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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Gluten Free Vegan Cream Cake

photo credit  Eric Rivkin

There is nothing quite as beautiful, nutritious, and healthy as a vegan, gluten free cream cake!

Bottom Layer Crust
1 cup raw almonds or pecans, soaked 2 hours, rinsed
1 cup fresh or dried finely shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
¼ tsp cinnamon
In a food processor with the S blade, mix until a crumb texture is reached. Set aside.

Coconut Cream Filling
2 cups firm young coconut pulp
5 bananas
1/4 cup coconut oil
4-5 pitted medjool dates
½ tsp vanilla extract or caviar scraped from 1 vanilla bean
Blend ingredients until creamy. Set aside and refrigerate.

Top Chocolate Layer

1 cup young coconut pulp
3 Tbsp coconut oil
½ cup raw cacao powder
3 pitted medjool dates
3 black mission figs
½ tsp vanilla extract or caviar scraped from 1 vanilla bean
¼ tsp cinnamon
Blend ingredients until thick and smooth, adding just enough coconut water to turn over in blender. Set aside.

Garnish
1 cup assorted berries - raspberry, blueberry, sliced strawberries
1 tsp Agave Nectar or other liquid veg sweetener (Stevia extract, maple syrup, etc.)
Mint leaves (optional)
Blend the sweetener with a few of the strawberries to make a glaze. Toss gently with the berries and mint and refrigerate until ready to serve.

6-8 large firm strawberries, de-stemmed and sliced 1/8” thick

Assembly:
1. Press crust recipe evenly into a 9” spring-form torte pan with a removable side greased with a little coconut oil.
2. Slice the strawberries the long way and press the large pieces against the inside of the torte pan. Use the smaller heels in the garnish..
3. Pour in and spread the Coconut Cream Filling.
4. Freeze for 2 hours to firm up.
5. Pour on and spread the top chocolate layer mix. Refrigerate or freeze again until firm.
6. When ready to serve, first arrange the fruit garnish on top.


It looks complicated, it's not! Once you have assembled all the ingredients, this goes very quickly, and what a reward at the end!!



Adapted from a recipe originally posted by Eric Rivkin. 

2 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! Thank you!!! Would canned coconut cream work if I can't find young coconut pulp? :D

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  2. 3 Researches SHOW Why Coconut Oil Kills Fat.

    This means that you actually kill fat by eating Coconut Fat (including coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 researches from big medical magazines are sure to turn the conventional nutrition world upside down!

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