Easy Raw Vegan Brownie Cake
easy raw vegan brownie cake
This brownie is dense, decadent and simply divine. It takes only a few minutes to make, a few hours to freeze, and a few seconds to gobble down! I ate almost all of it when I was on the first day of my period. It worked. It was great.
Ever wondered why you may crave chocolate when you’re on your period? The science goes like this: During the early part of the menstrual cycle, we (us wonderful women) experience higher hormones levels that cause an increase in insulin. Insulin regulates our blood glucose levels. The higher levels of insulin results in low blood sugar - and this is why we sometimes crave something sweet. It’s our body’s natural way to balance hormones. Additionally, our hormonal changes can leave us feeling tired, which is why we reach for our fave comfort foods. It’s our body’s natural way of feeling safe and nurtured.
So…. your cravings are totally normal and totally ok!
Now, on to the recipe!
I’ll be honest and say that I didn’t measure the ingredients 100%, so you may have to play around a bit to get to the texture you prefer. If it’s too sticky, add more nuts (and possibly almond or coconut flour). If it’s too dry, add more dates and some water.
FYI , if you’re interested, this brownie cake is 100% vegan, raw, free from refined sugars, gluten-free, incredibly chocolately, amazingly sweet (in the best way) and easy to make. All you need is a blender, a freezer and some good tunes while you make them in the background.
Let’s get stuck in.
2 cups walnuts
1 cup almonds
2-3 cups dates (soaked in hot water)
3/4 cup cacao powder
3 Tbsp cacao nibs (plus more for topping)
1 Tbsp coconut oil
A pinch of salt
Blend the 1.5 cups of walnuts and all of the almonds in a blender or food processor.
Add in the rest of the ingredients. Keep the 1/2 cup of walnuts aside. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness.
Line a round container with baking paper. Scoop out 3/4 of the brownie cake mixture into the container. Add in the rest of the walnuts by breaking them into smaller pieces with your hands. Add the rest of the brownie mixture over it.
Set in the freezer overnight. Then transfer to the fridge. Enjoy enjoy enjoy!
Pictures by Sally Mackay Photography.