Chocolate cake is decadent and delightful; an undoubtedly delicious dessert. We have prepared a couple of tips to make your chocolate cake more nutrient dense!
What is the importance of fibre?
Dietary fibre encompasses many different components that offer a plethora of benefits. Dietary fibre adds bulk to our diet and remains largely undigested through our gut, therefore keeping us fuller for longer. Some dietary fibre components have been shown to be metabolised (or used up) by the bacteria in the large intestine to produce a small amount of energy and the short-chain fatty acids which are protective of our health. This is why dietary fibre helps to protect gut health that helps our digestion and prevents constipation. It is also associated with a lowered risk for certain illnesses including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer.
Through making a few simple switches, you can easily make this dreamy dessert much more nourishing, whilst keeping it just as delicious.
Hack 1: Use a high fibre flour
There are countless flour options available now that are much higher in fibre! These include wholemeal flour, brown rice flour, teff flour, and so much more.
At Kurami, we use teff flour in our signature, nutritionist-approved pancake dish. This is served alongside our chef crafted fruit compote, and homemade Coconut KuYo.
Hack 2: Use bananas and dates as natural sweeteners
Using these two naturally delicious fruits are amazing ways to not only decrease the refined sugar content of your cake, but to also boost its fibre content. Bananas and dates are abundant sources of fibre, and they beautifully add a new splash of flavour and texture into each and every slice.
Hack 3: Add a handful of nuts into your cake mix
Elevate your chocolate cake game with this easy addition. Adding a sprinkle of nuts will not only add a fun crunch to your dessert, making it much more enjoyable, they will also boost its nutritional value.
Nuts provide a source of fibre, healthy fats, and nutrients including Vitamin E and Vitamin A. This addition will not only support the function of your gut, but also skin health and cognitive health.
Make your chocolate cake more exciting, and even more importantly, nourishing, with steps as easy as these. So actually, you can have your cake and eat it too.
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