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Chocolate Craver Cake – Raw Gourmet Cake Recipe

Chocolate Craver Cake – Raw Gourmet Cake Recipe

Chocolate Craver’s Cake

 

Crust Ingredients

2 cups almonds, soaked 12–48 hours

2 cups pitted medjool dates

1/3 cup raw almond butter or coconut cream or cacao butter ~ optional

4 tablespoon raw cacao nibs, ground superfine or cacao powder

4 tablespoons agave nectar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

 

Method

Place the almonds in a food processor fitted with the S blade, and process into a fine meal. Gradually add the dates, almond butter, cacao nibs, agave nectar, and vanilla extract, and continue processing until the mixture is well blended and forms a ball. If you have difficulty getting the mixture to blend, add a small amount of water, as needed, to facilitate blending and achieve the desired consistency. Divide the mixture into 2 equal parts (for 2 layers), and form each part into a round cake layer, about 8 inches in diameter. Place each layer on a plate.

Ingredients

Filling

2 large ripe bananas, thinly sliced

Method

Arrange the sliced bananas on top of the bottom layer, and place the second layer on top of the bananas.

Variation’s for filling:

2 large apples, peeled and cored

1C pitted dates, soaked until soft

1 tsp cinnamon powder

Any seasonal fruit of choice, apricots, peaches, mango’s, pineapple, figs, etc, blended with a dried fruit of your choice, sultanana’s, raisons, apricots, figs, dates etc.

Blend dated and apples together, leave slightly chunky

Ingredients

Icing

1 large ripe avocado

1 large ripe banana

5 pitted medjool dates

1/2 cup water

2 tablespoon raw cacao nibs, ground superfine

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method

Combine all the ingredients in a blender, and process until smooth, thick, and creamy. Ice the top and sides of the cake.

Topping

1 punnet strawberries, stems removed and thinly sliced

Arrange the strawberries on the top of the cake in a spiral, covering the entire cake and overlapping slightly.

or let your own imagination go Wild

Refrigerate the cake for 2–3 hours before serving.

Crust variations:  Macadamia nuts & dried apricots, Pecan nuts & dried pineapple, Walnuts & raisons, Almonds & dried figs. Add cacao nibs &/or powder

CLICK on video to view a demonstration of “How to make” Chocolate Cravers Cake

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