Healthy Chocolate Cake

Healthy Chocolate Cake (serves 24)

For the Cake:

1-2/3 cups whole wheat flour
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 raw beets
3/4 cup shredded raw carrots
1/2 cup shredded raw zucchini
3 Tbl natural coca powder
1/2 cup currants
1 cup chopped walnuts
1-1/2 cups water
2 tsp vnilla extract

For the chocolate Nut Icing:

1 cup raw macadamia nuts and/or raw cashews
1 cup vanilla soy or almond milk
2/3 cups pitted dates
1/3 cup brazil nuts or hazelnuts
2 Tbl cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix flour, baking powder and baking soda in a small bowl. Set aside. In blender of food processor puree 3 cups of the dates, pineapple, banana and applesauce. Slice remaining 1/2 cup dates into small pieces. In a large bowl mix sliced dates, beets, carrots, zucchini, cocoa powder, currants, walnuts, water, vanilla and flour mixture. Add the blended mixture and mix well. Spread in a 9 x 13 inch nonstick baking pan. Bake for one hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

For the icing use a high powered blender and combined icing ingredients until smooth and creamy. Spread on cooled cake.

Nutritional Facts: (Cake)

Calories per Servings
Total Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
Sugars
Protein

WW Points Plus

147
3.4 g
28.9 g
3.3 g
17.5 g
3.2 g

4 Points

Nutritional Facts: (Icing)

Calories per Servings
Total Fat
Total Carbohydrates
Dietary Fiber
Sugars
Protein

WW Points Plus

64
3.8 g
7.1 g
0.8 g
3.9 g
10.7 g

2 Points