Runtastic Fitness Recipe | Valentine’s Day Dessert

Are you single & happy or happily taken? Today is Valentine’s Day and time to treat yourself and your loved ones!

You haven’t found your significant other yet? Then bake for the man/woman of your dreams! You’re head over heels in love? Then surprise your sweetie with a delicious, heart-shaped cake. We have just the right Runtastic Recipe for you – a sensual, yet figure-friendly, sweet treat!

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Cocoa, berries and ginger are the stars of our Valentine’s Day recipe. Charm your loved ones and benefit from the reported stimulating effects of…

cocoa and chocolate, brighten your mood. Plus, they boost circulation.
berries. Their bright colors are naturally appealing and their Vitamin C is a real mood booster. Also, the combination of Vitamin C and zinc strengthens our immune system and puts us in a romantic mood.
ginger, improves blood circulation, thereby providing all body parts with lots of oxygen and increasing the sensitivity of our skin.

Even the rest of the ingredients, like rolled oats and buttermilk, have their own “special powers” and positive effects on our body. No matter if you are alone, if it’s the two of you, or if you spend the day with your best friends – enjoy a small, but yummy piece of this low-fat Valentine’s treat!

Chocolate Cake with Berries, Ginger & Fruit Sauce

Ingredients

Ingredients

Cake

      • 1 egg
      • ½ cup sugar
      • 4 TBS vegetable oil (e.g. rapeseed oil)
      • 1 cup buttermilk
      • 1 cup oats
      • 1 cup flour
      • 1-2 TSP baking powder
      • ½ TSP salt
      • ½ cup cocoa powder
      • 1 TSP freshly grated ginger
      • 1 cup berries (fresh or frozen)
      • a little oil or butter for greasing
      • berries, fresh mint, icing sugar, etc. as garnish

Fruit sauce

        • 300-400 g mixed berries (frozen)
        • sugar or sweetener, optional
        • lemon juice, fresh mint, etc. to taste

Preparation

Before starting, allow the rolled oats to soak in buttermilk for approx. 45 minutes. If you use frozen berries, take them out of the freezer so they can begin to thaw a bit.

Preheat your oven to 200°C and mix all dry ingredients, except sugar (flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt), in a bowl. Beat egg and sugar until frothy, then stir in the oil.  Next, add the rolled oats and buttermilk mixture, the grated ginger and finally the dry ingredients. Whisk until smooth.

Then, gently fold in the berries until evenly distributed. Pour the batter into a greased, heart-shaped baking pan or choose the man/woman of your dreams:
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Alternatively, pour the batter into a regular cake pan and use a knife to cut out creative shapes after baking!

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Bake for approx. 30 to 35 minutes. Make sure your cake is done before you take it out by inserting a toothpick or skewer – it should come out clean.

While the cake is in your oven, prepare a quick fruit sauce. A sauce based on mixed berries fits perfectly, but you can use whichever fruit you like. Puree the fruit in a blender or with an immersion blender and sweeten, if necessary, with a little sugar or sweetener. Some lemon juice, fresh mint and other fresh/tart ingredients can add a special touch to your sauce – get creative!
If you prefer your fruity sauce without seeds, strain mixture through a sieve.

Serve the cake warm, with your homemade fruit sauce and a side of love! Decorate with a few berries and you’re sure to seduce your loved ones 😉

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