These type of cakes are often called vegan cheesecakes, or you can call them simply strawberry cakes, because that’s what they are.
The preparation of this vegan cake is relatively simple, but you need to be patient because you need to wait for the cashews to soak and then the cake to set. You also need a very good blender to get the consistency nice and smooth. Once you have the cake ready, you can just keep this in the freezer and thaw it whenever you have unexpected guests or merely overwhelming feeling that you want something sweet. And as far as the sweets go – for the cake it is healthy too!
Vegan Summer Strawberry Cheese Cake
Serves: 6 people
Cooking time: 20 minutes active time + chilling
For the base:
3.5 oz almonds
3.5 oz prunes
For the filling:
7 oz cashews
7 oz fresh strawberries
2 oz cacao butter
1 oz agave syrup
Fresh strawberries, to serve
Start the recipe by soaking the cashews the night before. If you are in a hurry, use hot water and soak them for at least 30 minutes.
For the base, crush the almonds. It is simple to do with the stick blender. Then add prunes and pulse a few more times until you have a coarse crumb.
Push the mixture to the bottom of one larger or 6 small tins and set aside for now.
Melt the cocoa butter with agave syrup. On a warm day, the sun might be enough to melt them. If not hot enough, heat them on low heat.
Crush the strawberries in a blender. Drain the cashews, add them to the blender and add them to the blender with melted cacao butter and agave. Blend until you get a very smooth consistency.
Pour over the base and let set in the freezer for at least 4 hours.
Before serving, let the cakes slightly melt and serve with fresh strawberries.
By Kadri Raig
Kadri is a food blogger and yoga teacher from Estonia. She loves healthy food and cooking and for her, these two are often the same thing. Cooking meals from scratch, you know exactly what goes in it and even without holding back with sugar or fat we end up using a lot less compared to ready-made frozen stuff from the supermarket.
She does love to spend time in the kitchen, but most of her recipes are simple and don’t take more than 20 minutes of active cooking time. She thinks that everybody can find time to cook healthy food at home, it is just a question of planning. "I work in an office full time, teach yoga 7-8 hours a week and write a blog. So if I manage to cook most of my meals, then so do you!"
Connect with Kadri and enjoy many more of her delicious healthy recipes on her website here: http://www.kahvliga.ee/.
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