No-Bake Double Chocolate Brownie Cake

This is not a chocolate cake, it’s better!

Photo: Janice Skoreyko

Training with an insatiable sweet tooth, busy schedule and dietary restrictions can be challenging. As a DNA Sports Nutritionist and functional food formulator to top performers, I am privy to the challenges athletes and C-suite executives face, and the constant pursuit of fuels that result in the best performance and satisfied taste buds.
A peak performance favourite is the No-Bake Double Chocolate Cake – an energizing, decadent, guilt-free snack for before, during or after your workout. This recipe will infuse your body with both fast and slow releasing sugars; coupled with a healthy dose of magnesium, to ease sore muscles, balancing acidity in the body. Even more good news: this Double-Chocolate Brownie Cake improves cognition, lifts brain fog and boosts mood thanks to its PEA content.
Gluten free, soy and dairy free, paleo, raw vegan-friendly and ready in just 5 minutes!



  • ¾ Cup Cashews
  • 7 Medjool Dates, pitted
  • ¼ Cup Cacao Powder
  • ½ tsp. Vanilla Bean Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/8 tsp. Cayenne Pepper (optional)
  • 1 Strawberry Fanned


  • ¼ Cup Agave Nectar
  • ¼ Cup Cacao Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut Oil, melted



  1. Process the cashews until fine.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth.
  3. Place the mixture onto a plate and form into a heart. Set aside.


  1. Process until smooth.

Nutrition Information: Calories 1503; protein 16 g; fat 27 g;
carbs 243 g. 

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