Healthy Chocolate Cake

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 1 h 12
Healthy Chocolate Cake
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1 2/3 cup Whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp Baking powder
3 tsp Baking soda
3 1/2 cup pitted Dates (divided)
1 cup chunks Pineapple, canned (drained)
1 medium Banana (s)
1 cup Applesauce, unsweetened
3/4 cup grated Carrots
1 cup Beets, raw (shredded)
1/2 cup grated Zucchini
3 tbsp Cocoa powder, unsweetened
1/2 cup Currant, red and white, raw
1 cup Walnuts (chopped)
1 1/2 cup Water
2 tsp Vanilla extract, pure
1 cup whole/halves Macadamia nuts, unsalted (for icing)
2/3 cup pitted Dates (for icing)
1 cup Soy milk, vanilla (for icing)
1/3 cup Brazil nuts (for icing)
2 tbsp Cocoa powder, unsweetened (for icing)
1 tsp Vanilla extract, pure (for icing)


To make the cake:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a small bowl. Set aside.

In blender or food processor, puree 3 cups of the dates, pineapple, banana, and applesauce. Slice remaining 1/2 cup dates into 1/2 inch thick 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 9.5“ X 13.5” nonstick baking pan. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

To make the icing:
Using a high powered blender*, combine all icing ingredients until smooth and creamy. Place a dollop over warm cake and serve. If desired, you may spread on cooled cake instead.* A food processor may be used to combine icing ingredients but the icing will not be as smooth.

Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 494
Calories from fat 174
Calories from saturated fat 26.1
Total Fat 19.3 g
Saturated Fat 2.9 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 9.1 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 350 mg
Potassium 841 mg
Total Carbohydrate 77 g
Dietary Fiber 10.8 g
Sugars 53 g
Protein 7.4 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 1.8
Grain 0.8
Meat Alternative 0.9
Vegetables 0.3

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