Sc-raw-umptious!

raw cake

A cake is a cake

That you could make

And it’s unhealthy

Make no mistake

Unless it’s a cake

That you don’t bake

Made from fruits and nuts still raw!

raw cake

My first attempt at making raw cake and it’s deeelicious if I do say so myself πŸ˜‰

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Having just finished readingΒ 12 Steps to Raw FoodsΒ by Victoria Boutenko, I couldn’t wait to have a go at making raw cake. Β At the back of the book are some really useful recipes which are designed to be adapted to suit your own tastes so, using the Generic Cake Recipe, I had a go.

For the chocolate base I combined 1 cup of ground walnuts, 1 tablespoon of flax oil, 1 tablespoon of agave nectar, and half a cup of cocoa (that should have been raw carob powder but I don’t have any of that yet).

This made a stiff, damp mixture which I formed into a cake shape on the plate.

Then for the topping I combined half a cup of fruit (banana in this case), half a cup of ground cashews, and half a cup of fresh coconut. Β I put all these through myΒ manual juicerΒ (using the smooth screen) so that they were all ground and mushed, and then I mixed them together with a fork.

Then I spooned the topping onto the base and put it in the fridge to chill. Β So easy.

Now I’m off to have another piece! πŸ™‚

How about a strawberry one?

strawberry shortcake cut

For the strawberry version I just omitted the cocoa from the base and added a teaspoon of vanilla essence.

Then for the topping I combined half a cup of mushed strawberries, half a cup of ground cashews, (both of these were put through the manual juicer as above) and 1 tablespoon of agave nectar.

And voila:

raw strawberry shortcake

27 thoughts on “Sc-raw-umptious!

  1. Fully Raw Kristina ‘ carrot cake will be mine my next birthday! And I am seriously considering going raw at least for me, for health reasons.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this Violet – looks so delicious and healthy of course and a great easy recipe for the younger ones too.

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    • It is delicious! And yesterday I made a strawberry version, minus the cocoa. That was also popular with my family but, try as I might, I just can’t seem to like strawberries, though they look and smell so good πŸ™‚ raw strawberry shortcake

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