Passion Cake

I’ve just made a new cake!

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This one is gorgeous. It’s a passion cake, stirring fire in the belly and raising it to the heart chakra. This cakes ignite passion in the following ways:

Aphrodisiacal, sexual passion

I made sure this cake connects the base and heart chakra together, so I doubt it would stir sexual fire without there already being an existing love between two parties. The base chakra is lots of fun but personally, I think it’s fire is more balanced when it’s connected with the heart chakra. It can be a little heart-breaking, as a practitioner, listening to the following stories from clients about disconnection between the heart and base chakra:

*A husband can’t have sex unless they have porn on in the background

*A wife cheats on her husband simply because the sex isn’t good enough

*A wife loves her husband but doesn’t find any pleasure in sex

*A woman weeps while telling me how she allowed herself to be abused sexually in her teenage years, because she had mistaken sex for love

*A man wants a long term committed relationship but keeps playing the ‘bad boy’ act and sabotaging his prospects

We need our heart and base chakra to hold hands and dance together. Without the heart, our sexual encounters can be empty of tenderness, fixated with pleasure at the expense of meaning. Without the heart, our attraction to another person can be a farce that sells out on our deeper values: would you sleep with someone who stood for everything you opposed in life, just because they look good?! Without heart, we think sex is some kind of conquest, or an exercise in ego and power. Without the heart, sex can become twisted and tangled up with pain and a loss of self-respect.

Without the base chakra, the heart chakra can be a hopeless romantic with no capacity for self-preservation. Without the base chakra to give it a bit of edge, the heart chakra can become too soft and needy, or over-focused on the needs of others at the expense of her own pleasure and wellbeing. Without the base, our love for a partner can begin to feel a little too quiet and tame, almost as though we were wedded to a sibling instead of a mate.

The passion cake can help to heal this divide between the heart and base chakras. It brings passion, fire, love and tenderness back into the bedroom.

Rose Petals tone our reproductive qi and regulate menstruation. They treat infertility, impotence and sterility in both sexes. They help to activate the heart chakra while reducing unbalanced, excess fire in the base chakra.

Vitality and Va-Voom 

Do you have ‘Vim’? I’ll always remember doing a reading for someone, and a the letter ‘V’ came through as a ‘spirit guide’. It introduced us to a sequence of ‘V’ words, like va-voom, vim, veal, vivaciousness, vitality, vixen and so on. I can’t remember all of them but most of them were about having energy, sparkle and sassiness. That’s what this cake is like. It wakes you up and gets you shaking your tail feathers. It helps us overcome apathy, a low mood, a foggy mind and a sluggish body.

Hibiscus and Tamarillo have wake-you-up tastes; sweetness with bite! Pa-ching! Suddenly you are awake and life is just begging to be lived. Tamarillo is used in traditional American Indian medicine for anaemia and respiratory diseases.

Hibiscus contain fruit acids. These acids not only help us digest our food, they also have an astringent effect on the body and aura. Astringency is a drying, tightening and toning action. Its helps us squeeze excess energy and water (emotional energy) out of the aura so we can sharpen our fire and our minds.

Rose petals are used by herbalists to treat depression caused by shock, grief or premenstrual tension. They clear energy blocks and repair empty spaces worn into the belly and base chakras.

Healthy heart, mind, ageing 

Hibiscus also contains anthocyanins. These natural plant pigments makes plant red, blue or purple and protect plants from environmental stressors, such as ultraviolet light, cold temperatures, and drought. Anthocyanins are one of the more than 6,000 members of the flavonoid family of polyphenol phytochemicals found in various plant foods. Research studies dome so far suggest that anthocyanins may play important roles in helping reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), cognitive decline, and cancer: “The role of anthocyanins in the prevention of these diseases has been linked to their antioxidant properties, but research now suggests that anthocyanins’ health benefits likely result from unidentified chemical properties beyond their antioxidant capacity.”

RECIPE

Base

1/3 cup of caramelised/toasted/roasted buckwheat groats

3/4 cup of almonds

4 dates

3 figs

Cake body

Blend/process ingredients until they stick together and then spread into the base of a cake tin (with spring-release sides), or a flexible muffin tin. Press down firmly. 

1.5 cups of cashews

1/4 cup of coconut oil

1 tamarillo (skin removed)

8 pitted dates

Process in food processor until mixture is smooth and sticky. Scoop this into the broom layer and spread evenly. 

Icing

4 figs

1/2 teaspoon of Stevia

3/4 cup of cocoa butter

1/4 cup of coconut oil

2 tablespoons of dried hibiscus flowers (yum!)

1 tablespoon of rose petals

Mix/blend everything together and spread over the top of the cake, like icing. Freeze until the cake firms up. 

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