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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Chocolate Dessert Recipes--sugarfree, gluten free

Raw Chocolate Recipes--SOOOOOOOO GOOD.  I've been making raw chocolate desserts and have shared them with friends and family.  The vote is unanimous for deliciousness.

1. Dipping Chocolate (for fruit or you can also put in molds and freeze it) Love it with strawberries

½ cup raw organic cacao powder

½ cup unrefined coconut oil

½ cup agave nectar

Blend and dip!

2. Chocolate Cups

2 bananas

1 avocado

1/3 cup raw organic cacao powder

1/3 cup agave nectar

Pinch of salt

Spoon in mini cupcake tins. Top with gogi berries, macadamia nuts, almond butter, etc.

3. Chocolate Coconut Mousse Cake

Cake Layer

3 cups shredded coconut

1 cup chopped dates

2 Tbs vanilla

Pinch of salt

2/3 cup water

Blend all ingredients in blender or food processor.

Mousse Layer

½ oz. irish moss (get at Omar’s Raw Living Cuisine Restaurant)

2 ¼ cup raw nut milk

1/3 cup chopped dates

1/3 cup agave

½ cup cacao

2 Tbs vanilla

1/8 tsp salt

1 Tbs soy lecithin

1/3 cup coconut oil

Blend irish moss and nut milk until smooth. Add dates, agave, vanilla, cacao, vanilla and salt. Blend. Add soy lecithin, coconut oil. Blend until creamy.

Whipped Cream Layer

1 ½ cups raw cashews soaked 30 minutes

2 cups coconut milk

1/3 cup agave

1 Tbs vanilla

Pinch of salt

2 Tbs soy lecithin

½ cup coconut oil

Blend all ingredients except soy lecithin and coconut oil. When mixture is smooth and creamy add lecithin and coconut oil and blend again.

Layering the cake:

Spread half of the shredded coconut mixture on the bottom of a glass pan 9x13”. Pour chocolate mousse over top. Let set in freezer approx. 30 minutes until firm. Spread remaining coconut mixture over chocolate mousse and pour whipped cream layer on top. Let set in freezer another 30 minutes. Sprinkle the top with raw cacao powder if you’d like. Serve and enjoy.

Recipes courtesy of my friend Linda. 
Check out her website here.

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