Chocolate Heaven: Two Recipes You Can’t Live Without

{By Samantha Roose}

When looking for something sweet to eat, you can take two routes. One is sweet and still healthy: Wendy’s Frosty is the perfect fit. One is just sweet, chocolatey heaven. The Almond Mocha Torte is delicious and satisfying. Take your pick and enjoy!

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Wendy’s Frosty

“Wendy’s Frosty” is the perfect treat when you want something sweet but healthy.  To my sister and I, it’s just as good as ice cream. It’s perfect for a hot summer day.

Ingredients:

  • ½ C Almond Milk
  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 2tsp – 1T Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Stevia or Truvia to taste (optional)

 

Put everything in a blender and blend until smooth.  You may have to add more almond milk depending on how big your banana is and what consistency you like your “frosty.”

Enjoy!

 

But if you are looking for just a truly fantastic cake recipe (not especially healthy, but absolutely delicious) here is one of my favorites. I had this cake for the first time last month at a friends house and haven’t been able to get it off my mind!  It’s light, yummy, and beautiful!  You can make the icing with or without the coffee.  Enjoy!

 

Almond Torte with Mocha Whipped Cream Frosting

Almond Torte Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup whole almond
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 F (180C).

Prepare 2 8 inch (20cm) round cake pans by greasing them and lining them with waxed paper cut to fit.

In a blender combine the eggs and sugar at high speed until smooth. Add almonds and blend until they are very finely ground. Add flour and baking powder and blend until combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans and bake at 350F (180C0 for about 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Let cakes cool (about 5 min) before removing from the pans. Let cool completely before icing.

Mocha Whipped Cream Icing:

  • 1 ½ C whipping cream
  • ½ C sugar
  • ½ C unsweetened coacoa powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 T Instant coffee

Mix and enjoy!

What are your thoughts? What are your favorite healthy but sweet recipes? Comment below, we love hearing from you! 

 

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