Dark Chocolate Raspberry Protein Piecake

“I dreamt about this recipe last night, made it following the coordinated of my dream, and it came out of the oven just as I imagined:with a song, as if resting on a cloud.” That’s what I would be writing if I were a recipe ‘fabulist,’ also known as: a a liar, also known as: a let’s-juggle-with-the-truth-since-no-one-will-ever-know type person, which, thankfully, I am not. I like to write down the whole dirty behind-the-scenes, however messy, ill-conceived, and downright ridiculous. See, the truth about this recipe is that I wasn’t planning on adding any berries. I was just going to make a chocolate cake but, when I flipped it over, the center collapsed so… I ate it (:-D) and, after eating what could ostensibly be classified as the cake’s heart, I stood there facing a hollowish cake. What to do? Well, not wanting to let that stand, I opened the freezer, brought out a bunch of frozen raspberries, and I stuffed the cake with them – sprinkling it then with cocoa and coconut flour for the BOOOM. Then I stuck it back in the oven for five minutes and that was that. The result was more of a chocolate raspberry piecake than a chocolate raspberry cake because the center was so filled with raspberries that it reminded me of a pie but if you want to go ahead and call it just a cake, go for it. Either way, not a bad idea, when you think about it: to make a cake, scoop it out, fill it with berries and call it a piecake. Pourquoi-pas, right? ;-)

Ingredients:

2 cups liquid egg whites
1 cup buckwheat flakes (could use millet flakes, oat flakes, or ground almonds instead though)
1/2 cup chocolate hemp protein
3 dates
1 banana
1 cup frozen raspberries
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Directions:

Blended together and baked at 160 C (320 F) for ~ 40 minutes

The end product was a bit breadier than cakey but that’s because I didn’t use any flour. It tasted very rich, deep chocolatey, and I actually feel that the raspberries were meant  to be as they helped to balance the whole thing by adding a degree of tart sweetness to the piecake and also a really nice freshness to it. Ah, this was a very wholesome and healthy piecake!

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