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Choc N Two Veg Cake

I have always baulked at hiding vegetables in kids foods, I’d rather they know what they were eating and make choices. But, after years of them making choices that didn’t fit with mine, I decided to have a crack at making a cake that tasted fabulous and could be considered healthy too.

This is what I came up with. It was as rich and moist as a mud cake, super filling and super decadent. And the kids absolutely smashed it. Oh, and in keeping with my theory on not hiding veggies, I told them the ingredients after the plates were licked clean.


Here is how I made it:

Blitz in the Thermomix on speed 8 for around 15 seconds:

  • 1 zucchini
  • 1/2 cup of mashed cooked pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 60g butter

Add and mix well on speed 6 for around 20 seconds:

  • 250g spelt flour
  • 3t baking powder
  • 80g raw cacao powder or cocoa
  • 150g milk
  • 150g sugar

Pour in to a lined fairly large tin and bake at 180 degrees for 50 minutes.

A Handful Of Bliss

For those who need exact measurements in a recipe, look away now. Or, give this a go anyway as it really is fool-proof.


Into the thermomix put the following and blitz on speed 8 for around 15 seconds:

  • A handful of raw cashews
  • A handful of raw almonds
  • A handful of goji berries

Add to it the following and blitz on speed 7 for around 20 seconds:

  • A handful of apricots
  • A handful of dried raspberries
  • A BIG handful of fresh dates, seeds removed
  • A handful of raw cacao powder
  • A splash of coconut oil

Form in to small balls, roll in coconut and freeze. Perfect for an afternoon snack.

Blueberry Choc Fudge

For something that tastes like it is straight from the Angels, this is incredibly good for you. Loaded with antioxidants, it has no nasty sugars in it that will get you or your kids all hyper and provides an instant pick-me-up.

None of that applies though if you decide to eat the whole batch in one go…

Put in to the Thermomix 60g of the chocolate of your choice. I used raw cacao nibs. Blitz on speed 9 for around 20 seconds.

Next, add 40g of coconut oil and warm it through for 2 minutes at 50 degrees. Blitz again for around 10 seconds

Time for your nuts. I used almonds and cashews. You however, could use any variation you liked, such as macadamia, walnuts, pistachios…

Add the following and blitz it till you’re happy with it:

  • 220g of those nuts
  • 2 big spoons of raw honey
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 30g of shredded coconut
  • Puffed amaranth, a really big handful
  • 3 big spoons of chia
  • A pinch of salt

Add a really big handful of dried blueberries, or any dried fruit you like. Bring it all together, till it’s well mixed, then warm through at 50 degrees, for around 3 minutes, Speed 3.

Pour it out in to a lined tray, press it down really firmly till it’s around an inch thick and freeze for a couple of hours. Then, slice it in to cubes, wrap in baking paper and put in a freezer bag.

Eat a piece every time you walk past the freezer. Well, maybe not.

Credit has to go to Tash, after seeing her recipe for Super Fudge, I decided to try my own. Her recipe is here…