Belated Birthday

I've been wanting to post this cake recipe since I made it for "Project Raw - RFC's Birthday Cake", last month - as usual, I'm running behind, but what the heck! Better late than never, right? I like any excuse to make a cake, and it was really fun to hear about the cakes that other people were making.

Triple Berry Swirl Cake

This cake is a berry inspired version of Café Gratitude’s mud pie – same concept, but with different flavours.

Crust:
Make a nut crust of your choice.
Press into the bottom of a 6” springform pan, or into a pie plate.

Filling:
1 ¼ cup almond milk
1 ½ cups cashews
1/3 cup agave
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
¼ cup melted cacao butter
1 tbs lecithin
2 cups mixed berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries), set aside

Blend the first four ingredients until completely smooth. Add the cacao butter and lecithin. Continue blending until incorporated. Transfer 1 cup of this mixture into a bowl.
Add the berries to the remaining cream in the blender and pulse the berries until they start to break down, keeping some texture.
Transfer the berry mixture into a bowl.
Pour half of one cream onto the crust. Pour the other half on top.
Continue, pouring the first cream on top, followed by the second.
Now, with a knife, swirl the two creams together into a pretty pattern.
Chill the cake for a few hours, or until firm.

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14 Comments
  1. June 9, 2008 at 19:10
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    That looks dreamy! Awww so pretty, nice cake plate too:)

  2. June 9, 2008 at 19:33
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    very nice blog<br />i realized i posted a question in an old blog you might not be reading anymore but here goes again:<br />the oatmeal raisin cookies the sunny raw kitchen refers to, i can't find a recipie anywhere?<br />newbe here.....

  3. June 9, 2008 at 21:57
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    oh. my. gosh.<br /><br />total slice of heaven right there. well done dearie!

  4. June 10, 2008 at 02:13
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    i am going to make that tomorrow!

  5. June 10, 2008 at 15:03
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    Wow, this looks so incredible! Perfect timing for berry season here, too. :-)

  6. June 10, 2008 at 18:05
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    Thanks everyone!<br /><br />Andre - i think the oatmeal raisin cookies that Carmella has been making, is the recipe that will be in my upcoming dessert book. We tested them together when i went to visit and she has made them a number of times after that.

  7. June 10, 2008 at 18:05
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    Scrumptious!!! Can't wait to try this....

  8. June 10, 2008 at 18:26
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    This looks very good :-)

  9. Anonymous
    June 11, 2008 at 17:53
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    This looks delicious! But...I have a four year old with SEVERE peanut and tree nut allergies. This raw thing is looking more and more impossible in that regard. I can occasionally find "safe" sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds (finding ones NOT labeled "may contain" peanuts or tree nuts is pretty hard though!). Any ideas?

  10. June 11, 2008 at 20:07
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    hey! thats really too bad about your child's nut allergy, but there are definately alternatives. In the case of this cake, why don't you try making it with frozen banana in place of the cashews? It would change the flavour, but would still firm up due to the cacao butter, and still taste great! hope that helps!

  11. June 17, 2008 at 18:14
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    i got rave review from my <a href="http://raw.ivorylodge.net/" rel="nofollow">boyfriend</a>.

  12. June 25, 2008 at 17:19
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    dear heathy<br /><br />please. post away. i would love that :)<br /><br />also, i was so proud of myself for making a new recipe this week. and it was pretty good, but my boyfriend said nope. the berry cake was still number ONE!<br /><br />:) he needs to go back to charm school...

  13. June 30, 2008 at 00:54
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    You always make my mouth water and my eyes happy!<br />wish I could sample all of this!<br />Debbie<br />debbiedoesraw.blogspot.com

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