Posts tagged ‘Vegan’

July 6, 2012

Welcome back, me/Father’s day Avochocoberry Cake

For Father’s day, I was a little lacking on the inspiration side. I’d just come back from Mediterranean/German Europa – the land of carbs, fat and cold cuts, I had not touched anything that cooks other than a microwave to reheat take out for 6 months, I had not had the choice to eat vegan or gluten free in 6 months, and most of all, I was pretty goddamn tired. My father however, decided to make bbq and wanted something tasty for dessert. I immediately turned to Peanut Butter – Chocolate cake. His favorite. Then he said: I want something healthy for dessert. Like “low sugar” (which to him equals Splenda)…

WHAT?

And so I got my wheels turning and my engines working and thought. No effin way I’m doing a normal recipe with Splenda instead of sugah. No no no. I’ll show ’em all natural gluten free and tasty cake. And then there were Blackberries, and Green Kitchen Stories and then there was this:Image

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For the cake, you’ll need

  • 1 1/2 cup of walnuts
  • 14 fresh Medjool Dates
  • 5 tblsp raw cacao
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • hint of salt
  • 3 tblsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  1. Preheat yo’ oven to 325F, the ‘batter’ is done in like 30 seconds. It’s swell.
  2. Place the walnuts in a food processor or powerful blender and blend until they look like grainy flour. Don’t pulse too much unless you want walnut butter!
  3. Add in the dates and pulse until they mix somewhat evenly with the walnut “flour”… it can (and probably should) be lumpy. Try some, dates with walnuts are super awesome. Or don’t and make the cake properly.
  4. Add the cacao, cinnamon, coconut oil, pinch of salt and applesauce. Pulse until it is well blended.
  5. Add 3/4 the blackberries and pulse until it looks like preserves just got swirled through your chocolate concoction. Not too much, the mushy-just-blackberry bits of cake are awesome once its baked
  6. Bake for about 40-50 minutes at 325F

Once the cake is cool, its frosting time. For this marvelousness you’ll need

  • Half an avocado, ripe.
  • 150 gr of good quality dark (I used 91%) chocolate
  • 1 tbsp of agave syrup
  • hint of salt
  1. Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until it looks consistent
  2. Spread over the cake and decorate with remaining blackberries
  3. Cut up and stuff into your belly and your friends’

Enjoy!

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