7/29/10

Raw Chocolate Lava Cake :)


Hi everyone! Just a real quick post today, to tell you about an idea for a raw chocolate lava cake. For some reason, I came across several SAD versions of this cake today, so it made me wonder if there was a raw version.

A quick search for a raw chocolate lava cake recipe came up empty, so off to the happy raw kitchie I went:)

I don't have an exact recipe, but don't worry, you really don't need one! Just use your favorite raw brownie/cake/date-nut ball recipe! The filling pictured is the old stand-by, chocolate avocado pudding, but a raw chocolate sauce would be more authentic:) You will also need a small 1 cup bowl, and some cling film to shape the cake.

Here is how to assemble the cake:

1. Make your favorite raw brownie or cake recipe in the food processor. I made a basic recipe like my raw caramel brownie bites, using 2 cups of nuts, and one cup of dates with some cacao powder, vanilla and salt. This made more than enough for 2 small cakes, each in a 1 cup bowl.

2. Take a small handful of the brownie mixture, and press it out onto some parchment, about 1/2 inch thick, and cut out a circle using the small bowl as a cutter. Cut another circle if you are making two cakes.

3. Line the small bowls with cling film, and press the remaining brownie mixture evenly into the entire bowl, about 1/2 inch thick. There was a little left over mix, enough for about seven little brownie bite truffle balls:)

4. Fill with your favorite raw pudding, or chocolate sauce(equal parts cacao powder and liquid sweetener like agave, maple, or coconut syrup, and a pinch of salt).

I used the ingredients shown, plus a little water to loosen the pudding a bit. I had some filling leftover, too:)

5. Top with the cut-out cake circle, and press around the perimeter to seal in the filling. I found it helpful to pull the cling film in a little while pressing gently on the top of the cake edge.

That's it! All done:) They were chilled for a short time because I wasn't ready to eat them yet, but I bet they are real good warmed in the "D" for an hour. To un-mold, hold the bowl in a clean cloth wrung out in very hot water for a minute, and pull it out by the wrap. As you can imagine, they are quite rich...almost half was enough for me:)

I had some caramel sauce to squeeze onto the plate, too:) It was similar to this recipe, if you would like exact measurements:)

Love ya!

~ETA~ the extra filling made an awesome fudgesicle:

31 comments:

HiHoRosie said...

It's beautiful. Me want. :) Your presentation is gorgeous and the lava cake itself is genius! Yay for you and yay for us!

Lauren said...

Oh my! This looks sooooo amazing, rich and decadent! I could dive right in!! YUM!

The Raw Butterfly said...

Wow, that looks so great. What a fantastic idea, very clever! Bet it tasted as good as it looks! Thanks for sharing! xxx

Robin said...

Oh heavens. I want this RIGHT NOW. Gorgeous.

Elizabeth said...

Genious, pure RAW genious!!
I think I will make these for my raw birthday cakes in October. I'll make individual cakes for everyone like you did.
I am very excited. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creativity.
Peace and Raw Health,
Elizabeth

Elizabeth said...

sorry about the typo...spelled genius wrong
peace,
e

kelli said...

oh no you didn't!=)

this looks phenomenal, angela! you go girlie!

xoxoxo

VeganLisa said...

Fantastic - you fulfilled this significant gap in the raw recipe world with your creativity and ingenuity. This would be the perfect dinner party dessert.

Pure2raw twins said...

YUM! We too have always wanted to make a lava cake, I always enjoyed the cooked version!

Sure wish I could take a bite ; )

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty said...

You are amazing!

Just saying...

That looks to die for!! (or LIVE for)

bitt said...

So creative and delicious!

Ashley Terrell said...

Oh yum! That looks soooo good!

Nihacc said...

Wow!!! :O Spectacular!

La Mama Naturale' said...

You rawk, Angela!!! This; I'm sure is a chocolate lovers dream. Nice pics too! YUM-O's! ;D Have a lovely weekend, friend.

Addicted to Veggies said...

Wahoo! Genius! Bravo!
xoxo~S

Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' said...

I love the raw lava cake idea! I've always got chocolate avocado pudding around my house, so this is something I need to try! Thanks for sharing. :)

Isle Dance said...

BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!! (And beautiful and tasty, I know!)

Pam said...

So devilishly yummy! Nice Angela! You Rawk Girl! xoxo

Nelly said...

you my lady are amazing and so inventive...i love it!!!

thanks so much for using that brilliant mind of yours to rawify one of my favourite desserts!!! you are epic!

<3

Joanna Steven said...

You are a raw food goddess!

Fayinagirl (means Free One) said...

Oh girl - this is BRILLIANT!! I love it! ::::::dances off to the kitchen singing "Heaven, I'm in heaven..." ::::::

Melissa said...

Love your creativity Angela!!! Seriously amazing:)
What a beautiful cake:)

Julia said...

Oh. My. Heck. *drool*

Stormy said...

How did I miss this post!

We LUV lava cake!
But stopped eating the 'other' kind...

This I will have to try very soon.
I've been so bad about making anything "yummy" these days, yet craving it all the time!

Thanks for sharing ~ Jamie will be pleased! hehe...

Michal said...

Oh my gosh this look phenomenal!

Bewitched said...

Just when I thought the raw rabbit hole couldn't possibly get any deeper. You are so talented and amazing! Thank you for the most fantastic blog, EVER! Be well.

Michelle said...

That looks so delicious! I'm very happy to have discovered your blog. Raw food is something that I've been interested in lately, and have been wanting to learn more about it.

I'm mostly vegetarian, but eat the occasional tiny bit of meat once or twice a month. Your blog looks like it's full of useful information, and I'm totally adding it to my feedly.

Peace. ;)

Michelle @ greenearthbazaar.com

shannonmarie said...

Oh yum. I want one of those. I need to make more time in the kitchen again.

veggie wedgie said...

How cool is this!!!!

Emi said...

Hi, I know this is an old post but I tried this recipe today and wanted to say, thank you! It's amazing :) Mine didn't look as good as yours but in my defence, I used a hand blender...
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6111/6357502867_3c1aa02f83_b.jpg

I have only one question: my filling tasted quite a lot like avocado, and I've tasted raw desserts in the past that used avocado but you couldn't really detect it. I tried to add a little more cocoa but it just started getting a little too cocoa-y for my taste. It's not an issue as I love avocado, but was wondering if it's meant to taste like this or I've done something wrong (I've been quite cautious because I didn't want it to be too sweet, for example...).
Thank you! This was great!
Emi

evergreen said...

Hi Emi...thanks so much for your comment and question.

I do think the right amount of sweetness cancels out most of the avocado taste. I realize this post doesn't have exact measurements, but there is 12 good sized medjool dates to only two avocados in the picture. Vanilla takes the edge of a little too, I think.

You may also want to try the avocado pudding with a banana added like this recipe:

http://thehappyrawkitchen.blogspot.com/2010/02/chocolate-banana-pudding-cake.html

Hope this helped:)

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