Saturday, January 2, 2016

Cake recipe - Cauliflower Chocolate Cake

Cake recipe - Cauliflower Chocolate Cake . This easy recipe chocolate cake is made with cauliflower .The secret ingredient makes this cake so soft and delicious ... Cauliflower helps give this cake a crumby , cake texture .Plus you get the health benefits of cauliflower in this healthy recipe .

Cake recipe - Cauliflower Chocolate Cake .

Because of its beneficial effects on numerous aspects of health , cauliflower can easily be described as a super food !
Fight cancer : Cauliflower contains sulforaphane , a sulfur compound that has also been shown to kill cancer stem cells , thereby slowing tumor growth .Some researchers believe eliminating cancer stem cells may be key to controlling cancer .

Boost Heart Health : Sulforaphane in cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables has been found to significanttly improve blood pressure and kidney function .Scientists believe sulforaphane benefits are related to improve DNA methylation , which is crucial for normal cellular function and proper gene expression , especially in the easily damage inner lining of the arteries known as the endothelium .

Detoxification Support : Cauliflower helps your body's ability to detoxify in multiple ways .It contains antioxidants that support Phase 1 detoxification along with sulfur containing nutrients important for Phase 2 detox activities .The glucosinolates in cauliflower also activate detoxification enzymes .

Before we get the recipe , here are a few of tips on how to make any cake (or sweet bread) recipe a little bit healthier .

Healthier Cake Tips:
-Applesauce is your friend : This old lunchbox favorite makes a great substitute for sugar or fat when baking a cake (just don't try to replace both at the same time ).When subbing for sugar , applesauce can be used as a replacement in a 1:1 ratio - just be sure to reduce the amount of milk , water , or other liquid in the recipe by 1/4 cup for every cup of applesauce added .To cut down on oil or butter , start by replacing half of the fat with applesauce ( for example , a recipe using 1 cup oil would be reduce to 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup applesauce ).

-Swap white flour for something a bit healthier : Skip white flour for something healthier , whether it's whole-wheat flour , nut flour or a mix of a few different types .White or all purpose flour is processed in a way that removes the bran (the outer layer of the wheat grain) and germ of the wheat , taking away all the healthy stuff like fiber .

-Slim down the topping : If you're already chowing down on cake , there's no need to top it with more refined sugar ! Instead of traditional frosting and candy toppings , try frosting with something lighter , such as fresh whipped cream or coconut whipped cream or meringue .Instead of sprinkles or candy , top with fresh fruit or antioxidant -rich dark chocolate .

-Cut down on fat to save unnecessary calories : In addition to applesauce , there are a number of easy and healthy recipe substitutions to help cut back on unnecessary added fat in all kinds of baking recipes .For example is mashed banana . Just one cup of mashed banana works perfectly in place of 1 cup of butter or oil (just be prepared for a big banana flavor kick , too ).For chocolate cake , 3/4 cup prunes pureed with 1/4 cup boiling water makes another great substitute for butter .

Cake recipe - Cauliflower Chocolate Cake .


Serves 4
3/4 cup white flour
1/2 tsp baking soda 
1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp  ground flax
 1/3 cup sugar of choice
1/8 tsp uncut stevia or 1/4 cup additional sugar
1/2 to 1 cup mini chocolate chips 
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
2 loosely -packed cups frozen cauliflower , thawed completely but not cooked
1/2 cup milk of choice .
3 tbsp oil (or omit and increase milk to scant 2/3 cup , for a lower fat option )

Preheat oven to 350 F ,and grease the square baking dish .Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl , and mix very well .Combine all liquid ingredients and the cauliflower in a food processor and blend until super smooth , so there are no lumps whatsoever .

Pour wet into dry , and mix until just combined , then pour into prepared pan and bake 30 minutes .Or you can try bake only 14 minutes and then leave uncovered in the fridge overnight , and it'll firm up and turn out like fudge ! . 

Let cool completely .After a day , this cauliflower cake is best stored in the fridge . Enjoy !

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