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Raw Vegan Cake with Berries and Cashews

Berries galore, creamy cashews, and a crumbly date crust? Yes please!

I am always on the hunt for delicious, dairy-free desserts. With a bit of trial and a lot of error, I finally came up with a raw vegan cake that is rich, creamy, and as pretty as pie – er cake.

I present you my double berry cashew freezer cake!

FILLING

  • 3 cups soaked raw cashews (soaked overnight)
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla or 1 pod vanilla bean
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • Zest of 1 medium-large orange

CRUST

  • 1 cup raw almonds or walnuts
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup pitted Medjool dates
  • Pinch of salt

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • Spring form pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Food processor or Vitamix®
  • Measuring utensils

HOW-TO

  • Get your cashews soaking! You want to fully submerge them for 8-12 hours at room temperature.
  • Toss CRUST ingredients in your food processor and blend until crumbly, so the ingredients form a lose dough when pinched.
  • Place crust mixture into sprig form pan and pack down firmly and evenly to cover the bottom.
  • Line the inside with a strip of parchment paper the height of your pan. Place pan in refrigerator to set, while you prepare filling.
  • Add all filling ingredients into food processor or Vitamix® EXCEPT berries and blend until silky smooth and buttery.
  • Divide filling in half.
  • Pour the first half of filling into the spring form pan, smooth evenly and place in freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the other half of the mixture back into the food processor with the berries. Blend thoroughly.
  • After the first layer has set, remove from freezer and add the berry layer. Smooth out and let set in freezer overnight.

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Take that beauty out and allow to thaw in the refrigerator for 1 hour before serving. Keeps good in the freezer for two weeks.

For extra love, top this decadent raw vegan cake with berries, shredded coconut, mint or edible flowers!

 

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