Friday, November 27, 2009

Yummy raw chocolate cake

I made a yummy easy dessert for Thanksgiving. The original recipe comes from Raw Food Made Easy by Jennifer Cornbleet. I tweaked it a bit to suit us.

1 1/2 cups raw unsoaked walnuts
dash of salt
12 dehydrated black mission figs,destemmed (original recipe calls for 10 pitted unsoaked dates)
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder/carob powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
4 tsp. water (original recipe calls for 2 tsp.)
1 tsp. agave nectar (my addition)

Put the walnuts & salt in a food processor fitted with the S blade and grind until fine. Add the figs,cocoa/carob powder,agave, vanilla & water and process until mixture beginns to stick together. Using a rubber spatula transfer to a serving plate and form mixture into a rounded form. Serve ASAP or cover and refrigerate.

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