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Blood Type Diet Recipe


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My family used to make this cake on special occasions. It does look like red velvet. I have substituted white spelt flour for cake flour and soured soy milk for buttermilk in the cake. I have substituted water for milk in the icing, and it tastes perfectly fine. This cake is quite rich and would be decadent for Valentine's Day. (Makes double layer 9-inch cake)

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type O (0 beneficials)

  • Dessert

  • Cake:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1-1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 4 Tablespoons (2 oz.) red food coloring
  • 1 cup soy milk soured (add 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar [lemon juice] to 1 cup soy milk)
  • 2-1/2 cups white spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Icing:

  • 6 Tablespoons white spelt flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to make it:
  1. Grease two 9-inch round pans.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Cream butter and 1-1/2 cups sugar.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well.
  5. Make a paste of cocoa and red food coloring.
  6. Add to creamed mixture.
  7. Mix salt with flour.
  8. Add alternately the flour with the soy milk mixture to the creamed mixture.
  9. Mix soda and vinegar and FOLD INTO CAKE BATTER. DON'T BEAT OR STIR.
  10. Pour into cake pans.
  11. Bake for 30 minutes (start checking at 20 minutes). Set aside to cool.
  12. To Make Icing:

  13. Stir flour and water in a saucepan until dissolved. Bring flour and water to a boil, then cook flour and water over low heat until thick stirring constantly. LET COOL THOROUGHLY!
  14. After cooling, cream 1 cup sugar, butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  15. Beat this well until light and fluffy.
  16. Add flour mixture to butter-sugar mixture and beat until of a good spreading consistency.
  17. Don't ice cake until completely cooled.

Blood Type Diet Analysis:

Core Ingredients Analysis:
The ingredients in this category are either BTD compliant for all types or the recipe author and/or editor did not suggest a possible substitution. If this category contains avoids for your blood type this recipe may not work for you, unless you feel like you can omit the item or make an appropriate substitution. If you develop a great BTD compliant variation of this recipe please consider adding it to the Recipe Database.

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Egg (chicken... 1 N N N B N N N N
Soy Milk 2 B N N A A N N A
Spelt Flour/... 2 ,3 ,4 ,5 N N N N N N N A
Butter 1 A A A A N N N N
Vanilla N N N N N N N A
Baking Soda N N N N N N N N
Sea Salt 1 N N N N N N N N
Chocolate/ C... 4 N N N N N N N N

Variations and Substitutions Analysis:
This category of ingredients contains possible substitutions that may allow different blood types to use the recipe or ingredients that can be left out of the recipe altogether.

Beverage Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Rice Milk 2 N N B B B B N N

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Apple/Apple ... 1 ,2 ,4 N N N N N N N A
Lemon/Lemon ... 1 B B B B N N N N

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

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sugar (Brown... N A N A N A N A

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Ghee (Clarif... 1 N N N B N B 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 with a high glycemic index.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[5] 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.

    Please Note:

    There are several cookbooks based on the Blood Type Diet that are available in print:

    Cook Right
    For Your Type

    Cookbook Type A

    Cookbook Type AB

    Cookbook Type B

    Cookbook Type O

    Revision History:
    • Revised Jun 5, 2011 @ 12:50AM by: Joe

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