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Easy desserts to make: Raw coconut-chocolate cake

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by Stanka Vukelić

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Easy desserts to make

This is something you are not prepared for: a cake – one of those easy desserts to make – done in 15 minutes! The ingredients are also easy to digest, and they taste delicious. A dessert, every child will be very happy about (and we bigger ones, too). You have to try it!

 

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Chill: 60 min.

 

Ingredients for a round cake of 10” (26 cm) in diameter –

Dough:

1 1/2 cups of carob powder

2 cups of coconut flour

½ cup of cocoa powder

pinch of salt

½ cup of honey

½ – 2/3 cup of water

Cream:

2 ripe bananas

2 tablespoons of extra-virgin coconut oil

3 tablespoons of coconut flour

½ teaspoon of vanilla

2 teaspoons of cocoa powder

 

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 10” (26 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. Add all other ingredients to the banana crème in the blender and mix all together.

3. Spread the crème evenly over the dough. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of coconut flour on top.

4. Leave it in the refrigerator for 60 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 28 g (1 ounce) in weight

7. contains 48% sugar

 

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