Sweets without heat. It’s all about Raw Food. At it’s simplest, it’s food that isn’t cooked. It makes for some very delicious (and healthy) desserts. So Miss Mixotrophy and I – Chief Taste Taster, Mel- made a cheesecake without cheese (in the Thermomix because it just LOVES this kind of stuff)… You might like to call it a Freeze Cake. In fact (pure genius!), that IS what I am going to call it…
(Apapted to Thermomix from the Raw Cashew Dreamcake at My New Roots)
80 g almonds
100 g pitted dates
1/4 tsp salt
230 g Cashews (soaked for at least 5 hours or overnight)
Lemon juice from two lemons
1 tsp vanilla essence
85 g coconut oil
130 g honey
100 g rasperries (thawed fully if frozen)
The How To
- Add dates, almonds and salt to TM bowl and set dial to closed lid. Press Turbo and process for around 20 seconds or until mixture holds together when pinched between your fingers.
- Use spatula to tip mixture out into 18cm (7 inch) springform pan. Spread evenly and press down firmly. Set base aside while preparing filling.
- Add coconut oil and honey to clean TM bowl (avoid getting either on top of the blades) and melt 2 minute/60˚C/speed 1, or until melted. Add cashews, lemon juice and vanilla and blend 1 minute/speed 9 or until smooth. Scrape down with spatula as necessary.
- Pour about 2/3 of the filling over the base and smooth with a spoon.
- Add rasperries to remaining filling and blend on speed 9 until smooth. Scrape down with spatula as necessary.
- Pour over first layer of filling, smooth with a spoon and place cake in freezer until frozen.
- Remove from freezer 30 minutes before serving. Serve with fresh fruit.
The one we made together actually used almonds in place of cashews, due to Master O’s cashew allergy. We then forgot to keep the layers seperate. It might not look as pretty as the original, but it tasted good! But this is what happens when you have three kids distracting you and lots of chatting going on…
If you’d like, head on over to Dining with a Stud to see Nic’s rather decadent Raw Chocolate Ganache Tart and view this months other entries.
Do you make raw desserts? What is your favourite? If you have a blog maybe you’d like to post a recipe this week and link up too…