Raw Cacao Cake – a healthy sweet alternative

IMG_8646You won’t believe how great it tastes


Base: Combine 1 cup of hazelnuts and 1 cup of good quality dates in hot water for 30 minutes, then drain the water and mix the 2 ingredients with 2 tablespoons of Raw Cacao in a food processor, leaving some crunchy bits

Press the base into a base (it doesn’t get cooked, of course) and refrigerate.

Topping: Combine 2 good-size avocadoes with 1 – 2 tbsp of raw honey and 1-2 tbsp on raw cacao (I only combined it with a fork) and before spreading it onto the base, I put down a layer of organic frozen raspberries (defrosted). On top of it you can add whatever you like: I added more raspberries, blueberries and shredded coconut.

It kept in the fridge for several days.

The recipe didn’t ask for lemon, but I pressed the juice of one small lemon into the topping, which was nice.


Author: Barbara Hoi

I have worked for 14 years with Dyslexic and Asperger geniuses one-on-one, founded Sydney Dyslexia and Autism Sydney, worked in Mosman and at a beach retreat at the Entrance and wrote three books on Dyslexia ('the Right Brain for the Right Time', 'Nurturing the Secret Garden' and 'Learning your Times Tables in Three Bold Steps'). I believe these children and adults have a great gift and the ability to become leaders in their field. But I have also found that a proper diet as well as educating and working together with parents, friends and teachers matters even more. I am now working with small groups at the Entrance Beach Retreat, helping dyslexic adults fulfill their professional dreams and parents to help develop and nurture their child's potential.

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