Raw choc cake
I am not really trained in baking common cake. I can do it easily if I have a good recipe and if I am following the instructions exactly, but I am much better in making raw cake. That's why I am always bringing raw cakes. For every birthday I am making one, and it could become boring if they weren't so good. I do actually prefer raw cakes over baked cakes. I like their creaminess and pure taste.
And I like how fast they are to make. If you have a good blender and all the ingredients by hand, it's a thing of 15 minutes. You just have to throw all the ingredients together and let your blender make the rest. You don't have to worry about it getting burned or to dry.
The only thing I always have to worry about is the defreezing process. Most of the time I am taking the cake out of the freezer to close to the point when I want to eat it, and it doesn't get the time to defreeze correctly for a perfect consistency. So I am ending up eating frozen cake or even worse I put it in the microwave and it looses all its flavor and gets messy. So please, do never microwave your raw cake!
Well this time my cake consistency was perfect! And I was so happy about it!
I made this cake when my family came to visit us. We went to the 'Landesgartenschau' a garden exhibition, that takes place in my city this year. It was a wonderful day spent with my family and we've seen so beautiful flowers and plants. And I fell in love with horizontal gardening. This will be the first thing I am going to do when I have my own house. So cool growing a variety of plants and herbs on little space.
I thought, that after the day spent outside, everyone would love to have a piece of choc cake, and made this one the day before. In the morning I put the cake out of the freezer and in the fridge.
Unfortunately we finished very late and my family went directly back home and nobody tried my cake. But I can tell you, even though it didn't survive very long. Because it was amazingly delicious, had the perfect consistency and a real treat. My boyfriend and me couldn't resist.
Check out the recipe above and I hope you like this cake as much as we did!
Raw choc cake
- 1 1/2 cup almonds
- 2 tbsp cup raw cacao powder
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla powder
- 2 cups soaked cashews
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1. Soak the cashews for at least 4 hours.
2. Put the almonds in a high speed blender and process until they have reached a flour consistency.
3. Add all the other ingredients for the base and mix them up until it's a sticky dough. If your blender isn't strong enough to do this, you can also kneed everything by hand.
4. Spread the base evenly on top of your baking form and put it in the freezer.
5. Now start to prepare the filling. Drain the cashews and place them together with all the other ingredients in the food processor. Process until the filling is completely creamy and there are no cashew pieces left.
6. Pour the filling in your baking form on top of the base. Put in the fridge.
7. Now you can make your chocolate glaze. Over a bowl of hot water whisk up the ingredients until everything is melted and you have some melted chocolate. Pour the chocolate over the filling of your cake, wait until it has cooled down and then place your cake in the freezer.
8. The next day take it out of the freezer at least 5 hours before enjoying the cake!