Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Pink raw swirl cake



Hi all. Isn't this cake pretty? I find it very nice with the swirls. I have tired the swirls the first time :) It is very easy, I will describe it in the recipe.
I made this cake a long time ago, when we still had roses in the garden, but I wouldn't mind having a piece now :) how about you? :)

What will you need:
Crust:
- 2 cups walnuts, soaked for 3-4 hours
- 1 1/4 cup Medjool dates, soaked for 30 minutes
- pinch of salt
- a bit of pure vanilla

Filling: 
Cashew "cheese":
-1 3/4 cup cashew nuts, soaked for 3-4 hours
- 2 tbsp raw honey
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 frozen banana
- 3/4 cup Medjool dates, soaked for 30 minutes
- approximately 1/2 cup rice milk (or any other plant based milk)

Berry filling: 
- approximately 1/2 cup rice milk
- 120 grams of frozen mixed berries
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted 

Method:
  1. Place the walnuts for the crust in a food processor and pulse until a coarse meal is formed. Add in the dates and process until you have a sticky dough. Press the dough firmly into the bottom of either a cake or pie form. Transfer the crust to the freezer to set for approximately 30 minutes.  
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the cashew "cheese" filling. This is done simply by placing all the ingredients into a high speed blender and blending until you have a very smooth and creamy paste. If you don't have a blender, don't worry, you can as well use the food processor. However, I find that processing the cashew with all other ingredients in a high speed blender gives even a more creamier texture.
  3. Pour 3/4 of the filling over the crust, distribute evenly using a spatula or by shaking the form side to side. But not too much shaking here ;)
  4. Add the berry filling ingredients to the remaining cashew "cheese" in the blender. Blend until smooth. The berry mix should have an ice cream texture, it shouldn't be too watery.
  5. Take pieces of the berry filling with a spoon and place it over the cashew  "cheese" (which is still liquid), leaving spots of the cheese filling visible.
  6. Take a wooden stick and start mixing the berry filling into the cashew "cheese" simply by making little circles all over the cake. Go crazy :) This will mix the two layers together nicely.
  7. Place the cake to the freezer and freeze for  3-4 hours. Cover, and freeze overnight. 
  8. Take the cake out from the freezer 15-20 minutes before serving. 

Enjoy :)