Our Youth Cooking Class finished up their program a week or two ago and had a blast making a Chocolate Mayonnaise Layer Cake and Blueberry Tarts. After 8 weeks of cooking with veggies the participants planned out their final class and a chocolate layer cake was on their wish list!
This was no ordinary cake mind you! There was still fruit involved and the icing was not your usual refined icing sugar, sugar crash inducing, artificial die added paste. And most importantly they loved it!
After a number of skill testing activities each participant was allowed to plan different parts of the final meal. Raspberries were chosen as the topper for the cake and strawberries as the centre layer (something tells me there might be a bit of maple syrup in the mix there as well).
The chocolate icing is made from dates, cocoa powder, brown rice syrup and water. It comes out sweet and very chocolaty. You can find the recipe for it here.
Some other great holiday treat inspiration: