Monday, August 9, 2010

Heavenly dessert!!!

So...after several conversations with friends and family I decided I HAD to post this amazing recipe that I have been using for the past year. It is sooooo delicious, sooooo easy and it's healthy to boot. I get the large bag of walnuts from Sams or Costco and I like to use dark cocoa powder. Medjool dates sound exotic and hard to find but they can be found at the local grocers or at health food stores. This DESSERT is filling and fulfilling with good fats, healthy sugars and minimal effort. It's worth it to try it just me.

Flourless Chocolate Cake
~Chef Cornbleet
adaptations and options by Jami McQuivey

Equipment: Food processor

3 c. walnuts
¼ t. sea salt
20 pitted medjool dates (to pit these it takes 2 minutes for all of!)
2/3 c. unsweetened Cocoa powder or carob
1 ½ t. vanilla
1-1½ t. water

Place walnuts and salt in food processor fitted with “S” blade and process until finely ground. Add dates, cocoa, and vanilla. Process until smooth and begins to stick together. Add water and process briefly.

Option 1: Transfer to a 9 in round cake pan and press. Can top with raspberries.
Option 2: Roll into balls for on the go dessert/snack.
Option 3: Use almond, raspberry, amaretto or any other flavor in place of vanilla

Will keep 3-4 days in fridge or several weeks in freezer. Bring to room temp before serving.