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

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

Archive