Strawberry Almond Raw Cake

Posted on November 11, 2013 by Viji


Is it the stunning pictures or the quote next to it ( “It is the sweet simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder) … or is it as simple as the beautiful handwriting in which it is written… or is it the pure raw organic ingredients? I still don’t know … ever since I visited roostblog, this raw cake found its way staright to my heart!

The dry fruits, the fresh fruits, nuts, honey and key lime … what is not to love? A cake that changed Maanas’ (who doesn’t like raw almonds or dates) mind from ” ewww…” to “awesome!”  Our li’l girl couldn’t take her eyes off the pink topping:)

The most beautiful cake I have ever made!!


Strawberry Almond Raw Cake

For the Crust

  • 2 cups raw almonds soaked overnight
  • 1/2 cup dates, pitted (about 7 or 8 dates) if dates are really dry, put them in a bowl of warm water for 10 minutes, discard water

Place almonds and dates in a food processor and mix until chopped and well incorporated. Rub a drop of coconut oil on the inside of a 9inch spring form cake pan (this prevents the cake from sticking the pan). Pour the almond mixture into the pan, spread out and mold into the cake pan.

For the Filling

  • 3 cups raw cashews soaked for three hours
  • 3/4 cup fresh key lime juice
  • 3/4 cup raw honey (you can use regular honey if you don’t want to go 100% raw)
  • 3/4 cup raw coconut oil,  no need to warm it, just use it straight out of jar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

To make the cheese, blend the cashews, key lime juice, honey, coconut oil, vanilla, and sea salt. Blend until smooth and adjust to taste. (For the best results you need to use a high speed blender!)

Pour mixture on top of the “crust” and carefully tap the pan on the counter to release any air bubbles.

For the topping

  • 1 box of fresh strawberries (or any berry that you prefer)
  • honey or dates to sweeten ( didn’t measure;  just poured and tasted)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider (I peeled and cut 1 apple, processed in the blender until smooth, squeezed and filtered the juice out)

Place honey, berries and cider/juice in a high speed blender and process until smooth. Pour over “cheese” mixture.

All the ingredients used were organic, to result in a truly organic raw cake.

Place the pan in the freezer for at least three hours or overnight. Before serving place on counter to thaw slightly. Best served semi frozen… enjoy!


What Others Are Saying

  1. Yamini Pathak November 24, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Wow! This looks so delicious! Truly a thing of beauty. Bravo!

  2. Hanh August 10, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Yum. Love almonds.

    • handfulofrecipes August 11, 2014 at 8:33 am

      We do too; also check out our biscotti, blueberry scones and carrot soup – they also have almonds!

  3. Sugar and Cinnamon August 11, 2014 at 4:13 am

    I always wanted to try that recipe as well after seeing the stunning photos! Your version looks perfect

    • handfulofrecipes August 11, 2014 at 8:38 am

      Thank you! I can see I will be visiting your blog frequently:)

  4. Shealle August 12, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Hi. Your cake and recipe look delicious! I have a question since I’m not used to raw cooking/recipes. What is meant by soaking the almonds or soaking the cashews? Are you soaking them in water? A flavor? Is there a particular method for doing this that is implied – i.e. the nuts are sliced in half, left whole? Sorry for my confusion, and thank you for sharing.

    • handfulofrecipes August 12, 2014 at 8:54 pm

      Thank You! You are right – simply soak the nuts in water which will make it easy to grind and will also result in a smooth paste. Please remove the water before grinding the nuts. Hope I cleared your doubt.

      • Shealle August 18, 2014 at 8:00 am

        Yes, Thank you! Can’t wait to make this beautiful cake.

  5. lisamummymadeit August 13, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    This cake looks amazing!

  6. Aasia Ali January 21, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Where do you get the edible coconut oil

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