Saturday, April 9, 2011

Frosted Double Chocolate Almond Oat Cake

Every now and then I come across a dish that makes me question everything I thought I knew about baking. This is one of those recipes. Its vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free, and low in fat. It also happens to be incredibly tasty and moist.




This is just the sort of thing I like to enjoy for a weekend breakfast. But don't limit it to just that! It also makes a great dessert.

I adapted this from Katie's Cookie Dough Oatmeal Cake. It’s easily adaptable so feel free to make any substitutions and additions you like.



Frosted Double Chocolate Almond Butter Oat Cake
Two 1/2 cup servings

1/2 cup oats
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp almond butter
1/4 cup apple sauce
1/4 cup almond milk
Handful of chocolate chips

Prepare two 1/2 ramekins by lightly spraying them with vegetable oil.
Preheat oven to 350
In a small bowl combine the oats, cinnamon, and salt.
In another bowl, whisk together vanilla, maple syrup, almond butter, and apple sauce. Add to the dry ingredients
Stir in chocolate chips
Bake 10 minutes, until tops are firm
Set oven to broil and broil for 3 minutes so you get a nice crusty top
If you would like to eat this from out of the ramekin, let cool for 15 minutes then loosen the cake around the edges and carefully turn over

Chocolate Tofu Frosting
(This is adapted from my Chocolate Tofu Pudding)

1/4 cup soft tofu
1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp agave
1/4 tsp guar gum

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Let the mixture set for a minute to allow the guar gum to thicken up the mixture. It should be quite thick
Spread onto cooled cakes



Have you ever heard about Ultramarathons?
It’s a type of running competition where races can last about two days and hundreds of kilometres. You are running the whole time! I think it’s crazy how one can push the limits of the human body.

14 comments:

  1. What a lovely little cake! You've made it so healthy too.

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  2. Ahh, I love the tofu frosting! I eat tofu with cocoa powder, but now that I have guar gum, I am totally making a frosting out of it!

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  3. Wow! What a unique and creative recipe. I'm all about something that tastes great and is good for you too. Thank you so much for sharing with me tonight. I always know I will find something that will make me smile! Your sweet and creative spirit brings me such happiness. I hope you have a great day tomorrow full of hope and love.

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  4. Great pics! I love chocolate and almond together :)

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  5. Love the cake! I've been loving little single(ish) serving cakes like this lately. I think I need to try this one next!
    Yikes - ultramarathons sound crazy! I can't even imagine...

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  6. wow tofu frosting?? that is definitely new to me!

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  7. Wow what a great looking cupcake. I love how you used up oats instead of flour. Must make this! :D

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  8. This sounds SO good! Dark chocolate and almond butter were made for each other. I love that you made the oats look like a little cupcake, too. Very cute :)

    Have a lovely day!

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  9. This is such an interesting recipe for a cake. i love the idea of using almond milk. And tofu in a frosting is also new to me. i love all these healthy twists :D

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  10. Cake that is good for you?! Sign me up for 2 please! lol ♥- Katrina

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  11. Very interesting! I've never tried a tofu frosting and now I'm intrigued!

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  12. days and days of running??? what about sleeping?!?!
    on the other hand your recipe looks so so yummy, I want one now!

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