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Fuhrman's Healthy Gingerbread Cake

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Healthy Gingerbread Cake

Serves: 12
Preparation Time: 40 minutes

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 cup date sugar
1 cup pureed pineapple
1 banana, mashed
1 cup no-sugar-added applesauce
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup currants
1 cup peeled and shredded carrots
1 cup peeled and shredded beets
1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cut in chunks
1/2 cup date sugar
1 cup carrot juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
1 1/3 cups macadamia nuts, unsalted
1 cup soy, almond or hemp milk
2/3 cup pitted dates, preferably Medjool
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl. In a larger bowl, combine date sugar, pineapple, mashed banana, and applesauce and beat until well blended. Stir in spices. Add the flour mixture along with the chopped walnuts and currants, shredded carrots and beets. Mix well.

Spread in a nonstick 9 X 9 inch baking pan. Bake for about 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Serve with warm Butternut Lemon Sauce and/or Macadamia Cream.

BUTTERNUT LEMON SAUCE - Add squash, date sugar and carrot juice to a medium saucepan. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until squash is tender. Puree squash mixture in a high powered blender or food processor. Add lemon, lemon zest, and lemon extract. Keep warm and spoon over warm gingerbread cake.

MACADAMIA CREAM - In high powered blender or food processor, blend all ingredients together until smooth and creamy. Serve with plain Gingerbread Cake or with cake that has been drenched in Butternut Lemon Sauce.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IRONBESS 11/15/2013 4:56PM

    Sounds yummy emoticon

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IMJUSTFLUFFY 11/15/2013 10:31AM

    Is it out of the oven??? I'll be right over! !! OOOOPs....maybe it will take me a some hours if I can catch a flight clear across the U.S.!!!!

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LIS193 11/14/2013 10:54AM

    Love gingerbread!

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JUSTYNA7 11/13/2013 10:49AM

    I can't wait to hear if it is delicious! Thank you for commenting on my blogs. I know many of us share a "history" and have distorted images of ourselves based on memories that were painful. I think I am reinventing who I "thought I was" by going back and giving that girl hugs and telling her "no, you are NOT". Hehehe, where would I be without a wonderful DH who loves me unconditionally and won't let me believe those thoughts about myself any longer? I am so lucky! I want to help others who may not have that wonderful person by their side.

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AMARILYNH 11/13/2013 8:11AM

    Have you made it? It sounds good but occasionally recipes like this aren't as good as they sound so its always nice to have a recommendation!!

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ARTJAC 11/12/2013 11:47PM


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FRAN0426 11/12/2013 10:05PM

    Sounds mighty good---may give it a try one day.

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FLAMENM 11/12/2013 9:20PM

    Another keeper!

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LINOVER 11/12/2013 8:53PM

    Certainly sounds delicious! emoticon

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DS9KIE 11/12/2013 4:46PM


wow that looks complicated

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MARGARITTM 11/12/2013 4:02PM

    Looks yummy thanks

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