Yogi Cake

Yogi Cake
Recipe by Lauren, Ascension Kitchen
Lauren from Ascension Kitchen has created this utterly delicious Yogi Cake, which we’re delighted to share today. The name for this recipe was inspired by her love for Yoga. The recipe incorporates lots of beneficial spices like Ginger, Cinnamon and Cardamom, alongside some Lucuma for delicious sweetness.


YOGI CAKE
Fills an 8 inch cake tin

 
INGREDIENTS - BASE

1 cup pecans (ideally activated)
1 cup coconut flakes
8 medjool dates, pitted
¼ cup lucuma powder
¼ teaspoon coarse sea salt
1 heaped tablespoon freshly grated ginger
2 teaspoons liquorice root powder
A few good grinds of black pepper
Zest of one orange

METHOD

  1. Whiz the pecans in a food processor till crumbly.
  2. Add the lucuma, ginger, licorice powder, salt and pepper and blitz again till combined.
  3. Now add the dates, one at a time, you’ll start to get a nice dough. Add the coconut flakes and orange zest last.
  4. Press the mixture into the bottom of an 8 inch cake tin lined with baking paper, and use the back of a spoon to flatten the surface, then pop in the freezer to set.

You could actually just roll this mixture into balls and call it a day if you didn’t want to go to the effort of making the whole cake – this base is delicious

INGREDIENTS - FILLING

1½ cups of cashews (soaked overnight or 8 hours)
½ cup chai tea
½ cup nut milk
1/3 cup maple syrup (or coconut nectar)
¼ cup lucuma powder
1/3 cup coconut butter
1/3 cup extra virgin coconut oil
1 chopped vanilla bean
1½ teaspoons cinnamon powder
½ teaspoon nutmeg powder
½ teaspoon ginger powder
¼ teaspoon cardamom powder
Zest of one orange
½ cup, or more, coconut flakes to decorate

METHOD

  1. If your coconut butter and oil is cold and hard, warm it gently over a bowl of hot water till it becomes soft/liquid.
  2. Blend everything except the orange zest well, until nice and creamy. Fold through the orange zest.
  3. Pour the mixture over the cake base and sprinkle liberally with coconut flakes – don’t skip this part – the crunchy texture on top adds to the wow factor.
  4. Set in the freezer for three to four hours before serving.