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

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

Archive