Raw Chocolate Pecan Cake

Raw Chocolate Pecan Cake

My food options are very limited right now and I’m trying to come up with new combinations of these foods. I searched online for a few of the ingredients I can use right now and found a recipe for a ‘raw chocolate cake.’ The recipe calls for almonds, which I am ‘moderately reactive’ to according to my LEAP MRT Testing, but I figured I could easily switch those out for peanuts instead. And I was right. This turned out great! Now, I’m not saying this tastes like a regular chocolate cake…but for a healthy dessert (or breakfast?), it was delicious and quite the treat for me! Note: I am very ready to start adding more foods back in to my eating plan again. I’m definitely a little bored with my food choices…and it hasn’t even been a full week yet!! I’m making the best of it, though, and this raw chocolate pecan cake helped me feel like I’m not ‘missing out’ as much. 🙂

Raw Chocolate Pecan Cake
 
Ingredients
First Layer:
  • 1½ cups pecans
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder
  • 4 T coconut oil, melted
  • 3 T maple syrup
2nd Layer:
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 T raw cacao powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 T maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Pulse pecans and peanuts in a food processor. (A blender would probably also work.)
  2. Add in raw cacao powder.
  3. Add maple syrup and coconut oil. Mix until combined.
  4. Press down evenly into a cake pan.
  5. For the second layer, mix bananas, cacao powder, and salt in food processor.
  6. Add in maple syrup and mix until combined.
  7. Pour over the base layer and top with nuts (if desired).
  8. Set in refrigerator for 3 hours or overnight. Enjoy!

Make sure to check out the original recipe from Power of Wellness. They added in chia seeds to the top layer and I normally would have been all over that one…if I was allowed to eat chia seeds right now. 😉 Next time I make this, I will definitely be adding some in!

Keeping this post short and sweet today! Rare for me, right? 😉

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LeAnn Nome

Hi there! Here's a little info about me: I've been married to my husband for over 10 years and I'm a stay-at-home mom to our three young kids (a six year old daughter and four year old twin boys). As you might imagine, they keep me quite busy! In early 2013, we decided that we wanted to be a healthier family. To do this, we cut out all processed foods from our home and we now eat only REAL, whole foods. (When we're on vacation or at someone's house, we're not quite as strict.) We also try to exercise every day. Our goal is to raise healthy, happy kids...while maintaining our own health and happiness along the way! I hope you will follow along with us in our journey.