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Furhman's Healthy Chocolate Cake

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Cake
1 2/3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 teaspoons baking soda
3 1/2 cups pitted dates, divided
1 cup pineapple chunks in own juice, drained
1 banana
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup shredded beets
3/4 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup shredded zucchini
3 tablespoons Dr. Fuhrman's Cocoa Powder or other natural cocoa powder
1/2 cup currants
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 1/2 cups water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Chocolate Nut Icing:
1 cup raw macadamia nuts or raw cashews, unsalted
1 cup vanilla soy milk
2/3 cup pitted dates
1/3 cup brazil nuts or hazelnuts
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a small bowl. Set aside. In blender or food processor, puree 3 cups of the dates, pineapple, banana, and applesauce. Slice remaining 1/2 cup dates into 1/2 inch thick pieces. In 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 a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Icing: Using a high powered blender*, combine all icing ingredients until smooth and creamy. Place a dollop over warm cake and serve. If desired, you may spread on cooled cake instead.
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DS9KIE 9/5/2013 7:32PM

    yum

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GIRANIMAL 9/5/2013 5:18PM

    Ooooh, now to make a gluten-free version! Of course a calorie-free version would be even better, but ya can't have it all. emoticon

I love that there is no cane sugar in here, and look at all those fruits and veggies! emoticon emoticon

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MASTERPIECE8 9/5/2013 11:04AM

    This sounds delicious!

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ARTJAC 9/4/2013 11:53PM

    YUMMY

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COCK-ROBIN 9/4/2013 10:43PM

    Yummy!

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CRYSALLIS1 9/4/2013 10:35PM

    My sweet tooth will appreciate this. Thanks!

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THOMS1 9/4/2013 10:01PM

    You must be having a sweet tooth moment. Both recipes sound wonderful. emoticon

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2HAMSDIET 9/4/2013 6:49PM

    this cake sounds even better then the other one... but it still has flour. emoticon Oh well there is more to life then flour in things.

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DONNABRIGHT 9/4/2013 5:16PM

    Did you make it?

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LINOVER 9/4/2013 5:02PM

    Sounds like a yummy way to eat your fruits and veggies!

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DS9KIE 9/4/2013 3:49PM

    looks yummy

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KNYAGENYA 9/4/2013 3:39PM

    I made this cake and I was not happy with it. I hope you have better luck with it.

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WILDKAT781 9/4/2013 2:51PM

    sounds interesting! I'll have to see if I can find my recipe for cake made with tomato soup...it's delicious!

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KAT321123 9/4/2013 2:47PM

    Yum! It's amazing what we can do with fruits and veggies, but dates and nuts make especially incredible healthy ingredients. Thanks for sharing!

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FAVALL 9/4/2013 1:55PM

    Thanks for shaing.
Do you know the serving size, component break down, and GI load value?

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 9/4/2013 1:32PM

    This is the one, when are you going to make it?
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GOLFGMA 9/4/2013 1:25PM

    Wow, this sounds good! Yum! emoticon

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