Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine's treats

This cake will blow your mind! Well, at least if you love peanut butter as much as I do :) I invented this last December when I was all alone at home and feeling sick and miserable... It came out perfect on the very first try and I'm rather proud of myself :) I made this also two weeks ago for my birthday and I think it's perfect to serve on Valentine's Day as well. I'm not a big friend of crusts/cake bottoms, but you can make some easy graham cracker crust for the cake if you feel like. Tip: the frosting alone can be used to make easy candies!

Here is also recipe for the best chocolate ever! I've been testing quite a few raw chocolate recipes found in internet, but quite often they're too bitter, too sweet or too coconutty to my taste. So of course I had to make my own version and this has been a guaranteed satisfaction for over a year already!

Perfect with almond milk :)
Peanut butter "cheese"-cake
  • 3 dl unflavoured & sugar free soy yoghurt (this is my favourite)
  • 1 dl unflavoured soy cream cheese (Tofutti) or more yoghurt
  • 2 dl unsweetened peanut butter
  • 1 dl maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp potato starch (or corn, tapioca, wheat...)
Heat the oven to 175C degrees. Line an 18cm springform pan with a baking sheet. Mix all ingredients well together and pour into the pan. Bake for 20 minutes and then lower the temperature to 150C and continue baking for 20-30 minutes, so that the cake is solidified also from the centre. Take carefully out from the oven and let set for few hours.

  • 1 dl strong and hot coffee
  • 100 g raw cacao mass (or dark chocolate)
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 dl maple syrup
Add the last three ingredients into the hot coffee and let melt. Stir well and let cool for a moment and then gently pour over the cake. Put the cake to fridge and let set for about an hour. I think this cake is best next day... if you can just wait ;)

The best raw chocolate
makes plenty!
  • 400 g cacao mass
  • 200 g coconut oil
  • 1 dl lucuma powder
  • 2 tbsp soy lecithin powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla powder
  • 2-3 tbsp agave nectar (All ingredients are raw!)
Boil a pot of water. Measure the cacao mass and coconut oil into a glass or metal dish and put it on top of the hot water. Let melt completely, then add rest of the ingredients and mix well. Let the chocolate cool down for a moment and mix occasionally. Pour into desired molds and put to fridge or freezer to harden. Store in fridge or freezer and take out to room temperature few minutes before serving.

Sweet Valentine's Day for everyone!
~ Ilta

P.S. I've lately started to be interested of even more healthier (and the very original human) diet and just got the 80/10/10-book by Douglas N. Graham... So don't be shocked if in the future my recipes are extra healthy! =)

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