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Less guilt: Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Never-Get-Sick Chocolate Cake
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Posted to Thread #23987 at 12:05 am on Mar 14, 2013
I don't bake a lot of goodies for just me these days, so when I do I'm all in, but saw this on Dr Oz today - no refined sugar at least.
Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Never-Get-Sick Chocolate Cake
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1 2/3 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 tsp baking soda
3 1/2 cups pitted dates, divided
1 cup pineapple chunks in own juice, drained
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup raw beets, shredded
3/4 cup raw carrots, shredded
1/2 cup raw zucchini, shredded
3 tbsp natural, nonalkalized cocoa powder
1/2 cup currants
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 1/2 cups water
2 tsp vanilla extract
Chocolate Nut Icing
1 cup raw macademia nuts and/or raw cashews
1 cup vanilla soy, hemp or almond milk
2/3 cup pitted dates
1/3 cup brazil nuts or hazelnuts
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix flour, baking powder and baking soda in a small bowl. Set aside.
In blender or food processor, purée 3 cups of the dates, pineapple, banana and applesauce. Slice remaining 1/2 cup dates into 1/4-inch 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 x 13-inch nonstick baking pan.
Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
For the icing, use a high-powered blender and combine all icing ingredients until smooth and creamy. Spread on cooled cake.
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Other messages in this thread:
- 23987. FRC: Does anyone else cringe when they see cake recipes with 2-3 c sugar, without frosting? - MoNJ - 10:43pm on 03/08/13 (17)
- my Dh is also diabetic. I stay clear of those loaded with sugar recipes, or adjust. [LINK] - AngAk1 - 12:22am on 03/09/13
- Ang, have you tried Whey Low? I'm not sure if they ship to AK. [NT] - Meryl - 12:35am on 03/09/13
- I just looked. They do ship to AK. [NT] [LINK] - Meryl - 12:51am on 03/09/13
- I'll look for it up here and maybe on Amazon. [NT] - AngAk1 - 12:52am on 03/09/13
- my DH has been doing Weight Watchers and is down about 8 pounds and has to lower his insulin already - AngAk1 - 12:55am on 03/09/13
- No, when I bake I refuse to feel guilty. [NT] - Melissa Dallas - 12:33am on 03/09/13
- I'm with you, Melissa. [NT] - Michael in Phoenix - 2:56pm on 03/09/13
- My shortbread has little sugar. It does have a whole pound of butter. - Melissa Dallas - 4:06pm on 03/09/13
- 1-2-3-4 ratio for cakes is traditional and basic... at least that's what I learned... - Michael in Phoenix - 1:17am on 03/10/13
- One of my favorite cakes is the 1-2-3-4 Cake from the back of the Swans Down Cake Flour box. [NT] - LisainLA - 12:29am on 03/11/13
- I hate overly sweet things - you find it much more in American desserts than - Meryl - 12:33am on 03/09/13
- It doesn't really bother me, but I have noticed that after about 18 months of taking it easy on swee - LisainLA - 5:09am on 03/09/13
- Amen to that. I switched to black coffee + Splenda last year to help lose weight. Worked perfectly. - MarilynFL - 5:22pm on 03/09/13
- I stopped sugar in mine, but can't do it without half-an-half. [NT] - LisainLA - 12:31am on 03/11/13
- I try to stay off cakes (but you guys sure doesn't make it easy! LOL ) [NT] - EvaN - 7:37am on 03/10/13
- Less guilt: Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Never-Get-Sick Chocolate Cake [LINK] - MariaDNoCA - 12:05am on 03/14/13
- I'm in for the cake---not so sure about the icing. [NT] - AngAk1 - 1:07am on 03/14/13