Mama Won’t Mind If You Have Another Of That Chocolate Cake

30 Apr

Mama Won't Mind If You Have Another Of That Chocolate Cake

The Cake

Besides the coconut oil in the icing, this is a nut-free raw cake! Mainly oats and dates, this batter is versatile. You can make it into a brownie, cookie, cake, crumbs for fruit desserts, etc.

The day before you make the cake, prepare the oat flour: 1. Soak oat groats overnight. 2. Drain and rinse. 3. Dehydrate until thoroughly dry by placing on 2 mesh screens on trays so the groats don’t easily fall out. I place the dehydrator on full for 1 hour then decrease the temperature to 105F. This takes about half a day. 4. Process 2 cups of dehydrated oat groats in a high speed blender, such as aVitamix, to make flour. EASY ALTERNATIVE: grind rolled oat flakes into flour.

Batter: Place in a food processor and mix together:

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/2 cup raw cacao powder (you can substitute with raw carob powder)

1 1/2 cups dates, pitted

Add in and process together:

2 cups oat groats, processed into oat flour as above (ALTERNATIVE: you can use rolled oat flakes and grind into a powder)

Add slowly to the powdery mixture until you have a batter that sticks together:

6 tbspns raw local honey (you may need less)

use silicone molds for easy removal

Grease molds with extra virgin coconut oil (or olive oil). Place batter in molds to create small mini-cupcakes or layers of cake. Remove and set aside.

Mama Won't Mind If You Have Another Of Those Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Icing

How healthy can this chocolate icing be??? Avocado (vitamin E!) and coconut oil (the benefits are amazing)? WOW. And this icing can be used to top anything! Fruits, cupcakes, cookie, as a dip, top raw ice cream (banana ice cream or almond ice cream)… yum!

In a food processor, mix together:

1/4 cup raw cacao powder (or raw carob powder)

1/2 cup extra-virgin coconut oil

1/2 cup raw local honey

1 medium avocado

Pipe on top of cupcakes or place in between layers of cake, then pipe top of cake.

Note: Depending on your dates and honey, your cake may be just right or a little on the sweet side. If it is a little too sweet, you can use fruit (mashed up banana as ‘cream’, strawberry slices, raspberry, or other seasonal fruits) as the filling in between layers to break up the sweetness. Enjoy!

5 Responses to “Mama Won’t Mind If You Have Another Of That Chocolate Cake”

  1. Venii June 8, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    for hair and skin, J/A/S/O/N doesn’t test on animals, niehter do Tom’s of Maine (they do things like toothpaste, mouthwash, deoderant) Simply Basics does lotion, body wash and body scrub, Body and Earth Spa does body scrubfor makeup E.L.F doesn’t test on animals has a lot of vegan makeup, which does not use animal testingGood Luck =) well done with avoiding animal tested products!!

    • Mama In The Kitchen June 8, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

      Hi Venii, thank you for this.

      We used to use JASON until I found out that some products we were using, including my son’s shampoo, had a high hazard rating. A lot of their products rate 7 to 9 out of 10:

      We like Tom’s of Maine, hazard levels are pretty low 0 to 4 out of 10.

      I’ll have to look up the other products you mention here. Thank you for taking the time to let me know. I really appreciate the feedback! 😉


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