Hello guys and welcome to a new episode of “how to lose your life in 2 days”. Previously on the show: “getting addicted to Jane the Virgin and going trough 22 episodes in 2 days”.
Today’s episode is all about not wanting to look for season 2 of Jane the Virgin, which isn’t avalaible on Netflix Spain (and ain’t nobody got time to go through those super low definition episodes with the weirdest subtitles on the tackiest websites around) and drowning your sorrows in your new (almost) fave TV show ever. (Note that I said “almost” because no show can be my fave without a Jon Snow on it.
How to get away with murder.
More like “how to get away with doing nothing but laying in bed in your pyjamas eating hummus and crackers and watching more than 20 episodes in 2-3 days” for me, but you get me.
Hot guys in beards? Check. Thrilling scenes that leave you breathless and wanting to punch stuff? Yassss. Swords? Sadly none, but I totally think they should get on it.
Anyway! If you like my blog, 1) thanks, you pumpkin, now I want to give you cookies and invite you over for tea and cake and I probably LOVE YOU and 2) you should thank heaven that the show is over until February and I can be back to being a productive member of the bloggy society, producing posts, baking cakes and coming up with new recipes and stuff you dig.
Now that the show is over and all the good stuff (read: GoT, Narcos, OITNB, TBBT and TWD) won’t be back until months, I have tons of free time to spend making layer cakes *cries and happy-dances at the same time because yes, cake is nice but I miss my shows*.
I mean, that’s probably a good thing since this cake is all kinds of awesome but sadly takes such a long time to put together. Should I be happy that I ran out of TV shows to watch and I can devote my time to doing valuable stuff (aka cake, the most rewarding thing of all time) or just sit in a dark corner and cry myself to sleep?
Ohhh feel free to leave your show recommendations in the comments!
Also, let me tell you that this post isn’t sponsored by Netflix, ABC or How to get away with murder, although I’d be very very VERY happy if they want to sponsor me and make me do things like live on their set and stalk Jack Falahee but we’re not telling them I said that.
Back to cake now. Luscious, creamy raw cheesecake featuring three gorgeous layers: strawberry, chocolate and my personal fave: dreamy vanilla! I know I’ve said it’s no picnic to put together (and sadly it’s also quite expensive $$$$$$ ugh raw cakes, why u gotta hurt me like this) but let me tell you IT’S SO WORTH IT.
Three flavours: one bite. All vegan, healthy and natural. Like a nutritious and nourishing version of your favourite Neapolitan cake. Isn’t this what dreams are made of?
And don’t get me started on that base. So crunchy, so chocolaty and so. darn. addictive. Then there’s a piece of sweet vanilla heaven, so smooth and velvety that it’s unreal. Next? Gimme some raspberries! Preferably in creamy form. And last but not least there’s the chocolate part (another one, because one is never enough when it comes to chocolate!), ready to fill your heart with joy!
Put on your eating pants and let the fiesta begin!
- 200 grams pitted dates
- 100 grams almonds
- 15 grams raw cacao
- 45 grams agave syrup
- 300 grams cashews
- 80 grams coconut oil
- 120 grams agave syrup
- seeds from 2 vanilla beans
- 60 grams coconut cream
- 280 grams frozen raspberries
- a pinch of salt
- 100 grams cashews
- 80 grams agave syrup
- 70 grams coconut oil
- 30 grams cacao powder
- 60 grams coconut cream
- 1 frozen banana (you can use 100 grams extra coconut cream instead)
- fresh fruit, chocolate, agave syrup, etc...
- Start by soaking the cashews (separated) for at least 5-6 hours.
- Add the dates to a food processor and pulse until a paste forms. You'll need to soak them beforehand if they're not too soft (such as medjool).
- Add in the almonds and pulse until combined.
- Add in the cacao and agave and pulse until a ball forms.
- Line a springform pan with parchment paper (any size works, but I'd choose a smaller one as the layers would be thicker and the cake would look better) and press the crust. If it's too sticky use an oiled spoon.
- Let crust to chill in the fridge while you make the rest of the layers.
- You'll make the vanilla and raspberry layers at the same time. Once everything is blended, separate about 2/3 of the batter for the vanilla part and blend the raspberries with the remaining 1/3.
- Start by combining agave, melted coconut oil and cashews in the food processor, blending until smooth.
- Add in the vanilla beans, coconut cream and salt and blend until smooth.
- Pour 2/3 of this batter into the springform pan, spreading it evenly. Chill this for 10 minutes in the freezer.
- Blend the raspberries with the remaining batter.
- Pour batter on top of the vanilla layer and spread evenly. Be careful not to mix it with the vanilla layer, do it gently!
- Blend cashews, agave and meted coconut oil until smooth.
- Add in the coconut cream (and the banana if you're using it) and blend until smooth.
- Add in cacao and a pinch of salt if needed and blend again.
- Pour batter on top of the raspberry layer, spread evenly and leave cake in the freezer to chill for 3-4 hours.
- Top with fruit and enjoy!
- You can have the cake frozen, ice-cream style or you can wait 30 minutes to dig in (I think it's better this way!).
- This keeps for weeks in the freezer in an airtight container.