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Ginger Chocolate Pound Cake

Contributed by: RibbitAdded: Aug 08, 2008 at 01:26 PM


This cake is egg-free, but if you can eat eggs, add one -- it'll help the texture. This was adapted from a bread recipe.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (4 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Dessert
  • 3 cups millet flour
  • 2 cup amaranth flour
  • 1/2 cup flax meal
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon b.p.[baking powder Recipes]
  • 1-2 Tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • 12 oz. melted unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup agave
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
How to make it:
  1. Soak millet flour, amaranth flour, flax meal and water overnight (it's okay to skip this step).
  2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. Add sea salt and baking powder to mix.
  4. Mix together oil, ghee, egg (if using), vanilla and agave.
  5. Melt chocolate in glass bowl and stir till liquid.
  6. Add all liquid ingredients to dry ingredients.
  7. Add 1/4 cup more water if needed or less.
  8. Pour into greased bunt pan.
  9. Bake about 45 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out nearly clean.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Agave Syrup  N N N N N N N N
Amaranth  B B B B A N N N
Flax Seed (Linseed)1 B B N N N N B N
Ghee (Clarified Butter)2 N N N B N B N N
Ginger2 B B N B B B B B
Millet3 N N B B B B N N
Chocolate/ Cocoa4 N N N N N N N N
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Olive Oil2 ,4 B B B B B B B B

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Vanilla- N N N N N N N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jan 07, 2009 at 03:01 PM By: Lola