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Sweet and Spicy—A Simple Raw Chocolate Cake

With a bit of coconut
With a bit of coconut | Source

Why Raw Desserts?

Raw desserts are healthy, delicious, and satiable. They are a healthy alternative to conventional calorie-rich desserts. Basically, they are made of various fruits (fresh or dried) and nuts. For firming the dessert, coconut oil and/or cocoa butter are often used, but not necessarily. They do not contain white, refined sugar; not even a hint of milk, butter, or cream; no flour; hydrogenated fats; and eggs.

To make raw foods, we mostly need only a good food processor. And what is the best part? They are easily made.

Sweet and a bit burning sensation
Sweet and a bit burning sensation | Source
Nice ripe avocado
Nice ripe avocado | Source

We all know how frustrating it can be when you bake a cake and it doesn't turn out as you desired. So I have decided to stop baking and start preparing raw ones that don't require cooking. I wanted to eat something sweet and chocolate. I had cherries. I had cocoa powder. I had chilli (cayenne pepper). Oh, and yes, I had avocados. So I found a couple of sweet and easy recipes on the internet, combined them, and made this delicious cake.

5 stars from 1 rating of Chocolate cake

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Serves 8 moderate eating people or 3 cake lovers
Dates: Medjool and Hadrawi
Dates: Medjool and Hadrawi | Source
Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne Pepper | Source

Ingredients

  • 1 + 3/4 cups ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup date paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch vanilla
  • 4 avocados
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup cocoa butter
  • 1/2 cup agave syrup
  • 1-2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • pinch vanilla
  • pinch salt
  • 2 cups cherries

Instructions

  1. First, you have to make the base for the cake: mix together ground almonds, date paste, salt, and vanilla. You can make your own date paste: just blend dates with a little water.
  2. When the base is ready, spread it all around the pan. Put the pan in the fridge while you do the filling.
  3. For the filling, blend all the remaining ingredients in a food processor. Put in melted coconut oil and cocoa butter in at the end. Blend well, until smooth.
  4. Take the pan and place half of the filling on the base. Then cover with cherries. Put remaining cherries with the remaining filling and blend together. Pour the mixture on the cherries.
  5. Decorate as your heart desires!
27 cm - 10, 6 inches pan
27 cm - 10, 6 inches pan | Source
Hmmm, it is ready
Hmmm, it is ready | Source
Cherries on the top!
Cherries on the top! | Source

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