Raw Chocolate Cake (Gluten-Free & Vegan)
This cake is not only a hit with my kids but also a perfect companion during gaming sessions. It provides a steady energy boost, making it an ideal mid-session snack. However, due to its energy-boosting properties, I’d advise against consuming it right before bed, as it might keep you awake. As with all good things, enjoy in moderation – a single slice should suffice during a gaming session.
Indulge in the guilt-free pleasure of our Raw Chocolate Cake – a rich, luscious treat that’s not only gluten-free and vegan, but also packed with nutritious goodness. This raw dessert will certainly change the way you think about cakes. Composed of wholesome, organic ingredients and free of processed sugars, it’s perfect for health-conscious chocolate lovers and dessert enthusiasts alike.
The base of this cake is a blend of organic walnuts and cocoa powder, united with soft Medjoul dates. The result? A moist, richly flavored foundation that sets the stage for the decadent frosting.
For the dates, we recommend using Medjoul for their superior softness and sweetness. However, if you’re using regular dates, make sure to soak them for at least an hour prior to use, ensuring they are pliable enough to blend into a smooth paste.
And let’s not forget the showstopper – the frosting! This silky, chocolatey topping is a blend of more dates, your choice of agave or maple syrup, ripe avocado, and cocoa powder. Yes, you read right, avocado! This secret ingredient lends an unexpected creaminess while enhancing the overall nutritional value of the cake.
The beauty of this Raw Chocolate Cake isn’t only in its taste, but also in its health benefits. The natural sugars in the dates offer a sustainable energy boost, making it an excellent choice for a mid-gaming session snack. However, given the energy kick it provides, we suggest avoiding it right before bed. As with everything, moderation is key – one slice per gaming session should be more than enough to fuel your victory!
Get ready to dive into a delicious adventure of raw, chocolatey goodness that takes the cake to new, healthier horizons.
This Raw Chocolate Cake is not only a treat for your taste buds but also offers several health benefits due to its nutrient-rich ingredients:
- Walnuts: Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. They are known to promote heart health, improve brain function, and aid in weight management.
- Dried Cranberries: These are packed with antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins that can boost your immune system and promote a healthy digestive tract.
- Cocoa Powder: Cocoa is rich in polyphenols, which have potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. It is also a good source of flavonoids, which are known to help lower blood pressure and improve vascular function.
- Medjool Dates: Dates are high in fiber and can aid in digestion. They also provide essential nutrients like potassium and magnesium and are excellent natural sweeteners.
- Avocado: Avocados are a great source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, fiber, and vitamin K. They also contain more potassium than bananas.
- Agave/Maple Syrup: Both agave and maple syrup are natural sweeteners that provide a healthier alternative to refined sugar. They offer minerals and antioxidants.
- Sea Salt/Celtic Salt: While salt should be consumed in moderation, sea salt, and Celtic salt contain trace minerals and are often less processed than table salt.
Please note that while this cake is made with healthful ingredients, it is still a high-calorie dessert that should be consumed in moderation.