Reprinted from The Blood Type Diet Website (

Ginger, Carob or Chocolate Cake


This also came from Wheat-free, Milk-free, Egg-free cooking.I have adjusted it a bit. The other possible changes I've suggested haven't been tested.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (3 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (2 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Dessert
  • 25 grams soy flour [or spelt]
  • 50 grams sugar (as unrefined as possible or try stevia, honey, agave or maple syrup)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried pectin (an unknown, but is vital to get the cake a good texture)
  • 2 heaped teaspoons dried ginger (or 25g carob powder or cocoa)
  • 100 grams ground brown rice
  • 20 grams yellow split pea flour (this is an unknown, chestnut flour might do the same thing)
  • 25 grams ground almonds (or other nuts)
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 150 ml pineapple juice (If you replace the sugar with honey or maple syrup, might need to reduce this a little.)
  • 1 apple peeled, quartered, cored & finely grated
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil (B's melted butter should do it)
How to make it:
  1. Mix everything together well.
  2. Grease well or line a tin 7 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches. Bake for 45-50 minutes at 200C (350F?) Store in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge.
  3. Only keeps well for 2-3 days, but can be frozen.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Rice (White/Brown/Basmati)/ Br...1 ,2 N N B B N N N N
Cream of Tartar  N N N N N N N N
Ginger3 B B N B B B B B
Baking Soda  N N N N N N N N
Almond/Almond Butter3 N N N N N N N N
Apple/Apple Juice/Cider3 ,4 N N N N N N N A
Pineapple Juice3 B B N N B B B B

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Canola Oil2 ,3 N N N N A A N A

Bean/ Legume Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Carob- N N N N N N B N

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Chocolate/ Cocoa4 N N N N N N N N

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Butter3 A A A A N N N N

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Soy Flour/Bread2 ,3 B N B A N A N A
Spelt Flour/Products1 ,3 ,4 N N N N N N N A

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Agave Syrup- N N N N N N N N
Honey3 N N N A N N N A
Stevia- N N N N A N N A
Sugar (Brown/White)- N A N A N A N A
Maple Syrup- N N N A N N N A

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

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 24, 2007 at 08:39 AM By: Rodney