed in with the flour (this will lead to a fudge type cake).
Once you have your ball of dough, take it out of the food processor and shape the cake into any form you wish. I made a circle cake, and arranged bananas, organic strawberries and dried coconut on top of the frosting. Top with raw chocolate frosting and chill for an hour or so, to set, or, serve as is.
RAW Chocolate Frosting
-1 1/2 medium avocados
-1/2 cup soft raisins and/or dates (make sure they’re soft by soaking them for 10-20 minutes, drain)
-1/4 to 1/3 cup cocoa powder
-2 tbsp. raw honey, to taste
Process all ingredients in the food processer until smooth. Use to frost the RAW birthday cake. Arrange raw fruits, dried coconut or anything you like on top. Chill to set before serving, or serve as is.