Black Magic Cake Recipe

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I have mаdе this cake many time and it is the very best chocolate cake I’ve ever eaten. You can use dark cocoa powder for a richer taste. This cake is crazy good. It doesn’t need icing. I have also done this as individual cakes served it with a chocolate wine sauce іnjесtеd іntо.. >> Read More

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Health benefits of tigernut

 

The tigernut is essentially known for being the base ingredient of the popular horchata, a drink that refreshes us every summer and that also provides us with a lot of healthy nutrients for our body.

But perhaps we are not very aware of all the properties and benefits of consuming tigernuts. In this article we want to review some of the most important ones.

The tigernut has been known since time immemorial, and it is known that it was part of the diet of ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians, Persians and Chinese, who used it for its medicinal value.

As explained by the Chufas Bou company, “tigernut is a superfood that provides a large amount of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus and zinc and vitamins E, C and folic acid”.

Rich in minerals
Despite having the appearance of a dried fruit, tigernut is a tuber with many nutritional components. To begin with, it is rich in calcium, a mineral that is responsible for taking care of the health of bones and teeth, as well as intervening in blood clotting and in the transmission of the nerve impulse.

It also contains magnesium, which is also linked to the formation of teeth and bones and which helps maintain muscle and nerve activity, supporting a healthy immune system.

Other minerals present in tiger nuts are potassium and sodium, which are good for proper nerve and muscle function and for proper growth of the body.

Phosphorus also participates in the storage and correct use of energy and zinc is involved in the development and growth of the sexual organs and in the function of the senses of taste and smell.

Source of vitamin E and C
Tigernuts, as well as horchata, are a great source of vitamin E, which helps prevent hemolysis. It also provides vitamin C, which favors the formation of collagen and the absorption of iron for the protection of bones and teeth.

These vitamins also have an antioxidant function, they help to create red blood cells and protect cell membranes.

On the other hand, tigernut also provides folic acid, or Vitamin B9, thanks to which red and white blood cells are formed. Vitamin B6, also present in tiger nuts, is involved in the functioning of nerve cells and in the formation of antibodies and red blood cells.

Both thiamine (B1) and riboflavin (B2) are vitamins that are involved in energy metabolism and niacin also helps to generate sex hormones.

Power source
Tigernut is a powerful source of natural energy thanks to its starch and sucrose content, necessary to carry out vital functions and promote growth. In addition, it provides a high fiber content, similar to whole grains, nuts and fruits that facilitates intestinal transit, improves constipation, reduces cholesterol and improves glycemic control.

The tigernut is a source of vegetable proteins, since it contains a large amount of essential amino acids. As for example lysine that participates in the formation of collagen, glycine, which is a neurotransmitter.

Oleic acid helps lower LDL (bad cholesterol), increases HDL (good cholesterol) and helps control triglycerides. The most abundant amino acid in tigernut is arginine, necessary in the synthesis of urea.

In addition, it stands out for its antioxidant properties thanks to its content of total polyphenols, which acts as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antihypertensive.

30 comments

    1. This is the only chocolate cake that I have made for at least the last 10 years (I use a different frosting). I am not a coffee drinker and I do not taste coffee in the cake. The coffee elevates the chocolate flavour, giving it a heightened intensity.

    2. I don’t taste the coffee at all. This is the BEST chocolate cake ever! The recipe us super easy to follow. I used a combination of the Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa and regular cocoa. I also used extra light olive oil in place of regular oil. Super moist, fluffy, and delicious!! ❤

    1. This isn’t coffee-flavored cake. Coffee added to chocolate enhances the chocolate flavor. You don’t taste the coffee at all.

  1. I used this cake as basis for a snowball cake I only used one cup of sugar an added marshmallow cream for ice cream on top with poked holes in cake and coconut on top and maraschino cherries and it is wonderful

  2. I started making this cake when my first son was born in 1974 I never tasted the coffee in it its the only chocolate cake I make to this day and if you don’t have buttermilk you can sour the milk with about a tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice to a cup of milk it comes out great!

  3. I have been looking for this recipe since the 80’s. It really is the BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE EVER! It came out perfect. I did have to leave it in the oven for a longer amount of time. I’ll use this recipe for my cake pops and truffles next.

  4. I have been making this cake for 30 years. It is the cake my family asks for on their birthdays. I use a peanut butter frosting and together with the chocolate cake it is like a recess peanut butter cup.

    1. I have only ever seen unsweetened cocoa powder and that’s what needs to be used in this recipe. Plus, this is truly the best chocolate cake ever !!

  5. Made this wonderful cake. Wanted to send a picture. What can I say, I have 5 grandchildren 😊
    Just wanted to let you know we all loved it. Ty

  6. This was amazing! This will be my go-to cake recipe from now on. I did change up the frosting a little and added more semi-sweet chocolate, some instant coffee and a little course sea salt. It added a little texture and complimented the cake flavor. Thanks so much!

  7. Just fabulous. My new go to chocolate cake recipe. I made it with 7 minute frosting in two layers with a chocolate custard in the middle. To die for.

  8. To be completely honest, I have not made this cake. I just wanted to say how nice it is to have a recipe on a website that doesn’t include pages and pages of instructions on how to bake the cake! Anyone over the age of 10 that has baked a cake before knows how to do it. Thank you!

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