Sunday, 13 February 2011

Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Raw Cake with Runny Vanilla Cream

One of the joys of raw cakes is that you can make it entirely the day before and not have to worry about it tasting like it was made yesterday.

If you aren't worried about using entirely raw ingredients feel free to use non-raw agave syrup, unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla extract instead. Lecithin granules, psyllium husks, cocoa butter, coconut oil should be easily obtainable at most health food stores. Here in Denmark you can buy psyllium husks in Føtex & Bilka - HUSK psylliumfrøskaller. You can also buy coconut oil & agave syrup in Irma, Føtex & Bilka. For lecithin granules (lecithin granulat) & cocoa butter (kakaosmør) I suggest asking in your nearest health food shop or ordering online through rawandmore, those in Copenhagen can get a pick-up service from their other store on Istedgade.

Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Raw Cake w Runny Vanilla Cream
prep & 'cook' around 5 hours
serves 6-8

120g pitted dates
1 tbsp cocoa butter
1 tbsp coconut oil
60ml agave syrup
2 t vanilla powder
4 tbsp (raw) cocoa powder
60g brazil nuts, soaked in water 2 hours & drained

180g cashews, soaked in water 2 hours & drained
70ml agave syrup
1 tbsp lecithin granules
2 tbsp coconut oil
100g raspberries, if frozen; thawed & drained
1 t psyllium husks

50ml water
2 t vanilla powder
60ml agave syrup
1 1/2 tbsp lecithin granules
30g almond pieces

fresh mint or lemon balm (to garnish)

In separate bowls, soak brazil nuts & cashews in water for 2 hours.
Line a 20cm or two 10-12cm spring form cake tin/s with baking paper.

In a processor or blender,
Blend all ingredients until well mixed & roughly chopped.
Using a spoon, press down base into bottom of spring form/s.
Make sure that it is even & tightly packed.
Freeze 1 hour.

Purée cashews, agave, lecithin, coconut oil.
Add raspberries.
Purée until smooth.
Add psyllium husks.
Purée until mixed through.
Pour or spoon into spring form/s over base.
Make sure it is even and tap out any air bubbles.
Freeze 1 hour or until completely set.
1 hour before serving, remove from freezer.
Carefully remove sides of spring form/s.
Leave to thaw, if it's warm thaw it in fridge.

Purée all until smooth, creamy & pale yellow.
Leave covered in the fridge to thicken slightly, about 30 mins.

Slice cake.
Garnish with fresh mint or lemon balm.
Serve with a dollop of the cream.


  1. This looks and sounds absolutely amazing! I can only imagine how rich, decadent and heavenly it tasted! Beautiful cake!

  2. This really does look incredible. I am consistently amazed at what is done with raw food. Beautiful looking cake!

  3. Looks so delicious! And this recipe is also very healthy just because all the ingredients are raw!