Figs cashew cake
It's been a while since I posted a recipe here, but let's change that!
Today I'm sharing this incredible raw cake simply perfect for hot summer days.
It doesn't require any special skills, all you need is a food processor and good vibes to create this cake.
I love raw cakes, not only because of it's simplicity, but also because they have no added sugar, the flavours you can create by just adding some seasonal fruit or frozen ones and the taste, oh it is incredible.
For this particular cake I used fresh figs, I went to a food market here and saw this gorgeous looking figs so the decision was made, they have to find their way to get on to my blog! And here it is:
First things first - SOAK 200g cashews in a bowl of water
For the crust you'll need:
8-10 medjool dates
150 g walnuts
1-2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
3 tbsp pistachios
Using food processor chop walnuts and pistachios together, I love to leave the mixture a bit crumblier. Set aside mixture while you blend dates. Make sure all the dates are pitted, blend on a medium speed, adding maple syrup if the mixture is too dense. When the dates are smooth and they've formed a ball, add chopped nuts. Your mixture should be ready now and it's time to shape the crust.
If you're using silicone mould you don't need to use parchment paper, but if you're using teflon cake moulds, use a parchment paper to line the bottom. Shape the crust using your fingers and when it's ready leave in the fridge while you prepare the cashew layer.
Now the cashew cream:
200g cashews (soaked in water)
50g coconut cream (canned)
50ml maple syrup
zest of 1 lime
juice of 1 lime
In the beginning of this recipe you saw I said to soak 200g cashews, the need to be soaking in water for at least 4 hours.
Drain cashews and add to your blender, add the rest of the ingredients and blend on high speed until you get a smooth texture.
And that's it, cannot be any simpler than this.
Take the crust out the fridge and pour cashew cream mixture on top, spread evenly.
Wash figs thoroughly and cut into slices, arrange the fig slices on top of the cake and place in the freezer for at least 4 hours before serving.
Hope you enjoyed this recipe and please give it a try, you won't regret it I'm sure!
It's a kind of dessert that feels like ice cream but looks like a stunning fruit cake!
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