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Rip Off Raw Hazelnut and Banana Dream Cake

Rip Off Raw Hazelnut and Banana Dream Cake

ourmet raw hazelnut and banana dream cake

gourmet raw hazelnut and banana dream cake Wow wow wow! This cake is just wow! Hazelnuts get busy with bananas in ways your mouth will certainly appreciate! The inspiration for this raw cake came from Top Paddock – they have a delicious hazelnut cake which has about a kilo of sugar and butter in it. Boy is it tasty, but I wanted a clean version!

This version is moist (I know, bad word), nutty, sweet and insanely good all at once. There is two options here depending on your decided effort level. If you want to go all and do a two layered, fanciy iced cake, then do. Otherwise, single layer and free pour icing is still as good looking and delicious. I did a combo – 2 layer cake with free pour icing. That’s how I roll.

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Rip Off Raw Hazelnut and Banana Dream Cake
Serves: All your hangry friends
Time: 10-20 minutes whizzing, but a bit of waiting time if doing a two layered cake

Dry ingredients:
1 cup raw hazelnuts
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup almond flour
2 tablespoon psyllium husk, powdered
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon himalayan salt

Wet Ingredients:
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup packed, medjool dates, deseeded and soaked overnight
Pinch of sea salt
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
1 banana
2 tablespoons raw cold-pressed coconut oil, melted

Icing / frosting:
1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight or min 1 hour
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
Pinch sea salt
2 tablespoons water, only if needed
2 tablespoons raw cold-pressed coconut oil, melted

Garnish:
Extra chopped hazelnuts

Directions:
Cake:

  1. Place the hazelnuts and coconut into the food processor and pulse into a small crumble.
  2. Add the almond flour, psyllium, cinnamon and salt. Pulse together so everything gets well mixed. Pour into a medium-sized bowl.
  3. In a high speed blender, blend the dates and water until you get a smooth paste. Put the remainder of the wet ingredients except for the coconut oil into the blender and blender until smooth. Add the coconut oil, pulse a few times but not too much as it might split. Hand mix in any coconut oil that hasn’t incorporated.
  4. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Use your hands if you wish.

Options for assembly:
1 layer cake:

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  1. Place the cake batter into a baking paper lined bread tin. Flatten to make an even flat layer. Place in freezer for at least 10 minutes then continue with the top layer or icing.

2 layer cake:

  1. Place the half the cake into a baking paper lined bread tin. Flatten to make an even flat layer. Place in freezer and continue with the frosting (at least 10 minutes).
  2. Remove cake from freeze and spread a third of the icing on top. Place into fridge/freezer until set – about 15-30minutes.
  3. Remove from fridge and spread over the rest of the cake mixture. Flatten to make an even flat layer. Place on freezer for about 10 minutes to set, then move on to the top layer of icing.

Icing:

  1. Blend all frosting ingredients except for the coconut oil in a high-speed blender until silky smooth. You might need to scrap down the sides and repeat.
  2. Pulse in the coconut oil until just combined. Do not over pulse. Hand mix any thats yet to incorporate.

Options for icing:

  • Free pour icing over in one smooth layer
  • Put icing in the fridge until it is firm and use an icing bag pipe it on in peaks.

Top either option with chopped nuts.

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