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Happy birthday to me!

July 24, 2010

My 28th birthday is tomorrow.  Family came to Atlanta to celebrate with me tonight.  I’ve been craving the Ocean Garden Salad, so I picked R. Thomas for dinner.  Seaweed, kelp noodles, and a delicious lime dressing!

I chose to make my own birthday cake this year… a raw fudge cake.  Yum!  It is amazing how cake-like this dessert is even though the ingredients are so healthy!


Raw Fudge Cake with Strawberries
adapted from Ani Phyo

Fudge cake
3 cups walnuts
1 apple, cored and sliced
2/3 raw cacao powder or carob powder
¼ tsp sea salt
1 cup pitted medjool dates

Frosting
1/3 cup pitted medjool dates
¼ cup agave syrup
1 medium avocado flesh
½ peeled banana
1/3 cup raw cacao powder

Filling
½ cup sliced strawberries

Cake:  Combine the walnuts, cacao powder, apple slices, and salt in the food processor and pulse until coarsely mixed.  Add the dates and pulse until mixed well.  Shape into 2 stackable cakes of desired shape and set aside.

Frosting:  Combine the dates and agave in the food processor and process until smooth.  Add the avocado and banana and process until smooth.  Add the cacao powder and process until smooth.

Frost the top of one of the cakes with half of the frosting and top with strawberries.  Stack the second cake on top and frost the top and sides.  Place in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to firm.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 9, 2010 9:11 pm

    I love the sound of this, will be making it very soon 🙂

  2. August 16, 2010 9:32 pm

    This looks incredible! Hope you had an enjoyable birthday, I’m sure this cake made you happy 🙂

  3. Raw Jenna permalink*
    August 16, 2010 9:46 pm

    Thanks! Chocolate always makes me happy!

  4. burcu permalink
    February 7, 2015 2:23 am

    Will it be enough for a birthday crowd? Around 20 people

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