¾ cup macadamia nuts
½ cup pistachio nuts
½ cup shredded coconut
6 dates (soaked in warm water for 30 minutes)
1 tsp coconut oil
2 cups cashew nuts (soaked in water for 6-8 hours)
¾ cup coconut oil
¼ cup rice malt syrup
¼ cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
½ cup coconut milk
2½ cups fresh or frozen mango (defrosted)
100g dried mango, finely chopped
* Makes approx 16 small cakes or 9 inch round cake.
Using a high speed blender, combine cashews, coconut oil, rice malt syrup, maple syrup, vanilla bean paste, coconut milk and mango on a low setting. Once combined, slowly increase the speed to keep the mixture moving – if it becomes too thick, add a splash of water or coconut milk and continue pulsing until the highest speed can be reached.
Let the mixture combine on the highest setting for at least 10 seconds to ensure a creamy consistency. Once done, stir in the chopped dried mango.
Using either small or large silicon moulds, pour mixture into moulds leaving ½cm off the top and tamp down (press lightly) to create consistency between each cake. Place in the freezer for a few hours until firm.
For the base, combine the macadamia and pistachio nuts in a blender until a textured crumb forms. Please note, it is not necessary to make fine crumbs as the variation in size adds texture to the final cake.
Add dates, shredded coconut and coconut oil and pulse until combined. Spread mixture evenly over firm cakes and pop back into the freezer until set.
Once set, pop out of the moulds and allow to defrost in the fridge. Serve and savour this deliciously healthy, guilt-free cake!