Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Day 243 Healthy Chocolate Cake

Healthy Chocolate Cake

1 2/3 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
3 Teaspoon Baking Soda
3 1/4 Cup Dates, pitted
1 Cup Pineapple, chunked
1 Banana
1 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1 Golden Beet, peeled and shredded
1 Carrot, shredded
1/2 Cup Zucchini, shredded
4 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
1/2 Cup Raisins
1 Cup Walnuts, chopped
1 1/2 Cups Water
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Chocolate Nut Icing
1 1/3 Cup Cashews, soaked
1 Cup Almond Milk
2/3 Cup Dates, pitted
3 1/2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Dry ingredients

1.  Preheat oven to 350 F.  Mix flour, baking powder and baking soda in a small bowl.
Fruit puree

2.  In a food processor, puree 3 cups of the date, pineapple, banana and applesauce.  Slice remaining dates into small pieces and stir in.
Raw cake

3.  In a large bowl, mix the beets, carrots, zucchini, raisins, walnuts, water, cocoa, vanilla and flour mixture.  Add the fruit mixture and stir well.  Pour into a greased 9 X 13 pan.

4.  Bake for 1 hour or until a tooth pick in the center comes out clean,

5.  For icing, use a high powered blender and combine all the icing ingredients until smooth and creamy.  Spread on a cooled cake.

Goes well with strawberries.

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