Characteristics

This is a delicious and moist cake that incorporates the rich nutrients and flavors of rhubarb. Along with the apple and cinnamon combination, it is a delight for the tastebuds and supports the health of our body. It offers healthy carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, and is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. The cake is naturally high in fiber and does not use any sugar, oil, or salt.

TYPE: Dessert, Snack
PREPARATION: < 15 mins
SERVINGS: makes 9 - 16 squares

  • Raw
  • Vegan / Plant-based
  • Whole food
  • Gluten-free
  • Wheat-free
  • Flour-free
  • Oil-free
  • Peanut-free
  • Sugar-free

Goodies Needed

INGREDIENTS:

Cake Base and Top Crumble:

Filling:

TOOLS:

Preparation Steps

Watch the following video for the preparation steps and tips and/or follow the steps below:

  1. Place almonds into the food processor and process on high until they are mostly ground down.
  2. Remove pits from the Medjool dates and add them to the food processor with the vanilla.
  3. Process until a crumbly mixture results.
  4. Set aside about 1/4 to 1/3 of the mixture, and press the remainder of the almond mixture into your glass dish. Be sure to pack it firmly along the base and a little up the sides.
  5. Wash and core the apples. Cut them into smaller pieces and place them into the food processor. You can set aside a few apple pieces if you wish to garnish the cake with them.
  6. Wash the rhubarb sticks, trim the ends, cut them into smaller pieces, and add them to the food processor.
  7. Remove the pits from the second batch of Medjool dates, if you have not done so already, and place them with the remaining ingredients into the food processor.
  8. Process the ingredients until they are well-blended and have a uniform consistency.
  9. Using a spatula, transfer all of the filling onto your almond base and smooth out across the top.
  10. Sprinkle the top of the cake with the remaining almond crumble mixture. Garnish with some cinnamon and/or apple pieces, if desired.
  11. Cover the cake with the lid for the glass dish and place it into the fridge to set and chill for a few hours.
  12. Store cake in the fridge at all times; it is best to eat it within 3 to 4 days. The cake can also be frozen.

Meal Nutritional Benefits

Almonds / Almond Butter

  • provide healthy fats, protein, some carbohydrates, and fiber
  • provide phytonutrients, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory benefits
  • provide vitamins, especially vitamin A, E, and most B vitamins, including folate
  • provide minerals, especially potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, selenium, and manganese
  • support optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • support healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes type 2, osteoporosis, and other diseases
  • for more information, visit the almonds detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods
  • Tips: Choose organic and raw almonds and almond butter, as conventional almonds and roasted almonds have pesticide, toxin, and other health concerns.

Medjool Dates:

Medjool Dates

  • provide healthy carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and are virtually fat-free
  • provide phytonutrients and antioxidants
  • have anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties
  • provide vitamins, especially the B vitamins
  • provide minerals, especially potassium, copper, manganese, magnesium, calcium, and iron
  • support optimal health, energy, weight, healing, and prevention
  • support digestive, immune, and cardiovascular health
  • for more info, see the medjool date overview on Eco Watch

Apple

  • provides healthy carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and is virtually fat-free
  • provides lots of phytonutrients, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory benefits
  • provides vitamins, including vitamin A, C, E, K, and some B vitamins
  • provides minerals, including potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • supports digestive system and immune system health
  • supports healthy blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels
  • protects against cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes type 2, and other diseases
  • for more info, see the apple overview on World’s Healthiest Foods

Rhubarb

  • provides healthy carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and is virtually fat-free
  • provides phytonutrients, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory benefits
  • provides vitamins A, C, E, K, and most B vitamins, including folate
  • provides minerals, especially calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, copper, and selenium
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • supports the digestive, immune, and nervous systems
  • supports healthy blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, and eye health
  • protects against cardiovascular disease, diabetes type 2, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases
  • for more info, see the rhubarb overview on Nutrition-And-You

Flax Seeds

  • provide healthy fats, protein, carbohydrates, and fiber
  • excellent source of omega-3 fatty acid ALA, including an outstanding omega-3 to omega-6 ratio (3:1)
  • provide phytonutrients, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory benefits
  • provide vitamins, including vitamin C, E, K, and most B vitamins
  • provide minerals, especially manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, selenium, iron, copper, calcium, and potassium
  • support optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • support optimal brain, immune, cardiovascular, and digestive health
  • support healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • for more info, see the flax seed overview on World’s Healthiest Foods

Cinnamon

  • not a significant source of calories or macronutrients (carbs, fats, protein)
  • provides lots of phytonutrients, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties
  • provides vitamins, including vitamin A, K, and some B vitamins
  • provides minerals, especially calcium, potassium, and iron
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • supports optimal digestion and immune protection
  • supports healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • protects against cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes type 2, and other diseases
  • for more info, see the cinnamon overview on World’s Healthiest Foods