Crazy Eight Healthy Chocolate Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Cook time: 
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Crazy Eight Healthy Chocolate Cake
  • 1+2/3 cups whole wheat pastry flour (I used normal whole wheat)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp baking soda
  • 3+1/2 cups pitted dates, divided
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks in own juice, drained
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup shredded beets
  • ¾ cup shredded carrots
  • ½ cup shredded zucchini
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ½ cup currants
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. In blender or food processor, puree 3 cups of the dates, pineapple, banana, and applesauce.
  4. Slice remaining ½ cup dates into ½ inch thick pieces (I used my Vitamix at Variable setting 3-4 to do all the slicing, shredding, and chopping required for this recipe).
  5. In large bowl, mix sliced dates, beets, carrots, zucchini, cocoa powder, currants, walnuts, water, vanilla and flour mixture. Add the blended mixture and mix well.
  6. Spread in a 9.5" X 13.5" nonstick baking pan or two round baking pans for a layered cake, as I made.
  7. Bake for 45 min-1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
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