With these few snowy pictures taken in the very last day of the year, I want to wish you all a wonderful New Year’s Eve and a coming year full of hopes, dreams come true and miracles!
And this beauty will be the special guest at our New Year’s Eve table:
Can you believe that it is a raw cake?! There will be many recipes for such decadent yet healthy treats in the new year. So, stay tuned!
See you in 2012!
Raw Chocolate Cake
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 3/4 cup dates, pitted
- 1/4 cup dry figs
- 1 tbs raw cacao
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup cashew, soaked
- 1 cup dates, soaked for at least 3-4h, pitted and peeled
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup raw cacao
- 1/4 cup water (from soaking the dates)
- 1 tbs vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen berries (optional)
Put the walnuts in the food processor and process for for 30 sec. Add the remaining ingredients and keep processing until they form a dough ball. If necessary add 1tbs water from the one in which the dates have been soaked.
Spread evenly on the bottom of a spring cake form (approximately 15 cm). Keep in the fridge while making the filling.
Rinse the cashews and place them in the food processor together with the dates water. Process, using the S-knife until smooth. It might take a while, but the longer you process, the more velvety texture your cake will have. Add all remaining ingredients and keep processing until completely homogenous.
If desired, you may 1.2 cup fresh or frozen berries over the crust, pour the filling and store in the fridge for at least 2-3 hour until set. Once the filling is firm enough, remove the spring form and top the cake with coconut shreds and more berries.