- April 1, 2012 at 8:21 am #77603
Anyone one have a very good cake recipe? Or even a different yummy dessert? My birthday is coming up and I would love to have a good dessert. Every recipe on here for a cake people say turned out okay. That is was more like a biscuit then a cake. If anyone has made anything super yummy cake please let me know 😀 Thank you all!
Lots of Love,
LaurenApril 7, 2012 at 8:45 am #78207
Disclaimer: This has Cacao powder which is not a food on the strict diet. Cacao has no caffeine in it and has a lot of antioxidants. I do not see anything wrong with this product, but it should be a test food and you should make your own decision if you want to add it. I personally use it because I have not found anything wrong with it. There is nothing bad in it for candida and can only help you immune system. Here is a website about this product : http://integrative-living.com/page.php?htmlID=Raw%20Cacao%20Powder.
I made a cake that turned out more like a brownie but it is still yummy. I used this recipe. http://www.comfytummy.com/2010/12/08/gluten-free-almond-flour-chocolate-cake/
But I did not add the honey. I instead added 1/2 cup of xylitol and also 1/4 cup of ghee (you could add more if you want). I also used cacao powder instead of cocoa powder. Cacao has no caffeine in it.
So here is my recipe that I changed for the diet:
Gluten Free Almond Flour Chocolate Cake from The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook
2 cups blanched almond meal (Red Bob’s mill)
1/4 cup unsweetened cacao powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp aluminum free baking soda
1/2 cup xylitol
2 large eggs
1 TB vanilla sweetleaf liquid vanilla creme stevia (Or you could use alchol free vanialla extract though you might want to add more xylitol to it then.)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9 inch cake pan and dust with almond flour. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. In a medium bowl, combine wet ingredients. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until thoroughly combined. Pour into cake pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 1 hour. Serve.
LaurenApril 10, 2012 at 6:40 am #78497
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Sounds yummy! Can you tell me what the difference is between cacao powder and cocoa powder?April 13, 2012 at 11:52 am #78863
Maz I do not think there is a difference.:) Sorry for the wrong information. I am just starting to learn about chocolate and there is a lot of different information on it out there. Check out a post I made with more info about cacao. http://www.thecandidadiet.com/forum/yaf_postst2973_Almond-Carob-Coconut-Balls-Stage-23.aspx
It believe it is the same thing. Just different words. Here is a website: http://www.allchocolate.com/understanding/cacao-vs-cocoa/
And another: http://www.ehow.com/about_5398517_cocoa-powder-vs-cacao-powder.html
Some people think “cacao powder is much better for you, the main differences being that ‘cacao powder’ specifically refers to raw, unsweetened powder. ‘Cocoa powder,’ on the other hand, may still have a very small amount of cocoa butter present to enhance the flavor subtly.”
So I guess I would use Cacao powder because of this, but I am sure it does not matter much.
Though after researching cocoa and cacao there is no caffeine in either but rather Theobromine. “It contains a bitter alkaloid named Theobromine that is similar to Caffeine but not quite the same. In general it produces less intense and more beneficial effects…but it can still keep you up! Theobromine is much more gentle on the central nervous system and adrenal systems than caffeine but is more stimulating to the heart. “
There is much debate on Theobromine. You might want to check out the other links under the first post I gave.
LaurenApril 16, 2012 at 3:51 pm #79133
Just wanted to let people know that everyone, even family members that normally do not like things that are from this diet or even a gluten free diet for that matter, liked this. My mom and husband cannot wait for me to make it again!
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