Recipe Directions

Put the Walnuts, dates, and cinnamon in a food processor and process until smooth. Press into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan and set aside.

For the white layer, homogenize the cashews in a juicer or nut butter machine. Put the cashew butter in a food processor with the maple syrup, water, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Process until smooth.

For the red layer, place the stawberries, maple syrup and cinnamon in a blender and blend until smooth.

Assemble the cake into 4 layers on top of the crust. Spread half the white mixture over the crust, follow with half of the strawberry mixture. Freeze for 1 hour and then repeat the layers again. Freeze solid. Remove from freezer 30 min.s before serving garnish with berries and choco sauce and cut with warm knife.

Lilmzmoyer@yahoo.com's Thoughts

Better than Dairy Queen ice cream cake!

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Is there a way to get around the homogenization step? For instance, if I start with roasted cashews to begin with, can I just soak those to cheat a bit. I'm not sure why its consequential since it's frozen anyway. Anyone?

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I am drooling over this one - thanks!

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I'm not for sure. I soak the cashews and then run them through my samson juicer, using the nut butter blank plate. But before I had one of those juicers I use to just run them in my blender tell smooth.......:)

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I can't believe that's raw! Definitely going to give it a try! When you say put the cashews in the juicer to create a butter, do you mean just chucking them in after they have been soaked? We have a Soyabella to make nut milks and what is leftover from the cashews after making the milk, could that be used in this recipe to make the butter?

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Hi Nyuszi, yes, I am a raw/vegan gourmet chef. Are you? I can't wait to try your creation of the peanutbutter cookies! they look and sound FABULOUS!! :)

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Thanks angie, that is correct about the maple syrup, and yes, I have used vanilla extract when I did not have vanilla bean, and then I use 1tsp. :) Robin :)

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qdee, it looks like the amounts of maple syrup are listed with the other ingredients in each layer - the amount under the strawberries seems to go in the red layer.

This looks sooooo GOOD!!!!

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Thank you!

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THis looks GREAT!

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To lilmzmoyer@yahoo.com, which amount of maple syrup goes with the white layer and which one goes with the red layer?

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rawclaire- it looks like there is liquid in the vanilla part anyway, so however much liquid you get from the extract you could subtract it from the water measurement. (just a thought)

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I do think the vanilla bean could be substituted with vanilla extract, shouldn't matter that much! :)

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I don't have any vanilla bean, Can I just use vanilla extract?

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What a picture!! =O !!

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Gorgeous! It look and sounds perfect. Are you a chef? Thanks for sharing your recipe. :-)

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you are right angie, date paste is just that. And yes, again, almonds and/or pecans work great too.....:) My 8yr old can't get enough, for that matter neither can my hubby. I sell the heck out of them too. :) Thanks and Enjoy! :) (it's very easy and quick to make too)

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woah...this looks AMAZING!

thanks, i'll definitely be making this!

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angie - date paste is simply dates that have been pureed in a food processor or blender to a paste.

I think as a substitute for walnuts, you could use a combination of almonds and pecans. They together seem to work well in place of walnuts. I'm sure your son is gonna love this recipe!

Great job creating this lilmzmoyer!

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Beautiful! What is date paste? and what can I substitute for walnuts?

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This is a bee-utiful thang!!!

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Yummy, yummy in my tummy!

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Yes, pine nuts did work well too, and so did mac nuts.

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wow. this went staight in the recipe box. have you ever used another nut besides cashew?

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