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Easy desserts to make: Raw chocolate-orange cake

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Easy desserts to make

Instead of getting something sweet from the local store, we’ll give you a recipe for a chocolate-orange cake, which won’t take you no more than 15 minutes to make it. And of course: it’s cheaper, it’s better, and it’s healthier than anything you would buy.

 

Raw chocolate-orange cake recipe

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Chill: 120 min.

 

Ingredients for a round cake of 9” (24 cm) in diameter –

Dough:

1 1/2 cups of coconut flour

1/2 cup of carob powder

½ cup of cocoa powder

4 tablespoons of honey or other natural sweetener

½ cup of water

Cream:

6-8 ripe bananas

2/3 cup of extra-virgin coconut oil

3 tablespoons of cocoa powder

2 teaspoons of vanilla

1 tablespoon of orange rind http://www.wikihow.com/Zest-an-Orange

(use organic orange if possible)

 

Methods/steps –

Dough:

1. Put all dry ingredients into food processor or blender and mix well.

2. Add honey and water, and process until well combined.

3. Line a 9” (24 cm) round cake pan with removable bottom. Evenly press the dough into the pan.

Cream:

1. Mix the ripe bananas in a blender to a crème.

2. Melt the coconut oil in a glass or ceramic bowl over a pan of simmering water.

2. Add all ingredients to the banana crème in the blender and mix all together.

3. Spread the crème evenly over the dough.

4. Leave it in the refrigerator for 120 min.

5. Cut into pieces you desire…………….enjoy.

6. You can leave it in the refrigerator – in a sealed container – for up to seven days.

 

Extra info –

About Carob

Ceratonia siliqua, commonly known as the carob tree and St John’s-bread, is a species of flowering evergreen shrub or tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. It is widely cultivated for its edible legumes, and as an ornamental tree in gardens. The seed pod may be crushed and used as a substitute for chocolate.

It is native to the Mediterranean region, including Southern Europe, Northern Africa, the larger Mediterranean islands; to the Levant and Middle-East of Western Asia into Iran; and to the Canary Islands and Macaronesia. (Source: Wikipedia)

 

7 Facts about Carob

1. carob is very nutritious: contains as much Vitamin B1 as asparagus or strawberries; as much niacin as lima beans, lentils, or peas; and more Vitamin A than eggplant, asparagus, and beets

2. also contains Vitamin B2, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and the trace minerals iron, manganese, chromium, copper, and nickel

3. contains approximately 8 percent protein

4. is a good source of fiber

5. compared to chocolate, carob is three times richer in calcium, has one third less calories and seventeen times less fat

6. it takes 2 medium/large dry carob pods to make 28g (1 ounce) in weight

7. contains 48% sugar

 

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2 Comments

  1. Your Raw Chocolate and Orange cake sounds delicious and so wholesome too. I had no idea carob was so good for you. Great post! Thank you for sharing it with us at The Hearth and Soul Hop. Pinned 🙂

    • It’s great – we use it a lot – it’s sweet and tastes awesome…..absolutely recommended!

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