Top Deck Cheesecake
25/05/2018 | Tamara Brown
Raw chocoholics - this cake is for YOU !
This recipe is featured in The Raw Food Girl's Sweets & Treats eBook, along with 50 others nutritiously raw snacks.
A word from The Raw Food Girl
This is one of my most popular cakes for catering orders. Not surprising – who doesn’t love Top Deck chocolate? I do, or I should say I did, but I never eat it now. The massive sugar content and dairy base makes me feel really sick – so I steer clear.
Cadbury’s Top Deck Chocolate clocks at 56.9% sugar, with no nutritional value. No wonder it tastes so decadently addictive! Back in the day I could knock back half a block in one sitting – which equates to 63.8 grams of sugar (almost 16 teaspoons of sugar). Yikes!
But even after all of that, I’d still want more. And more.
According to the American Heart Association, the maximum amount of added sugars you should eat in a day are (1).
– Men: 150 calories per day (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons).
– Women: 100 calories per day (25 grams or 6 teaspoons).
I wonder how much added sugar I used to consume. Way, way more than remotely healthful.
It’s important to make the distinction between added sugars and sugars that occur naturally in foods like fruits and vegetables.These are Healthy Foods that contain water, fiber and various micro nutrients. These are naturally occurring sugars that most professionals agree are absolutely fine (2).
Added sugars are those that have been added to foods – like white sugar, honey and raw sweeteners like agave and maple syrup. It’s this type of sugar we need to limit.
A serve of raw Top Deck cake contains just over 4 tsp of sugar per serve. I promise you, one slice is absolutely enough. The fat content of the nuts in this dessert are not only going to provide you with vital nutrients (hello magnesium, zinc and iron), but will make you feel full and satisfied so you don’t overeat.
So in this case, you can have your cake and eat it to!