Fresh vegetables and fruits, nuts, herbs, berries and dried fruits are all suitable for raw food. The main condition is that the products were of plant origin and not subjected to heat treatment. But this does not mean that raw foodists do not cook anything at all. There is a mass of recipes from raw ingredients, including delicious cakes.
Is it possible to eat cakes raw ?
Even experienced cheese eaters need psychological relief. Previously, you could eat your favorite candy or a piece of cake, and life became more fun. In raw food everything is a little more complicated, and not always fruits and nuts can replace sweet delicacy. It is because of this that breakdowns occur, especially for those who have just recently switched to a new power supply system for them.
Experienced cheese eaters know that you can fill in the deficiency of vitamins that affect mood by using dried fruits and seeds, such as sesame and poppy seeds. It is not necessary to use the products in pure form. It is much more interesting and tastier to cook from them a favorite dessert – a raw food cake.
A simple recipe for a raw chocolate cake
Among the recipes for raw food cakes are really a lot of delicious desserts. In addition, they prepare very simply and quickly. One of them is a chocolate raw food cake. It consists of nut-chocolate filling and glaze. Step-by-step recipe is presented below.
To create the filling, you need 100 g of walnuts, 50 g of pistachios and hazelnuts, 100 g of raisins, a few pieces of dates and dried figs. All ingredients should be crushed in a blender, add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, juice of 1 orange, 3 tablespoons of coconut oil and mix thoroughly. After that, the mass must be laid out in any form, covered with parchment, and sent to the freezer for 1 hour.
Now you can proceed to the preparation of the glaze. In a water bath, melt 50 g of cocoa butter, add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, vanilla, lemon zest and mint. Next, you need to get the cake out of the freezer, free it from the parchment, put the dessert on the dish and pour over the icing. Enjoy your meal!
A raw food cake can be made without glaze, and the nuts in the filling are not chopped into crumb, but simply chopped with a knife. All the same, get a delicious chocolate dessert for raw foodists.
Raw cake: recipe “Napoleon”
Traditional “Napoleon” is not only a pleasant taste, but also high in calories. For people who eats raw food it does not fit. Much more useful to cook “Napoleon” from fruits and nuts.
Wash 1 large apple and 1 pear, peel. Cut the fruit in half, pull out the core. Cut each half of apple and pear into thin slices.
Prepare a nut crumb. Separately, grind 1/2 cup almonds and as many walnuts. To crumbs add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla and cinnamon.
Make a useful cream for raw food cake “Napoleon”. To do this, combine 7 tablespoons of liquid honey with zest and juice of 1 lemon. Add 1/2 tsp of ground ginger. Raw food cake: cooking features, recipes and reviews
Assemble the cake. To do this, you can use any form or lay out the ingredients alternately directly on the plate. The first layer is an apple slice, which must be pre-dipped in honey, then in walnut. The second is a slice of pear in honey and almond crumb. The third is an apple again. The fourth is a pear, etc.
The collected cake should be decorated on top of the remaining nut chips and raisins.
Cooked according to this recipe “Napoleon” will decorate any holiday, not only raw foodists, but also all those who try to adhere to the principles of proper nutrition.
Raw Cake “Honey”
The cake for this recipe is prepared on the basis of nuts with the addition of the essential ingredient – honey. You can use any nuts, but the most delicious dessert is obtained with almonds.
For the cake, you need to grind 2 cups of almond, pre-soak it for several hours. Add half a cup of sesame and flaxseed, prunes and carrots grated on a fine grater. Combine in a blender until smooth. Add honey to taste. For impregnation, you can prepare a cream of banana, honey and juice of half a lemon.
Raw food cake is quite wet due to carrot juice. If desired, it can be a little dry in the oven, preheated to a temperature not higher than 40 degrees.
This cake can really be called useful, since all the ingredients that are used to make it do not need to be heat-treated. This means that all important vitamins and minerals are stored in full. The raw food cake, the recipe of which is proposed below, is made from carrots, raisins and oatmeal with the addition of spicy spices. And so that he really looked like a real delicious dessert, it is decorated with coconut cream on top.
Cooking cake begins with the preparation of nuts for the cream. To do this, a glass of cashew nuts should be soaked for at least a day. If this is not done, then you will not be able to get the cream of the desired consistency. A glass of walnuts and 100 grams of oatmeal grind in a blender. Grate carrots (3 pcs.) On a fine grater and combine with walnut and oatmeal. Add 50 g of dates and raisins and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
Raw food dough for the cake is ready. Now it can be laid out in a form (not too tight) and proceed to the preparation of the cream. In a blender, beat the soaked cashews (pre-pour water), 100 ml of coconut milk, 1 tablespoon of oil, 3 spoons of honey and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Pour the cream on top of the raw food cake and decorate with optional chopped cashews.
Carrot cake is ready. Enjoy your meal!
Mango Cheesecake raw food
For the basics we need:
150 grams of walnuts
150 grams of dried dates
250 g cashews (soaked overnight)
2 ripe mangoes (I have frozen packaging)
for sweet teeth add maple syrup or agave syrup
For the basis of the ingredients grind in a blender and lay out a layer in the form (I have 20 cm) and tamped thoroughly.
For the cream, grind the mango in a cashew blender too (if frozen, defrost the mango, it will be easier for the blender, I have not completely crushed the homogeneous mass) and spread it on the base.
I had a pack of 500 g of mango and left a little for the third layer, just bleached with agave syrup and laid out the third layer.
Put in the freezer for a couple of hours and everything is ready for tea drinking
Raw food cake “Snickers”
200 g almonds
50 g honey
10 g cocoa butter
100 g cashews
100 g dates
orange 450 g (juice)
10 g cocoa mass
2 g cinnamon
50 g cocoa butter
130 g hazelnut
100 g peanuts
Grind almonds with a powerful blender to the consistency of nougat. Add honey and cocoa butter. Spread the breadcrumbs to the bottom of the mold. Cooking cream: mix everything in a blender: cashews, dates, juice, cinnamon. Cocoa butter drown on a steam bath, pour into the cream and whisk thoroughly. On the cake put 50 g of peanuts and 65 g of hazelnuts (it is better to cut hazelnuts in 2 pieces, check for mold). Pour cream on nuts, fall asleep the remaining nuts, pour chocolate. Put in the freezer until it freezes.
Real raw food cake
Soak the pitted dates (2 cups) in warm water. Crush the nuts (2 cups) and mix them with cocoa (1 cup). Add coconut oil (can be replaced with any vegetable) (0.6 cups), coconut flakes (2 cups) and sesame seeds (2 tbsp). Stir in a blender
Add soaked dates, mix until homogeneous and form a ball from the resulting mass
Sprinkle with a large plate of coconut chips. Place a bowl of dates, nuts and coconut oil in the center of the plate. Hands form a cake with a height of 2 cm
Sprinkle it with cocoa, decorate with berries (the more the better), fruits (400 g) and mint (1 bunch). Leave for two hours in the fridge.
The basis of almost all raw food cakes is a nut-fruit mixture. Experiment and remember that such cakes are not only very tasty and healthy, but also prepared very simply.
Let’s make a raw cheesecake without nuts. To create a cheesecake according to the traditional recipe, cookie crumbs and cottage cheese are used. But it is absolutely not suitable for raw foodists who do not eat animal products. Therefore, they make cheesecake from such products as green buckwheat, carrots, beets, cocoa butter, cocoa powder, lemon and honey.
For the dough and cream you will need 2 cups of buckwheat (green, of course), which in advance, preferably at night, pour water. In the morning sprouts will appear on it. After that you should squeeze the juice from carrots and beets. For the test, you need only cake. Juice can be drunk, as it is not used in the recipe. Cake, zest of 1 lemon, half of buckwheat sprouts and 2 tablespoons of honey must be crushed with a blender until smooth. Now the dough must be dried at room temperature or in the oven at 40 degrees for about 12 hours.
Dry dough will be like a cookie. Now, as for the usual cheesecake, it needs to be crushed into a crumb, add a little water so that the mass becomes similar to clay, and put it into a separable form. From above it is necessary to lay out the filling: whipped remaining buckwheat sprouts, honey to taste and 4 tablespoons of cocoa butter. A raw food cake must be kept in the freezer for 10 hours, and 15 minutes before it is eaten, get it out. If desired, before serving on the table, you can sprinkle the cheesecake with cocoa powder.