Raw date and lemon cake

I am writing this post on my iPhone so a mini-experiment. So is the cake.

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Many thanks to The Rawtarian for the Lemon Cheesecake recipe.

Mine differed in several ways. I used date syrup which made the base dark (pinky!) rather than white; I did not have fresh cranberries or enough dried ones (for the topping) so supplemented with extra dates and drained tinned mangoes (try pomegranate seeds next time); and finally I spread the base too thinly on too big a serving dish. Never mind, the taste was great – lemony, coconut-y and very refreshing.

The ingredients (such as raw coconut oil) were a bit costly – although healthy – but I saved money on cooking fuel.

However, not a low-tech cake, as you do need an electric blender and a freezer.

Lemon-y base

2 cups cashews
1/2 cup lemon juice (3 lemons)
1/2 cup honey (or maple syrup or agave nectar for white base – date syrup added darkness)
1/3 cup coconut oil (melted)
1 tablespoon lemon zest.

It really does all whizz into a smooth liquid. Pour it into serving dish, cover and freeze for 15 – 30 minutes. The coconut oil hardens as it cools so it turns into a firm base.

Fruit topping

2 cups fresh cranberries
1/2 cup dates

First pulse dates (no need to soak). Stop blender every now and then to swoop down escaping date mixture with a spatula so everything gets properly blended.

Spread topping on frozen base and freeze again for five hours.

Measurements

I found this useful conversion chart at Doves Farm.

Luckily, my measuring device does American cups.

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It really is a handy (low-tech) measure for dry ingredients.

Grateful for all these devices that make life easier.

Including this WordPress App on my ‘phone. It halved the time it takes to post a blog because I could upload pics straight from my ‘phone. And I made cooking notes on the Notes App as I went along. Brilliant.

4 responses to “Raw date and lemon cake

  1. Very impressed you managed this from your iphone. I can only just about cope with Twitter and Facebook. The cake sounds good – I’ve made energy balls and a few other raw sweet treats, but not yet a cake.

  2. Thanks, Choclette. I was impressed too! The WordPress App is much better than it used to be so it is straightforward to use Do try it. And the raw cake. Very yum and light on the digestion too.

  3. I was lucky enough to try this cake and it was v.delicious, more like a pudding than a cake, like a cheesecake/torte type of thing. Very creamy and fruity and sweet and not obviously healthy tasting at all.

  4. Thank you, Ingrid Rose, for being ill on my sofa and having to be fed delicacies. It is kind of you to comment. I will now make the chicken soup…

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