A light, raw cake using lucuma and raw cacao to create a delicious sweet caramel flavour. Instead of using a large cake tin you could press the mixture into individual moulds.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Chilling time: 1 hour
What’s Good About It?
Naturally sweetened with fresh and dried fruit this cake is perfect for when you crave something sweet. Lucuma is a delicious natural sweetener and a great prebiotic to support healthy gut flora.
- Finely grate the apple and carrots. Place in a large bowl with the nuts, lucuma, cacao, cinnamon, salt and raisins.
- Drain the dried apple and dates and place in a blender with the orange. Process to form a paste. Add to the nut mixture and combined thoroughly. Place the mixture in batches in a food processor and pulse to form a wet dough. Do not over mix.
- Press the mixture into a greased, lined 20cm (8inch) cake tin and chill for 2-3 hours before serving.
Did You Know?
Any nuts can be used in this cake – cashew nuts and almonds would work well. You could add a little vanilla or chocolate protein powder to the mix to increase the protein cake.
2 carrots, grated
2 apples, grated
115g pecans, finely ground
85g desiccated coconut
2tbsp lucuma powder
2tbsp raw cacao powder
½ tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
60g dried apple, soaked for 15 minutes
60g dates, soaked for 15 minutes
1 whole orange, peeled