Print

My Name Is Spice

Raw Four Layer Cake. Or Dairy free Torte

Imogen Taylor - Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Once you get the hang of working with these raw ingredients; it is easy to improvise, and to interchange one idea with another.

This 4 layer cake comprises a nut and date base; a caramel layer, a jaffa mousse layer, and then a dark chocolate ganache.

Recently, I made individual desserts of similar composition; only instead of the caramel layer, I did a carrot/coconut layer. You can make it up as you go along...

This dessert was a labour of love; made for a close friend who enjoys sweet treats. Left to my own devices, I would probably never go to such lengths!
But I loved the process. And am always keen to explore new techniques.
To follow are my findings...

   

Ingredients
for the base
1 cup cashew nuts, soaked
1 tbsp whole linseed
1 tbsp ground almonds
1 cup dates soaked
1 heaped tbsp coconut oil
Blitz all ingredients in a food processor and pour into a springform pan with removable base. Put in the fridge to set while you make your next layers.

CARAMEL
1 cup dates
1 ½ tbsp almond butter
1/3 cup pure organic maple syrup (or to personal taste)    
1 cup raw cashews (covered and soaked in water for an hour and then drained)
½ cup coconut oil, melted

Melt the coconut oil in a bowl over hot water; let it cool before adding to the other blitzed ingredients otherwise the mixture will split. Put into the fridge to set.

Jaffa Layer
2/3 cup raw cashew nuts, soaked overnight then drained
3/4 cup orange juice
1 tbsp orange rind
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup cacao powder
100g coconut oil, melted

Put the cashew nuts,orange juice and rind, maple syrup and pure cocoa powder in a food processor and blitz thoroughly. Wait for the melted coconut oil to cool a little, then add to the other ingredients and blend till smooth. Pour on top of the caramel layer

Chocolate Ganache

Use good quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa content); melted into a small quantity of coconut oil. Once you have gently stirred these together, pour over the jaffa layer which has set in the fridge.

Voila!


 

ALTERNATIVE IDEAS:
Cashew Nut Caramel layer
Option 1. (using tahini). This has a slightly bitter flavour which not everyone is going to love! If you are doubtful, I would skip this and go to the Cashew Caramel layer (see option 2)
    
½ cup tahini
½ cup maple syrup
¼ cup coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
a pinch Himalayan salt

Option 2. this is a standard raw cashew caramel recipe.

12 fresh dates, pitted
half cup almond butter
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch salt (use a mineral rich salt if you please)?
SaveSaveSave

Recent Posts


Tags

dairyfree diet cashew cheese spicy vegetarian food egg free mousse dairy free caramel itaian pizza conscious eating alfredo sauce vegetarian food cashew sour cream salted capers raw vegan icing plant-based cheese raw desserts organic ingredients vegetarian curry dairy free shepherd's pie vegan breakfast ideas raw vegan quiche plant based cheese vegetarian lifestye spicy vegan food organic goji berries yummy vegan food spreads French cuisine raw granola bars Moroccan fruit and nuts vegan christmas pies midfulness cauliflower pizza crust raw fruit tarts courgette ribbons plant-based diet vegan salad Moroccan cuisine vegan food inspiration vegan food share sweet potato fritters vegan food ideas vegan satay sauce raw pizza bases raw food lifestyle vegan Indian food eggplant roulades no additives consciousness spice blends vegan comfort food activated buckwheat vegan pad thai vegan christmas tarts vegan pancakes vegetarian cooking gluten free pancakes Ras el Hanout romesco spicy patties vegetarian sushi dairy free pizza mediterranean food raw foodshare raw vegan plantbased cooking vegan fritters natural lifestyle fresh vegetables Indian food rawfood zoodles dairyfree desserts egg free desserts stuffed potatoes super foods dair free dairyfree lifestyle raw food diet raw nut tarts dairy free pancakes mindfulness Middle Eastern food coconut chutney plantbased pizza Middle Eastern Shepherd's Pie vegetable fritters vegetarian rawfood lifestyle socca cauliflower pakoras fresh salad beetroot carpaccio spicy fritters goji berries warming spices vegan beetroot carpaccio vegan parmesan cheese raw vegan tarts almond crumb spicy veganism spices raw carrot cake vegan shepherd's pie ancient grains vegan xmas tarts conscious living spice pastes zucchini noodles chermoula wholemeal chapattis corn meal vegan curry vegan inspiration veganplantfood clean eating glutenfree lifestyle organic cereals vegan Moroccan food raw food community umami flavours raw pizza chickpea pancakes dairyfree pesto dehydrated cauliflower pizza crust chilli sambal fermented nut cheese plantbased diet coriander pesto what vegans eat vegetarian shepherd's pie raw cakes raw food share Indian chapattis gluten free pizza vegan food pesto whole grains satay sauce no refined sugar plant food plantpowered vegan lifestyle marinades vegan Indian cooking vegan diet dairy free desserts vegetarian food inspiration meat free shepherd's pie dairy free strawberry mousse Moroccan cooking dairy free cheese chickpea fritters chilli plant based chickpea patties umami raw carrot cakes mineral-rich vegan sushi dairy free cheesecake plant based lifestyle plantbased walnut cheese plantbased cakes conscious lifestyle raw parmesan raw cheesecake healthy cooking raw fermented cheese conscious life pizza no cheese dairyfree sweets raw pad thai spiralized veggies felafel vegan salads zuchinni noodles plantstrong pink salt raw food inspiration raw caramel fresh Summer salad unbaking gluten free peanut sauce himalayan pink salt vegan pesto plantbased lifestyle date paste vegan cooking gluten free pizza base plant-based gluten free cooking creative vegan cooking vegan pizzas healthy vegan lifestyle natural cooking vegetable patties healthy diet organic wholefoods delicious raw desserts plantbased pastries summer food crafting the future of food vegan foodshare pad thai organic super grains vegan christmas treats healthy vegan food organic rocket spicy food natural food macadamia cheese mindful cooking breakfast ideas gluten free desserts mediterranean cooking cauliflower pizza base granola bars uncooking Moroccan spices dips VEGAN raw quiche plant strong vegan inspo no preservatives organic vegetables Moroccan dairy free dairy free parmesan healthy lifestyle raw fod diet raw lifestyle dairy free lifestyle plant based diet Middle Eastern spices xmas tarts nut cheeses vegan French cuisine dehydrated pizza base amaranth conscious cooking vegan community plantpower plant power raw cheese miso paste spice paste nut cheese pear and rocket salad vegan food inspo creative cooking spicy indian food plantbasedlifestyle my name is Spice vegan desserts vegetarian pad thai plant-based pancakes veganlifestyle vegetarian diet rice malt syrup polenta raw food plant-based lifestyle vegan cheese plantbased pizza bases raw torte refined sugar free plantfood unbaked carrot cake vegetarian lifestyle raw food inspo organic quinoa vegan patties spicy Vindaloo raw lasagne

Archive