Today I am writing a birthday post. Feel strange, but happy. One year of great changes and big events of my life just passed. And I am incredibly grateful for everything I have in my life today. And, of course, I am so happy to have something to share with you. It is… a birthday Cashew Cake recipe!
A Birthday was always a big day in my family. Baking a birthday cake was a wonderful tradition that I remember from the childhood.
I always loved to help my mom or sister with baking at the kitchen. Later, I became the best baker in the family. Sorry, mom ;). I really enjoyed doing it and then sharing it with my loved ones.
You probably know that traditions are very tough to change, especially, traditions from childhood. With years my food preferences changed to a much healthier direction, but that desire to make a special treat for my loved ones is still with me. I am so happy now because I found a great healthy form to express it.
Well, for about three years I have not baked birthday cakes. I just freeze them! Now I have quite a big folder of cashew cake recipes and today I am going to introduce my Strawberry Cake. Fresh and light, sour and sweet…mmm. I hope you will enjoy it!
Ingredients for 8 inch spring form
1/2 cup raw almonds or pecans
6-8 big dates
1/4 tsp Himalayan sea salt
1 1/2 cup raw cashews (soaked overnight or for an hour at least)
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 cup fresh organic strawberries
2 Tsp raw honey
Juice of 1 1/2 organic lemons
To make the crust, you will need to pit the dates first. Then put almonds, dates and salt into the blender and process until it all comes together. Flatten it out on the bottom of an 8-inch non-stick spring form. Store in the fridge while you make the filling.
To prepare the filling, blend the soaked cashews, lemon juice, honey and coconut milk. Process on high speed to ensure consistency. Spoon 2/3 of the filling onto the crust and place in freezer.
Blend the rest of cashew mass with strawberries and spread it over two previous layers.
And it is time for decoration!
Decorate the cake with a few strawberries, or shredded dark chocolate, or even better – chocolate covered strawberries. The only advice is to decorate the cake after it’s frozen.
Let sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.
Enjoy it as a perfect birthday cake, dessert or beautiful fruity-nutty snack.
Wish you the best, see you soon!