A Love Cake to Open Your Heart

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Yes its time to get mushy, lovey and romantic.   Why not celebrate love every day?!

This is my treat to myself for Valentine’s day. And this treat is entirely made of whole raw foods, pure and healthy! It’s actually a great food to have in the morning, as an energy boost … it’s a raw chocolate love cake!

Whoever you make this cake for is sure to be very happy, but once they take a bite, and the antioxidants hit their system, they will be buzzing with joy and love. Really! Raw cacao physically (and spiritually) can be considered a heart opening medicine. It helps stimulate cardiovascular function and clears out clogged arteries. It is packed with phytonutrients and a compound called “anandamide” ~ the bliss chemical.

So enjoy! And be in love ~ with your healthy self, your friends, your family, today and all days!

Raw Chocolate Raspberry Love Cake

Base

~ 1 cup dates (pitted and soaked if not fully soft)
~ 3/4 cup soaked walnuts
~ 3/4 cup soaked almonds
~ 1/2-3/4 cup raw cacao powder (to taste)
~ pinch of Himalayan rock salt
~ 1 tsp cinnamon

Combine ingredients in a food processor and mix until combined but still chunky. Split into two round parts. One layer wil be the base of your cake.

Filling

~ 1 1/2 cup raspberries
~ 1-2 tbsp raw liquid honey or agave syrup

Combine the filling and spread onto the first layer of the cake. Top with the second layer of chunky chocolatey nut dough.

Frosting

~ 1 avocado
~ 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
~ 2-3 tbsp agave syrup (to taste)
~ pinch of Himalyan rock salt

Blend or food process these ingredients until smooth, and spread on the top of the cake. You can even put them into a cake decorator pipe and make fancy shapes (though it doesn’t quite hold its shape like regular sugar frosting)

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One thought on “A Love Cake to Open Your Heart

  1. I love the idea of increasing the levels of antioxidants via fun and easy things like you have described.I recently have been adding coconut oil to my coffee. I found a new old source of antioxidants.
    Coffee is a great source of antioxidants and coffee is the number one source of antioxidants in the American diet. What is not known is that until recently coffee roasted using traditional methods only contained 1/6 of the antioxidants of the raw coffee bean. That is due to the high heat in the roasting process which destroys the antioxidants. There is a new Patented Roasting method that preserves the antioxidants right to the finished cup of coffee. In fact it does not alter the flavor or the taste. You can learn more about this breakthrough roasting method at http://superantioxidantcoffee.com There you will find scientific research about this break through roasting process. Super antioxidant coffee is made with organic coffee beans.

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