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tree_hugger 10-16-2007 10:58 PM

Pics of raw vegan chocolate cake I made! RECIPE, MORE PICS & VARIATION ADDED!
 
It was SO good - very dense and fudgey, just the way I like chocolate cakes. Even DH liked it, and he is a bit :ex about the whole raw thing. :giggle

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It was made from walnuts, dates, maple syrup, vanilla essence and coco powder. The "butter cream" frosting was made from dates, maple syrup, vanilla essence and avocado.

:yum :yum :yum

poleidopy 10-16-2007 11:40 PM

Re: Pics of the raw vegan chocolate cake I made last night!
 
post a recipe? PLEASE? I've been craving some good, raw chocolate, but I'm a little scaredof wasting a lot of dates/nuts to try something & find out it's gross. :shifty

greenjellysnakes 10-17-2007 02:14 AM

Re: Pics of the raw vegan chocolate cake I made last night!
 
:nak2

Yum! That looks SO good! :yum :yum :yum

Aisling 10-17-2007 07:32 AM

Re: Pics of the raw vegan chocolate cake I made last night!
 
ohh, yummm! Recipe? :yum

HummusDip 10-24-2007 07:46 PM

Re: Pics of the raw vegan chocolate cake I made last night!
 
That look delicious! Wow, I can't believe there is avocado in the frosting! I would be nervous eating that...only because I'm weird though. :giggle

Mother Duck 10-25-2007 03:51 AM

Re: Pics of the raw vegan chocolate cake I made last night!
 
Wow! :yum I'd like the recipe too, please :)

Quiteria 10-25-2007 04:26 AM

Re: Pics of the raw vegan chocolate cake I made last night!
 
mmm...this would totally justify eating chocolate for me....please post!

HomeWithMyBabies 10-25-2007 04:52 AM

Re: Pics of the raw vegan chocolate cake I made last night!
 
:yum

poleidopy 11-09-2007 11:30 AM

Re: Pics of the raw vegan chocolate cake I made last night!
 
:shifty can you give us the recipe? DId you post it elsewhere? I SOOOOO need this!!!! :P~

gamomof2 11-09-2007 02:17 PM

Re: Pics of the raw vegan chocolate cake I made last night!
 
Oh, wow! That looks so good. :yum I'd love the recipe, too!

Embracing Grace 11-09-2007 02:30 PM

Re: Pics of the raw vegan chocolate cake I made last night!
 
Wow! This looks delish! I should make this and not tell dh that it's raw... or that it has avocado frosting! :shifty :lol

rstump 11-09-2007 08:17 PM

Re: Pics of the raw vegan chocolate cake I made last night!
 
That looks amazing. Did you ever post a recipe? I have several raw cookbooks....off to see if I can find something similar.

tree_hugger 11-09-2007 08:34 PM

Re: Pics of the raw vegan chocolate cake I made last night!
 
I'm sorry, I'm sorry! I didn't mean to take so long with the recipe. :blush

Ingredients for Cake

1 1/2 cups of raw walnuts, unsoaked (I have also made this with pecans, but it is definitely better with walnuts! :yes )

A dash of salt

10 pitted medjool dates, unsoaked

1/3 cup of cocoa or carob powder

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract (if you don't have any don't worry, its optional)

2 teaspoons of water

Method

Put the walnuts and salt into a food processor and process until the nuts are finely ground.

Put in the dates, cocoa / carob powder and vanilla and process until the mixture starts to stick together.

Add the water and process for a few more seconds.

Lightly spray a cereal bowl (or similar) with olive oil spray. Get the mixture and press it firmly into the bowl - I used a glass bowl which was good because I could see where there were "pockets" that needed to be pressed in more.

Chill for two or more hours, then turn upside down onto a serving dish or plate. You can eat it as is or add Chocolate Buttercream Frosting and strawberries for garnish.

Ingredients for Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

1/4 cup of pitted medjool dates, soaked

1/4 cup of maple syrup or agave nectar

1/2 tespoon of vanilla extract (again, this is optional)

1 1/2 mashed, ripe avocados

1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons cocoa or carob powder

Method

Toss it all in your food processor and process until creamy.

:yum

One variation is to roll the dough into little balls to make truffles. I rolled these in shredded coconut and stuck them in the freezer. They were delicious, but they really need to be served chilled. They are not so nice at room temperature.

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:heart

rstump 11-09-2007 08:42 PM

Re: Pics of raw vegan chocolate cake I made! RECIPE, MORE PICS & VARIATION ADDED
 
I am so excited....i think I actually have all the ingredients on hand. I normally don't have avocados all the time but I had planned on making sushi tomorrow but DH asked to go out on a DATE.....as he now has the night off. So I have 3 ripe avocados just WAITING to be used. He LOVES chocolate (Shhhh....don't tell him about the avocado)

Mother Duck 11-09-2007 08:57 PM

Re: Pics of raw vegan chocolate cake I made! RECIPE, MORE PICS & VARIATION ADDED!
 
ohhhhh!! Those truffles look so Christmas-y!! Thanks for sharing the recipe! :heart


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