Raw Rainbow and Vitamin Bomb Cake

Let’s talk about gay rights. And about a cake I made in celebration of a big milestone being achieved for same-sex couples in Germany.

This cake embraces plenty of different flavours (you won’t believe how much fruit I managed to squeeze in there) as symbol of embracing differences among us and showing respect towards each other. You can literally taste the rainbow with this cake. It is jam packed with Vitamins and superfoods like Moringa, Spirulina and good old Turmeric. It is the fruitiest cake I’ve ever tasted that could also pass as an ice cream.

Why this cake?

This Friday a big vote happened in Germany. Germany finally voted yes to legalise gay marriage and to change adoption rights making it easier for same sex couples to adopt – they have been the 14th nation in the EU (out of 28 nations… come on people!) to grant equal rights to same-sex couples… are you surprised as well that this hasn’t happened ages ago already???? Guys, we are not living in the medieval times anymore! Love is bigger than politics.

Even though being against the reform herself along with her CDU/CSU colleagues, chancellor Angela Merkel paved the way for the move this week by allowing members of her conservative bloc a free vote on the question. She said: “I hope that the vote today not only promotes respect between the different opinions but also brings more social cohesion and peace.”

With Angela herself not in favour of providing all of Germany’s citizens with the same rights, luckily the parliament did vote in favour of the gay marriage bill!

If you wanna read more about this, here is an article/video summarising it quite well.


Unlike ordinary cakes, this raw food variant does not have to be baked, but instead- as the name implies – is prepared with raw ingredients. Following a healthy diet vs. sweet cravings – one does not have to exclude the other. This delicious cake, like my other raw recipes, supports a healthy lifestyle as it consists entirely of fresh & healthy ingredients. I do not use flour or sugar in my raw recipes but instead use nuts like almonds or cashews, fresh fruit and dates. This is not only a treat for your taste-buds, but also incredibly nutritious: nuts contain abundant amounts of protein, fibre and healthy fats. The dates and fruit are rich in minerals, calcium, copper, zinc, potassium, magnesium and contain many vitamins – who would have thought that a cake can be so healthy while being so delicious?

In case you don’t have all the ingredients or don’t like a certain fruit just make less layers and I promise it’ll still be super tasty. I used a 23cm diameter spring form. The recipe works well with fresh and with frozen fruit. Oh and if you are a very serious raw foodie, substitute the maple syrup with agave.

Prep time Cook time Total Time
45 min 0 min – freezing time: 8hrs, thawing time: 3 hrs 45 min

Allergy advice: 
Contains fruit sugar and nuts

Warning:
Do not start making this if you need a cake today – it will need to be in the freezer for at least 6 hours…


Ingredients:

Dough

  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 140g soft pitted dates
  • 200g almonds
  • 1 pinch of salt

Base

  • 4 cups of cashews (soaked over night)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup raw nut milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 150g (refined) coconut oil – I you love the coconut taste use unrefined

Red

  • 1 cup base mix
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 cup strawberries

Orange – aka golden Milk

  • 1 cup base mix
  • 2 tbsp turmeric
  • 2 tbsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup raw nut milk
  • 1/8 cup coconut oil
  • 1/8 cup Maple syrup

Yellow

  • 1 cup base mix
  • 1 cup peeled mango

Green

  • 1 cup base mix
  • 2 peeled kiwi
  • 1 tbsp Moringa powder
  • 1/8 cup maple syrup

Blue

  • 1 cup base mix
  • 1 big ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp blue Spirulina powder

Purple

  • 1 cup base mix
  • 1 cup blackberries/ blueberries

Instructions:

  1. To make cutting and serving really easy and to avoid stickiness cut out a 24cm diameter circle of parchment paper
  2. Line the base of your cake dish with this circle of parchment paper.
  3. Press the dough into the dish (max. 1cm thick) and then place into freezer
  4. And it is already time to make the filling throw all ingredients for the base in your food processor or blender and blitz until very smooth, then pour into a big jug.
  5. Now start with the first layer (no need to clean the blender): add in the strawberries, salt and 1 cup of your base mix – pour the mix onto the “dough” – then put into preezer for about 5-10mins while you prepare the next layer.
  6. Repeat the above steps for all remaining five layers with giving the blender a quick clean in between.
  7. Now freeze for 6-8 hours.
  8. Take out about 3 hours before you want to eat it.
  9. Decorate it if you wish 🙂 et voilà!

Notes:

There is a big variety of decorations:

  • Any flowers
  • Coconut flour or chips
  • I made a peace sign out of the remaining dough
  • You can also make power balls by rolling left over pieces of dough to balls and placing them on top
  • Any fruit like Blueberry or Strawberry


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Wait, there is more to try for yourself:

Breakfast & Snacks
Lunch & Dinner
Baking & Shaking

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