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Old 09-25-2007, 02:17 PM
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Raspberry Chocolate Rhapsody Cake

This is my first attempt at making raw cake and I must say I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. Plus, it was so much fun, not to mention absolutely decadent!

A special thanks to my talented and creative friends, Fairygirl and Coonlie, for their inspiration.

Raspberry Chocolate Rhapsody Cake

Chocolate Brownie Layer:
2 cups walnuts
2 cups pecans
1 cup pitted dates
1/3 cup cacao
1/3 cup carob
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 Tbs water

Place walnuts and pecans in a food processor and process until ground.

Add dates, cacao, carob and vanilla extract. Process until well mixed.

Add the water and process briefly.


White Chocolate-Raspberry Layer:
(Adapted from Vanessa Sherwood's wonderful White Chocolate-strawberry Cheesecake)

1 cup frozen raspberries, thawed
1/2 cup cashews and/or macadamia nuts
3 Tbs melted coconut butter
1 Tbs melted cacao butter
2 Tbs honey or agave
1 tsp lemon juice
Pinch of salt

Blend in Vita-mix or high speed blender until smooth.


Coconut Vanilla Creme Topping:
1 cup young coconut meat
1/4 cup coconut or regular water
1/2 cup cashews, soaked
2 Tbs coconut butter, melted
1 Tbs honey or agave
2 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

Blend in Vita-mix or high speed blender until smooth. Put it fridge or freezer to thicken up.

Assembly:
In a springform pan or large plastic margarine tub lined with saran wrap, layer 1/2 of the chocolate mixture, followed by 1/2 of the raspberry mixture.

Put in freezer to set. Then repeat.

Again, let set in the freezer.

When the last raspberry layer has firmed up, gently transfer the cake onto a serving plate.

Cover with the Coconut Vanilla Cream topping.

If desired, decorate with chocolate sauce (just mix 1 part melted coconut oil with 1 part agave or maple syrup and 1 part cacao powder) and/or fresh raspberries.

Close your eyes and savor how scrumptious raw desserts can be!
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Old 09-25-2007, 02:52 PM
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Carmella,

That is absolutely lovely! I will be getting some r-berries so I can make this TONIGHT.

Thanks for sharing!

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Old 09-25-2007, 03:12 PM
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Carmella, that is one beautiful cake. It looks magical, the pink and brown together are so COOL!
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:38 PM
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(drooling all over!!!)

I am inspired....
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:54 PM
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Thanks everyone!

RawSeeker, that is so cool that you'll be making this tonite. Yippee! Do let us know how yours turns out!
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Old 09-25-2007, 06:22 PM
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wow this cake gets as close as
possible to being as beautiful as a women

its tied in 2nd place with a pick up truck
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Old 09-25-2007, 06:36 PM
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Dude, you're soooo funny! How about if we throw some maca in there?
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Old 09-25-2007, 06:38 PM
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Beautiful and yummy looking, Carmella! Great job with your creative abilities!
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:25 PM
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wow this cake gets as close as
possible to being as beautiful as a women

its tied in 2nd place with a pick up truck

hee hee. my jaw dropped seeing this cake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmy. I'm in LOVE with that cake...........how did it taste Carmella?
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Old 09-25-2007, 11:08 PM
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Oh my GOD!!! Can it be any better???

Boy!! Now if only I can make it look half that good for my Kandy Man...... hmmmm do you think he will be mine forever???



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No word of a lie...i seriously dreamed last nite that i was sharing that cake with you and don - and it was delicious (of course)!!!!!

Love it carmi!!!!
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:12 AM
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That looks amazing! It seems like such a task, but wow! I think I'm going to try to make that this weekend!
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:27 AM
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now THAT is a cake!!!
if i can scrounge up the ingredients, i will make this next week.
(think cashews would sub ok for the young coconut?)
we just don't have them here.
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:32 AM
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MR, is that a ford truck or chevy or a dodge or what type of truck?

Carmella,
How long did this temporal divine creation last

aisah,
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Boy!! Now if only I can make it look half that good for my Kandy Man...... hmmmm do you think he will be mine forever???
- if he's not hooked alredy, he's a dumbkoff

Misslinda,
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hee hee. my jaw dropped seeing this cake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmy. I'm in LOVE with that cake...........how did it taste Carmella?
no doubt, dooo tell us on the texture of the taste???
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:38 AM
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Yeah! Do tell! Does the white and chocolate layer have a nice crunch to it, and is the other part nice and moist?
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