This Dreamcake is so delicious. Very easy to make and you will pretty much always make it to perfection. I often use double the recipe, this way it makes a nice thick cake. On the picture above the recipe was made as described below.
This recipe is made with cashews. I love making recipes with them because they can make a really creamy mixture and you can add any flavors to it and it will taste great. Initially, I did not soak my cashews when I was making recipes, whether I was making “cream cheese” like mixtures or cake and I thought they were hard to digest. Since then, I make sure that I soak them overnight for at least 12 hours and it changed everything. My recipes are now so much creamier and I don’t have any problems with the digestion anymore.
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1/2 cup raw almonds (pecan or walnuts will also work)
1/2 cup soft Medjool dates
¼ tsp. sea salt
1 ½ cups raw cashews, soaked for at least 5 hours, overnight is preferred
juice of 2 lemons
the seeds of 1 whole vanilla bean (or 1 tsp. alcohol-free vanilla extract)
1/3 cup raw coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup raw honey (solid or liquid.)(Vegans use agave nectar.)
1 cup blackberries or any berries (thaw completely if using frozen)
- Place nuts and dates in a food processor with sea salt and pulse to chop until they are to your desired fineness (process longer for a finer crust than vs. chunky crust). Test the crust by spooning out a small amount of mixture and rolling it in your hands. If the ingredients hold together, your crust is perfect. Scoop out crust mixture into a 7” spring-form pan (if you don’t have a spring-form pan, use a pie plate lined with saran wrap), and press firmly, making sure that the edges are well packed and that the base is relatively even throughout. Rinse food processor well.
- Warm coconut oil and honey in a double boiler on low heat until liquid. Whisk to combine.
- In the most powerful food processor/blender you own (you decide which one has the most torque) place all filling ingredients (except raspberries) and blend on high until very smooth (this make take a couple minutes so be patient). If you have a Vita-Mix, absolutely use it.
- Pour about 2/3 (just eyeball it, you can’t make a mistake!) of the mixture out onto the crust and smooth with a spatula. Add the raspberries to the remaining filling and blend on high until smooth. Pour onto the first layer of filling. Place in freezer until solid.
- To serve, remove from freezer 30 minutes prior to eating. Run a smooth, sharp knife under hot water and cut into slices. Serve on its own or with fresh fruit. Store leftovers in the freezer (what leftovers?).
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