Raspberries are one of nature’s super fruits, full of goodness for heart health, inflammation, and many other conditions. They are also rich in Vitamin C and high in anti-oxidants.
Raspberries are not only sweet and tasty but are also healthy option for a sprinkle over cereal, add sweetness to porridge or add to a smoothies.
I love this recipe to make a birthday cake for those that don’t like a baked cake or don’t make chocolate their favourite. This is also a great dessert or treat.
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup brazil nuts
10 dates, seeds removed
1 tablespoons cacao or cocoa
THE RASPBERRY LAYER
INGREDIENTS – Step One
2 cups frozen raspberries
8 medjool dates, seeds removed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 rounded tablespoon honey
INGREDIENTS – Step Two
2 cups raw cashews
1/4 cup milk (you can use any type of milk, water also works. I prefer coconut milk)
3 tablespoons coconut oil, soft
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
squeeze of lemon juice
1. Start by placing the cashews into a bowl and covering with hot water, for the raspberry layer. Set aside. (you can do this up to 12 hours before making the cake, I am seldom that organised and typically do it about 10 minutes before making a start).
2. Place all of the ingredients for The Base into your processor and blend until the mixture is well combined and resembles a fine, sticky crumb. Press the mixture firmly into the base of an 18cm spring form cake pan. Set aside.
3. Place all of the ingredients for the Raspberry Layer – Step One into your processor and blend until the mixture is well combined. Spoon the mixture into a bowl and set aside.
4. Strain the cashews and place them into your processor, blend the cashews to form a smooth paste. You can add the milk to assist with achieving the desired consistency.
5. Add the remaining Step Two ingredients and blend until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
6. Add the raspberry mixture and blend until the mixture is well combined.
7. Spread the cheesecake mixture over the base and place in the freezer for approximately six hours to set.
Serve. Eat. Enjoy!
Courtesy of Wholefood Simply