Heavenly Rosewater Cake with Berry Bliss Icing Recipe

Rose Water Cake with Berry Bliss Icing

My hubby, kids, and I traveled to Israel to visit family over the winter holidays and we decided to spend our layovers in Paris. On the flight over, I decided to get into true Parisian spirit by watching some classic French cooking shows. There is so much beauty in French culture and I adore the way that French cuisine approaches cooking more as an art form than a chore. There is so much care put into each creation that both cooking and eating become a truly sensual experience. As I took in this incredible culinary approach during my long flight, I started dreaming about bringing even more art and beauty into my own culinary creations and that is what inspired this absolutely heavenly cake, which brings together soft colors, delicate flavors, and the ethereal beauty of classic French pastries.

Gather This:

For the Rose Water Cake:

  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup of gluten-free flour
  • 1 ½ cup pistachios
  • 1 cup of butter, softened
  • 1 cup of coconut sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 5 teaspoons of rose water
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend

 

For the Berry Bliss Icing:

 

Do This:

Preheat the oven to 300F. Spread pistachios out on a cookie sheet and place in oven for 3-5 minutes or until they turn a slightly golden color. Remove pistachios from oven and allow to cool.

Once the pistachios have cooled, remove ¾ cup and set aside to use as decoration. Add the rest of the pistachios to a food processor and process until coarsely chopped. Remove the ground pistachios form the food processor and set aside. 

In a small food processor, cream the butter and coconut sugar together on a low setting, until fully combined. While the food processor is running, add eggs, one at a time, and then add the lemon juice and rose water.

With the food processor off, remove the lid of the food processor, and add the baking powder, gluten-free flour, almond flour, the ground pistachios, a pinch of pink salt, Berry Bliss powder, and pulse until well combined. Test the consistency on by scooping a bit up with a spoon. If it isn’t soft enough to fall easily off the spoon right away, but slowly slides off, then it’s perfect! If it’s too stiff to slide off the spoon, then add water, one teaspoon at a time until it is soft enough to slide off of the spoon.

Scoop the batter in a round spring-form cake pan and smooth out the top with a spoon or spatula. Bake on your oven’s center rack at 300F for 40-50 minutes. Test doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake. Once it comes out clean, remove the cake from the oven. (I recommend checking on this cake about 20 minutes into the baking time. If the cake is starting to look too brown on the top, cover it with foil, return it to the oven, and check for doneness regularly.)

Once cake is done, remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for 15-20 minutes. Then, remove the cake from the pan and place on a wire rack or dish to continue cooling. While the cake is cooling, you can prepare the icing.

In a food processor, combine the coconut shreds, melted coconut butter, honey, and coconut milk and blend until smooth and creamy. Once the cake is completely cool, drizzle with Berry Bliss Icing and sprinkle with the toasted whole pistachios that were set aside earlier. You may also garnish with rose petals, which are edible either raw or crystallized with sugar and egg whites.

You can store this cake in an airtight container for several days or serve immediately with LOVE!

Be sure to check out the video of Sophie creating this heavenly cake in her home kitchen and subscribe to The Philosophie on YouTube for more great recipes, fitness tips, and guides to living a beautiful, bliss-filled life!

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Gather This:

Handful of ice

1 cup dairy-free milk

1 tbsp Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend

1 banana (frozen)

1-2 handfuls of kale/spinach 

*If you’re easing into green smoothies, use ½ handful of kale or spinach, ½  tbsp Green Dream, and 2 frozen bananas.

*If bananas aren't your jam, swap 1 banana for 1 cup of mango or 1 cup of pineapple, or add both!

I’m also including a fun Matcha-Papaya Digestive Green Smoothie recipe if you want to go a little smoothie crazy!


Gather This:

Handful of ice 

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

½ avocado

1 tbsp sugar-free almond butter or nut butter of choice

1 tbsp coconut oil

1-2 handfuls of kale/spinach

1 handful unsweetened coconut flakes

1 tbsp Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend

1 tsp cinnamon

pinch of sea salt (to complement the flavors)

½ cup fresh/frozen papaya 

½ banana

½ tsp matcha powder


Do This:

For both recipes, add everything to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth + creamy! Pour into your favorite glass, or bowl + ENJOY! 

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How did you customize your green drink? Share your variation or how you specially created your powerhouse smoothie with us on Instagram!

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All the fruit all the time these days!! These days it’s all about flooding the body with alkalizing foods and nutrient-boosting ingredients so we can continue to stay high vibe and energized while we’re at home. 


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We know it may be hard to get your hands on fresh produce these days and when you’re at the store you may not think about stocking up on fruits and veggies but don’t forget about them. Grocery stores are still in business and continuously receiving new stock! There are also a ton of places online where you can shop fresh fruits and veggies. 


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Instacart: Groceries delivered from local stores.

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Gather This:

A variety of your favorite fruits such as - 

Kiwi

Mango

Kumquats

Strawberry 

Watermelon

Coconut

Dragon fruit

Pineapple

Pomegranate seeds

Apple slices

Banana 

Mint leaves (opt.)

Drizzle of Green Bee Honey


Do This:

Begin with a base, in this case, we use diced mango, sliced apples, coconut and a banana but do what feels best for you and what you have available. Then we cut watermelon slices into fun shapes like hearts and cut our strawberries and spread across the plate. We finished with a cut kiwi, kumquats, sliced pineapple and pomegranate seeds. Dress up your fruit plate with mint leaves and edible flowers and last but most importantly, Green Bee Honey

 

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For toppings, add your favorite berries and sprinkle on shredded coconut making a picture-perfect parfait!

Gather This:

2 cups of yogurt of your choice + extra for in-between layers (we love Kite Hill almond yogurt)

Handful of spinach

1 tsp Green Bee Honey

1 tsp Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend

Handful of oats

Handful of mango + kiwi (make it fun by cutting them into fun shapes!)

Toppings: mixed berries + shredded coconut


Do This:

In the blender, combine yogurt with spinach, Green Dream, and Green Bee Honey. Set aside. In a jar first layer in your raw oats, then place a row of cut mango along the side. Add in a layer of your Green Dream yogurt blend then a layer of plain yogurt. Add in your kiwi along the side and repeat the layers. Top with your mixed berries and shredded coconut. ENJOY!

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Gather This:

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3 tbsp Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

1 tbsp Cacao Bee Honey

1 tbsp Fourth & Heart Ghee (optional but makes it extra creamy; can also sub with coconut butter)

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2 scoops collagen 



Do This:

Combine all in a blender then heat on the stovetop. Enjoy!


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Enjoy this salad for lunch or as a side dish to your family dinner! Can’t wait to hear what you think.


Gather This:

1 large bunch kale (leaves torn from stems)

1 cup tomatoes

½ cup dried cranberries

½ cup pine nuts

½ cup shredded carrots

¼  red onion (thinly sliced)

1 Dr. Praeger’s California Veggie Burger

FOR THE DRESSING

¼  cup apple cider vinegar

juice of 1 lemon

1 tbsp Berry Bee Honey

½  cup neutral oil (grapeseed, canola, etc)

salt and pepper to taste


Do This:

In a nonstick skillet, cook Dr. Praeger’s California Burger on each side for 5-7 minutes until golden brown. Chop burger into small pieces.  

Make the dressing by whisking together all the ingredients with a fork.

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Gather This:

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½ cup creamy peanut butter or almond butter

1 tsp vanilla

3-5 tablespoons Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend

½ tsp salt

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Do This:

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