Cake for dinner? Sure, why not! If it’s plant-based, dairy-free and loaded with superfoods it’s not a bad choice. Plus, enjoying fruits or honey before dinner actually helps with digestion as more savory foods need acid for digestion found if most fruit! This beautiful Berry Bliss Coconut Cake is a great place to start!
We used strawberries for this one because that’s what the Jaffe kids love the most, but you can easily substitute for raspberries, blueberries, or maybe even peaches. You’ll be surprised by how tasty and sweet this cake comes ou!. This dish comes out super sweet because we used dates and Berry Bee Honey (bonus points for the vitamin C boost!) and it’s cheesecake-like richness comes directly from the cashews. You can make any sweet treat healthy with just a few substitutions!
FOR THE FILLING
2 C cashews
1 C frozen strawberries
2 T Berry Bee Honey
2 T coconut oil
FOR THE CRUST
2 C walnuts
1 C pitted dates
2 T shredded coconut
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 t sea salt
Soak the cashews overnight (or for a minimum of two hours). Simply put them in a glass or bowl covered with water, and drain them before using.
Start with the crust. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is fully incorporated. If it’s really difficult to blend, and small amounts of warm water (up to a tablespoon).
Add the mixture to the bottom of a small springform baking pan
You have to freeze each layer before assembly. Place the pan into the freezer while you work on the filling.
Add all of the ingredients of the filling to the food processor the same way you did with the crust.
Take the pan out of the freezer and add the layer of filling
Take a knife and scrape across the top to make sure the top of the cake has a flat surface
Put the pan back in the freezer. When you are ready to serve, take the cake out of the springform pan while it is still very frozen, and then let it thaw a bit once you take it out of the pan.
What are some of your favorite healthy desserts? Extra points if tell us how you incorporate your favorite superfoods! Share with us below or tag us on Instagram using #PhilosophieLove or #PhilosophieSuperfoods!