Organic Healthy Chocolate Cake


Prep Notes

Do your best to get all organic ingredients

Yields

Servers 12

Ingredients

Cake Ingredients:

1 2/3 cups of whole organic wheat flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

3 teaspoons of baking soda

3 cups of dates, pitted, divided

1 cup of pineapple chunks in own juice, drained

1 banana

1 cup of unsweetened applesauce

1 cup of shredded beets

3/4 cup shredded carrots

1/2 cup shredded zucchini

4 tablespoons of natural, non-alkalized cocoa powder

1/2 cup dried currants 

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 1/2 cups of water

2 teaspoons vanilla exctract

Chocolate Nut Icing Ingrediants:

1 cup raw cashews

1 cup vanilla  soy, hemp, or almond milk

2/3 cup dates pitted

1/3 cup hazelnuts

2 tablespoons of natural, non-alkalized cocoa powder

1 teaspoons vanilla exctract



Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Cake Directions:

Mix flower, baking powder, and baking soda in a small bowl. Set aside

In a blender or food processor , puree 3 cups of dates, pineapple, banana, and applesauce

Slice remaining 1/2 cup of dates into 1/2 inch thick pieces. In a large bowl, mix sliced dates, beets, carrots, zucchini, cocoa powder, currants, walnuts, water, vanilla, and flour mixture.

Add the blended mixture and mix well. Spread in a 9.5" X 13.5" nonstick baking pan.

Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.

Icing Directions:

Using a high power blender, combine all icing ingredients until smooth and creamy. Place a dollop over warm cake or just spread on the cool cake

Notes