Submitted by Nancy Henderson
This is a quick fun and easy way to make a great little cake for non cake bakers… totally low tech. Great for kids.
It has no sugar and other than the banana is low glycemic.
It bakes in a Crockpot– used as a double boiler– which makes a very moist cake which is cooked at low temperature.
(I am sure the recipe could be expanded to totally fill the baking container– or even a larger one, but have not gotten that far yet.)
Organic Cocoa-Nana-Coco-Cricket Cake
1 ripe medium to large banana– mashed
3 pastured eggs
1-2 heaping Tbsp (14 g) of cricket powder (make sure lumps are out)
1-2 Tbsp of cacao powder
Stevia to taste (Try 15-20 drops)
2 or more heaping Tbsp shredded coconut
Dash of salt
Dash of baking soda (if you think about it– I forgot it last time and didn’t miss it)
1-2 tsps or more of Cinnamon
1-2 Tbsp coconut oil, heated enough to soften
Mix softened Organic Cream Cheese Spread 1/2 and 1/2 with softened Coconut oil using a fork. (Try 3Tbs of each to start) Add in an equal amount of coconut flakes. Stevia to taste. Add a dash of salt.
When the cake has cooled, frost it and sprinkle Cardamom on top. Cardamom helps with digestion.
Mix all ingredients together, mashing with a fork. Place into coconut oil greased glass 20 oz casserole***
Have ready a 12″ or larger Crockpot on High with 1″ of water in it. Gingerly place in the casserole into the Crockpot.
Cook for about 1.5 hrs or until a knife comes out clean.
Note– if you lift the lid off while baking– be careful to tilt it in such a way that the moisture does not dowse the cake.
Getting the casserole out of the Crockpot is the hardest part! Use rubber gloves so you can securely grip the handles and have a hot pad ready to place it on. Watch the steam, too.
DE-E-E-ELICIOUS! High protein, too. Do your part to save the planet and eat lots! : )