Fruit Cake With Edible Flower Frosting

Makes: 2 servings

Prep Time: 50 mins

Cook Time: 50 mins

Ingredients

Jowar Flour 100 gm

Oats flour 100 gm

Tapioca flour 2 tbsp

Aluminum-free baking powder 1 tsp

Pink Himalayan Salt 1 pinch

 

Dates (de-seeded and soaked in water) 100 gm

Overripe Banana 1

Vanilla pod 1/2

Cinnamon powder 1/4th tsp

 

Fresh/ Frozen Blueberries pureed 100 gm

Mango pureed 1

 

For the frosting

Cashews (soaked in water) 100 gm

Vanilla pod 1/4

Raw organic honey  2 tbsp

Dried edible flower petals for decor

Method  

Sift the flours with baking powder and salt and keep aside.

Puree the dates into a smooth paste, add banana, cinnamon powder and scrape the inside of the vanilla pod and blend this together

Preheat oven to 200 C

Gently mix flour with date puree mixture (Don’t overmix, else it’ll become sticky)

Pour this into a glass cake mold lightly greased with coconut oil

Bake at 190 C for 45-50 mins

While cake is cooling down, make cashew frosting by blending soaked cashews until soft and creamy. Add little water if necessary but don’t make it too drippy. Add honey and scraped vanilla seeds. Blend once.  Store in refrigerator until cake is ready for frosting.

Once cake has cooled down, cut it into two halves horizontally. Pour blueberry puree on cut surface, followed by mango puree. Place both halves together again and frost with cashew cream until you have a smooth layer of frosting.

Top with rose petals and other dried edible flowers. Keep in refrigerator until its time to celebrate.

Note 1: This is a slightly dense cake, more like a fudge cake, so it won’t be soft and light. But it’s delicious nonetheless.
Note 2: Please avoid the cashew cream if you have insulin resistance.

  

Health benefits

This rich dense cake also provides immense benefits to the body. Millets like jowar have the ability to protect heart, prevent insulin resistance, improve digestive system, boost immune system, improve the health of respiratory system, detox the body and increase energy levels.
Bananas are a good source of minerals such as manganese, selenium, copper, boron, molybdenum and potassium. They are a powerful antiviral food. Bananas are also very healing for the gastrointestinal disorders.

The bio-available magnesium in mangoes helps in overcoming sleep problems. Mangoes are also rich in beta carotene which is good for the skin and eyes. They are good source of magnesium and certain phytochemicals that calms the nervous system. Mango pulp soothes the stomach and intestinal lining and relieves constipation. It offer relief from muscle fatigue, cramps, brain fog, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Blueberries are high in antioxidants and a superfood by themselves. They are exceptional at helping your body recover and fight off chronic infections. 

Recipe Created by Team Thrive

One of Thrive’s biggest focus is to teach anyone how to harness the healing power of food. In order to this, we have been creating innovative and delicious recipes that are filling, tasty and full of healing benefits. This one is just one of those recipes.