Raw Chocolate Orange Cake

My aunt is displaying her graduation art show on Saturday, she is three years into her studies and it is well worth celebrating so  on Saturday a bunch of people are coming over for dinner and so I am making a cake…

This one is NUT FREE – RAW – VEGAN – GLUTEN FREE But it is creamier than cream and it is abolutey delicious and oh, super simple. I use all organic products in my recepies.

This easy base is nut free and can be used as a base for any type of cake, this creamy chocolate orange one is my favourite.

The Bottom Layer is based on –

‹› 1 cup Sunflower Seeds

‹› 0.75 cup Pumpkin Seeds

‹› 1 cup Dates

The Topping is –

‹› 4 Avocados

‹› 125 g Agave Syrup

‹› 190 g melted Coconut Oil

‹› 120 g Cacao

‹› 1 tsp Vanilla Powder

‹› 1 tbsp Orange Oil ( make sure the one you get is not a cleaning product and to get it as pure as you can, preferably ORGANIC )

So Process the three ingedients for the base until fine and smooth.

Place on the bottom of a cake platter, on top of baking paper.

Not  Blend the ingredients for the top until smooth and then spread out evenly on top of the base, out is freezer over night and take them out to de-frost in the fridge about an hour before you serve them.

If you want to decorate it I would suggest keeping it simple since the cake itself is full of flavour and just sere it the a little bit of orange or raspberry jam on the side.




Sunflower Seed Pâté

This is a simple, quick recipe follow and once done, it can be enjoyed for days when kept cool in the fridge.

It is so easy to make a pâté yourself to put it on anything from your morning sandwich or to a nice little condiment to you dinner pasta.

All you need is a blender of some sort and these ingredients;

‹› 1½ Raw Unsalted Sunflower Seeds ( soaked for a few hours and then dried )

‹› 1 Tbsp Dried alt. fresh Parsley

‹› 1 Tbsp Dried alt. fresh Basil

‹› 1 Clove of Garlic

‹› ¼ Cup Olive Oil

‹› 4 Medium sized Carrots ( grated )

‹› 1 Lemon ( the juice )

‹› ¼ Tbsp Salt

‹› 1 Pinch Dried Cayenne and/or other sesoning of preference

Blend in your blender or process in your food processor all the (already soaked and dried off) sunflower seeds until they are trimmed down to a finer texture, texture will vary depending of what kind of blender/processor you have and if you prefer some crunch in your spread. Empty the blender from seeds and put them aside.

Put all the other ingredients in the blender and mix them until smooth.

Now put the Sunflower seeds back in the blender with the rest and mix it all together. Add Olive oil if you wish for your pâté to be creamier.

Experiment by for example adding tomato paste, and try out different herbs and seasonings to create other flavors.

‹› Note ~ Dried herbs usually have more taste then the fresh once so make sure to add a little extra when you are able to use the fresh ones.