Raw Chocolate Avocado Cake with Vanilla Bean Maple Cashew Cream **Variation: with Organic Mixed Berries**

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Raw Chocolate Avocado Cake with Vanilla Bean Maple Cashew Cream

Β A few years back I went on a retreat and was first introduced to chocolate avocado cake πŸ˜‹

The chef was kind enough to share the recipe with us when we left πŸ™πŸ»

I’ve adapted it slightly over time.

Here’s my favourite raw version of the cake with vanilla bean, maple cashew cream πŸ’ž

Perfect for Friday’s 🍰, chocolate cravings and afternoon tea πŸ’

 

 

 

Chocolate Avocado Cake with Mixed Berries

You can also make this delicious variation, which is the same cake with some extra Coconut added to the topping and a final layer of Organic Mixed Berries.

 

 

 

The Recipe:

  1. The Base:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Macadamias (whizzed in blender to be very finely chopped),
  • 8 Medjool Dates (pitted),
  • 1 cup Shredded Coconut

Method

  1. Blend all ingredients together and press into cake tin.

 

2) Topping:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Finely Blended Macadamia Nuts,
  • 2 Large Ripe Avocados,
  • 3 heaped tablespoons Cacao Powder,
  • 2-3 tablespoons of Maple Syrup (more can be added if you like yours sweeter),
  • 1/4 cup Macadamia Oil
  • **For the Mixed Berry Variation: I add 1/2 cup of Shredded or Desiccated Coconut to the Topping ingredients Before Blending (optional).

 

Method

  1. Blend until Fully Combined and Spread over the Base.
  2. Β **Optional For Mixed Berry Variation: Place a Selection of Washed Organic Berries on the Cake**.
  3. Place in fridge until served.

 

3)Β The Cream:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Cashews (soaked over night in filtered water),
  • 1/4 cup Nut Milk, Soy Milk or Rice Milk,
  • 2 tablespoons Maple Syrup,
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste

Method

  1. Β Blend with hand blender until Smooth and Creamy. Add more Milk if required πŸ˜‰
  2. Serve cold with Avocado Cake

Enjoy 😍

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Raw Choc/Banana Acai Bowl

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I have really been impressed by the Acai Bowls that have appeared in the local cafes over here and my whole family love them (which is always a win/win situation πŸ™‚ ).

Here’s my version of a simple raw Chocolate/Banana Acai bowl that I make at home.

This recipe will feed the six of us – 2 adults, 2 pre-teens and 2 younger ones πŸ˜‰

I make ours in a Thermomix, but a high speed blender like a Vitamix will do just as well.

Ingredients:

  • 2 packets frozen unsweetened Acai Berries
  • 4 medium-large frozen Bananas
  • quarter cup water (preferably filtered)
  • 2 heaped Tablespoons Cacao (I like mine chocolatey πŸ™‚ )
  • Selection of in-season fruit; such as banana, strawberries, kiwi fruit – Sliced
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Something Crunchy – like Toasted Nuts or Granola.
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Maple Syrup (optional)

Method:

  1. Place ‘Crunchy item’ into 4-6 bowls (4 adult size bowls or 2 adult, 4 child size bowls).
  2. Open the Acai Berries and add to the Thermomix/Vitamix with the frozen bananas, Cacao, Maple Syrup and quarter cup water.
  3. Blend – I use speed 8 in the Thermomix for approximately 15 seconds.
  4. Check the consistency. You are looking for well-blended and thick enough to eat – like a frozen mousse.
  5. If the Acai berries are still solid in parts – repeat.Β If the consistency is too thick and you feel you need a little extra water then this can be added now, but be careful that you don’t end up with a smoothie.
  6. Once you have the desired consistency, spoon the mixture into the bowls covering the ‘Crunchy Item’.
  7. Top the bowls with chopped fruit of your choice, shredded coconut and any other raw yummy treats that take your fancy.
  8. Serve and Enjoy