Sarah Moore from Peak Functions packs a punch of super food goodness with this month’s Beetroot Chocolate Mud Cake recipe!!  She notes:

  1. Beetroot aids in liver detoxification process;
  2. Psyllium is a great source of dietary fibre;
  3. Selenium from the nuts is a potent antioxidant and a nutrient vital for thyroid function; and
  4. Enjoy in small slices, as these powerhouse ingredients support elimination!

Cake mixture:

2 cups brazil nuts

4 fresh medjool dates, pitted and coarsely chopped

1/2 cup currants

1/4 cup maple syrup

3 medium beetroots, peeled and finely grated

2 cups desiccated coconut

1/2 cup cacao powder

2 tablespoons pysllium husks, ground

Method

  1. Grind the brazil nuts on a food processor, then set them aside in a bowl.
  2. Combine the dates, currants and maple syrup in the bowl of the food processor and pulse until smooth.
  3. Blend the date mixture with the ground nuts and the grated beetroots in a large bowl.
  4. Add the coconut, cacao powder and pysllium husks to the bowl and stir them in until blended with the date and nut mixture.
  5. Scrape the blended mixture back into the bowl of the food processor and pulse until the ingredients are well combined and finely textured.
  6. Line a cake tin with baking paper and spread the batter evenly over the bottom. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes or until firm to the touch.

Icing:

100g cacao butter, melted

1 cup raw cashew nuts, unsalted

1/2 cup raw cacao powder

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon tamari

Method

  1. Gently melt the cacao butter in a small saucepan then allow it to cool.
  2. Combine the cashews, cacao powder, maple syrup, lemon juice and tamari in the bowl of a food processor or Vita-mix blender and process until the nuts are well ground.
  3. With the motor running, pour in the melted cacao butter and blend until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Spoon the icing over the cake and refrigerate until the icing is set, about 15 minutes.

This is one cake you can make in a flash with very little mess… we all like this don’t we?!