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Teacher/Explorer Carob Chocolate Cake
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Contributed by: Melissa_JAdded: May 21, 2009 at 05:53 PM


Gluten free, milk free and egg free. Appropriate for Teachers and explorers, maybe others.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (3 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type B (2 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Baked Good
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Rice Flour
  • 1/2 Cup teff flour
  • 1/2 Cup Sweet Rice Flour (AKA sticky rice, glutinous rice or mochiko, available at asian markets and health food stores)
  • 2 Tablespoons ground chia seeds (or flax seeds)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons [baking powder Recipes]
  • 1/4 Cup carob powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 1/2 Cup + 2 Tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup melted ghee (or coconut oil)
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger (this isn't enough to give it a ginger flavor, but rounds out the other flavors a bit)
How to make it:
  1. Heat oven to 350 Degrees F.
  2. Oil a cake pan or cupcake pan.
  3. Combine dry ingredients (blend teff and carob together in a powerful blender if either of them is not already ground), mix well.
  4. Combine wet ingredients, blend in a blender to work in some air and improve rising and texture.
  5. Combine wit ingredients with dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
  6. Bake until the center springs back to the touch and the cake has set in the middle.
    Roughly 5 minutes for a cake and 20 minutes for 9 cupcakes.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Carob  N N N N N N B N
Agave Syrup  N N N N N N N N
Ghee (Clarified Butter)1 N N N B N B N N
Ginger1 B B N B B B B B
Rice Cake/Flour2 ,3 ,4 B N B B B B N N
Lemon/Lemon Juice1 B B B B N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Condiment Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Vinegar (Apple Cider)1 ,2 A A A A N N N A

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Coconut Oil1 A A A A A A A N

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Teff- A N A A A A N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may have a high mold count.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • 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 May 22, 2009 at 00:30 AM By: Lola