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RAW CHOCOLATE CAROB CAKE LOW-GLYCAEMIC

September 28, 2012

Dear One,

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This an amazingly soft moist raw chocolate cake that is very low-glycaemic and will therefore not create havoc on your blood sugar levels. The actual cake only has 1 tablespoon xylitol, which has a very low glyceamic index of 7 (agave is 30 on average, honey and white sugar about 60). The icing is sweetened by the natural sweetness of the 2 types of carob. Also, the cake is made from seeds rather than nuts, which makes it lighter. And it is has adaptogens from the maca and the ashwaganda.

For the cake :

100g sesame seeds

50g dry chia seeds

25g dessicated coconut

50g raw cacao powder

50g raw carob powder

1 tbsp lucuma

1tbsp maca

1 tbsp ashwaganda

1 tbsp xylitol (or even better, yacon syrup and stevia both have a glycaemic index of zero)

1 vanilla pod or 1 tsp vanilla powder

1/2 cup olive oil

1 cup pure water

Grind the sesame seeds in a high speed blender or a coffee grinder. Set aside. Grind the chia seeds.

Combine the sesame seeds, chia seeds and all other dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Combine well,  rubbing the powder together between your hands, breaking all lumps. Do this until all the powders are thoroughly mixed. This process also allows you to work air into the mixture, which will in turn give a nice light aerated cake.

Add the olive oil and the water, and mix with a spoon. Transfer the cake mixture to a mould, and put it in the fridge to start setting.

For the icing :

100g coconut butter, melted

50g mesquite or raw peruvian carob powder

50g raw carob powder

Thoroughly mix the mesquite and the carob in a bowl. Add the melted coconut butter and mix. Pour this liquid icing on to the cake, and return it to the fridge for an hour or two to set further. You can also decorate the cake with fresh berries and dehydrated fruits.

Enjoy

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One comment

  1. yum! looks delicious!



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