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

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

Archive