Party in Paradise | Raw Cake in a Cup
“This tastes like what people eat in paradise!” – My roomie, professional food magician
(It’s true! He is very, very talented at making my desserts disappear).
But in all seriousness, this tastes incredible. Like food-gasmicly, bliss-bloominly, triple-unicornly phenomenal. Forget my other recipes. Make this one. You won’t regret it, I promise.
The crust in this cake is nuttily sweet, slightly salty, and simply divine layered with a creamy coconut cashew filling. I originally made this with a blackberry topping, but it was devoured before I could whip out my camera. So I re-created this with a ripe kiwi, as shown in the pictures, and you can go without fruit toppings or mix it up with whatever you wish!
I highly recommend you serve this up with a side of epic dance-offs, like we did last night. Try a lick of bliss and a LOT of booty shaking! After all, a dance party a day keeps the doctor away!
So get ready to blast those beats, unleash your inner party animal, make your cake and eat it too!! 😀
INGREDIENTS (makes 8 cute cups):
Layer 1, 3 & 5 (aka the best crust EVER!!):
- 2 cups macadamia nuts
- 1 cup dates
- 1 cup pistachios
- ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
Layer 2 & 4 (gloriously decadent filling):
- 1 cup cashews
- 1 cup extra-virgin coconut oil
- ½ cup coconut milk
- ½ cup maple syrup or raw honey
Optional blackberry topping (the original creation):
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 cup dates
- 1 cup coconut milk
OR try different fruit toppings, like the blended kiwi shown in the picture (I just love the rich green colour)!
- sliced almonds
- gogi berries
Blend all crust ingredients (macadamia nuts, dates, pistachios, coconut) in food processor and happily press a layer into bottom of cups.
Blend all filling ingredients (cashews, coconut milk, coconut oil, maple syrup) and pour on top of crusty layer.
Alternate layers of crust with filling until all ingredients are used up! Try not to eat the whole darn delicious thing at once.
Blend the topping and pour on top. Garnish with pretty lil almond slices and heaps of love!
And the most important step… dig in!! 😀 Bliss out, my darlings. Go wild! xo