This amazingly delicious chocolate cake is an ode to one of the greatest foods known to man and woman; chocolate. Like Christmas Easter is not one of those times of year for half measures! Needless to say, this cake is a pure unadulterated chocolate indulgence. This cake a superfood for its mood-enhancing ability. It is packed full of amazingly nutritious ingredients like cacao, Brazil nuts, pink Himalayan Salt and the secret ingredient; avocado!
Avocadoes are a nutritional powerhouse as they offer a wide variety of over twenty vitamins and minerals. Just one of these is potassium which plays a crucial role in blood pressure regulation. Also, lutein which has a beneficial effect on eye health. Avocados are in fact a fruit, well a berry to be exact and like most fruits, they are a wonderful source of fibre.
However, unlike other fruits, avocados are rich in monounsaturated fat or “good fat”. It has been illustrated to exert a beneficial effect on the lowering of HDL or ” bad cholesterol”. They contain vitamin E which has been shown in recent trials to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease when consumed in high doses.
What makes it so healthy?
Raw cacao is the purest form of chocolate you can consume because it is far less processed than cocoa powder or chocolate bars. Cacao is a nutritional powerhouse.
Cacao and cocoa are very similar. Both come from the Theobroma cacao tree. Cacao is made by cold-pressing unroasted cocoa beans. Meaning, the natural nutritional content is preserved.
Cocoa, on the other hand, is often heavily processed, roasted at higher temperatures and regularly has lots of sugar added to it. As a result, cacao tends to taste more bitter and less sweet than it’s cocoa counterpart.