Raw V8 Chocolate Cake

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Raw V8 Chocolate Cake

This cake is genius. The vegetables and hemp seeds alone amp up the plant in your day. The beetroot and the coconut create such sweet flavours that marry up with the cocoa. The icing is rich, thick and decadent, and you would never think that it does not contain dairy. Cut it into squares and pop in the freezer and you have a high-plant-based dessert on tap 24/7.

-Chef Cynthia Louise

Ingredients for the Base

2 beetroots, un-peeled and grated

1 carrot, un-peeled and grated

2 cups of shredded coconut

2 tbsp of psyllium husk

15 dried dates

1/2 cup of maple syrup

1 cup of cacao powder

200 grams of soaked sprouted almonds (soaked overnight in

2 cups of water, then rinsed well and drained)

1/4 cup of chia seeds

2 tbsp Hemp seeds

1 vanilla bean

Pinch of salt


Combine all ingredients into a food processor (you might have to do this in batches) and process until well combined. Transfer into a round spring form cake tin, pressing down to get an even layer, set aside in the fridge while you make your icing.

Sweet Chocolate Icing

1 cup of soaked cashews (soaked overnight in two cups of water, then rinsed well and drained)

1/4 cup of chia seeds

2/3 cup of maple syrup

1/2 cup of water

1/2 cup of cacao powder

Pinch of salt

250 grams of cacao butter, melted


In a blender combine the first six ingredients and blend. Once creamy and smooth, turn the blender down to a medium speed and pour in your melted cocoa butter. Blend for 5 seconds, then pour on to your cake. Set aside in the fridge to allow the icing to set and the cake to firm up.



Cynthia Louise

“I believe that the mind is the start of optimal health.”
– Chef Cynthia Louise

Chef Cynthia Louise completed her formal culinary training at a leading health retreat on the Gold Coast hinterland.  Since then, she has focused her work on whole foods—food that is grown, harvested, cooked, and eaten as nature intended with low human interference—and how they affect the functioning of all our organs from the inside, out.

She found her calling: to inspire and educate people to create simple dishes that become the building blocks for optimal health. Along the way, Chef Cynthia has worked alongside many health practitioners to assist people dealing with weight loss, allergies and cancer in building a stronger body through the foods they consume.  Her versatility has seen her working along side high performance athletes, professional dancers, models, house wives and personal trainers.

Her true passion lies in the act of helping people create stress-free, simple dishes that taste wonderful but also serve the whole body. Chef Cynthia Louise has excelled in the area of facilitating creativity in the humblest of kitchens around the world.  She offers valuable instruction—not only in how to eat better but also how to shop for and prepare simple meals that offer high substance, without participating in what has become global epidemics due to unhealthy lifestyles and diets.

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