“Love your body. Be kind to it, nourish it, tender it. It is the pure instrument of expression that allows you to experience life on this planet.” – Ramtha
Sometimes Raw is – yes, you guessed right, also about eating raw sometimes. I started replaced some of my food with raw food since I heard about Florian Sauer. He is a raw food and life coach and is truly inspirational. Read everything about him here. So far I have never attended a liver cleanse or a raw food weekend at any of his places; however, it is still on my bucket list whenever I am back in Germany. Today I would love to share a simple chocolate cake recipe that is done very easily. I love chocolate – I don’t know a woman who does not so when I ate this cake for the first time I could not believe that I did not have to bake it and have such strong flavors and chocolate heaven in my mouth. Plus that it is actually healthy and you can enjoy is without regret. I mean what else do you want! 😀
You will need: a 11 inch (28cm) baking form and a good mixer. I have the Vitamix which never let me down.
Let’s start with he ingredients for the base/crust of your cake:
7 oz or 200g nuts (I used almonds. Make sure to soak the almonds in water for 8 hours! Read why on my blog!)
3.5 oz or 100g Dates or Figs
1/5th of a cup of water or 50ml (so very little)
Coconut oil to grease the form (or any type of oil you have at hand)
Put the soaked nuts in your mixer without the water, add the dates and 50 ml of water. Mix on high speed and use the tamper to push it all down while it mixes. It should be a nice soft dough but not sticky. So be really carful not to add more water. Now grease up your baking form. I used coconut oil for my recipe which added on the flavor even more. The first part is done.
Now we make the creme:
3 bananas (the riper the better)
3-4 tablespoons of real cacao powder
Agavesirup (depends how sweet you want it, I put 3 tablespoons)
3 tablespoons of water.
Now you put all your ingredients in the blender and mix up nicely for a couple of minutes until you have a soft creme. Take a spatula and put the creme evenly on your base/crust of the cake. Now put the cake in the freezer for 45 minutes up to 1 hours. Done and ready to serve!
I made this recipe for friends once and literally started the cake (besides soaking the nuts for 8 hours) one hour before they arrived. While we ate our main course I kept the cake initially in the freezer and put it into the fridge after 45 minutes so it was ready for dessert.
Enjoy and let me know if you try it.