xmas slices: walnut, dried fig & raspberry (raw)
I named these awesome healthy indulgent thingies ‘xmas slices’, because…
Hey there, i’m back 🙂 I could explain now why i’ve been not posting anything for weeks, and why i’ve decided to start posting stuff here again and now stick to it – but that’s a story for another post i’m planning on doing soon (super excited about that! will be a long one about… veganism!)
So this is just about cake now. As most of the cakes i make, it’s raw, or almost raw (love raw sweets!) but that doesn’t mean it’s not super decadent and filling! In fact you only need one small piece to be more than satisfied.
I made it for dessert a while ago, when my grandparents had friends over for dinner. They were super impressed and kept asking me if it’s really vegan – those are the moments i absolutely love, when people are impressed by vegan food! They in fact liked this cake so much that they asked me to make them one for a party they would be having a few days later! (I made them a vegan Jezebel-style version of a black forest cake)
So let’s talk about the flavor now. I always loved the flavor of lavender. As a child, my grandma would make lavender ice cream in summer, which was my absolute favorite. Maybe because i love everything about lavender – the smell, the taste, and, above all, how it looks. It’s just such a beautiful plant that makes me dream of beautiful things and love and nature – and i probably should stop right now and go on to the recipe, or else you’ll probably be reading about lavender for the rest of the year…
(almost) Raw Lavender Cheesecake with a Blueberry Swirl
In a food processor, blend all the ingredients until a sticky dough forms. If not already done, grind the nuts first and then add everything else. Lay out a small springform with parchment paper and spread the dough on the bottom. Press it down evenly with your hands or a spoon. Set aside or put in the fridge while you make the filling.
Put the cake in the freezer for at least 3 hours, then take out and decorate however you want! (I added some strawberries and melted chocolate to each piece)
Have fun eating this lavender dream creation 🙂
Have a great weekend!