Rawsome Poppy seed (Christmas) cake with Oranges and Carob Powder

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Details:

  • Rawsome
  • Simple & Quick to prepare
  • Light & Modifiable
  • Poppy seeds & Carob delight

A few weeks ago my sister-in-law came by – just in time for this sweet Poppy seed cake I was making. While playing with D., she saw me mix the layer ingredients and put filling in -> then off to freezer. Apparently the process seemed too easy because she suddenly exclaimed ‘’is that really all you do to make this cake?’’. ‘Yes, darling, that’s all I do’. She seemed intrigued and somewhat hungry. Not going to tell D. who (read my hungry sister-in-law) ate his favorite biscuits that day, no, no.  

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I had a cup of poppy seeds sitting in my pantry for a while (embarrassing to say how long exactly), so when I stumbled upon Pomes Pomes website and her Vegan Poppy seed cake, I took a sticky note and started to write it down.

I changed a few things along the way:

  • No nuts for the crust (as my 2 year old has tried only cashews at that point, hazelnuts and almonds were a no go.
  • No frosting – I added carob powder to the filling.
  • Added pitted dates to crust.

Raw-some Poppy Seed Cake with Oranges

Our raw & vegan poppy seed (Christmas) cake with oranges and carob powder just melts in the mouth. It is simple to make yet incredibly delicious and sweet. 
CourseDessert
CuisineEuropean
Freezer Time 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients

Crust

  • 100 g medjool dates, pitted
  • 50 g seeds mix, flax, chia seeds
  • 50 g golden raisins, soaked in water if desired
  • 2 tbsp organic coconut oil, melted
  • orange peels or 1 drop cooking orange oil , optional

Filling

  • 200 g raw cashews, soaked
  • 60 g poppy seeds, soaked
  • 6 tbsp organic coconut oil, melted
  • 4 tbsp agave nectar
  • 2 tbsp carob powder
  • juice from one medium orange

Instructions

Crust

  • Place all crust ingredients in food processor and pulse until a sticky dough consistency is formed ( mine gets into a ball).
  • Spread the crust dough evenly in a freezable container with a spatula or a fork. I use a freezer-friendly glass container (see similar on Amazon) and place in freezer for 10 to 20 min until crust gets harder.

Filling

  • Place soaked cashews and poppy seeds in food processor and pulse until smooth.
  • On low heat (really low) melt coconut oil and add to cashews and poppy seeds.
  • Add orange juice, carob powder and agave and mix well until combined. 
  • Spread over the crust and let sit in the freezer for about 30 minutes. 

Recipe Notes

 
SOAKING
I always soak cashews and seeds overnight for better (and healthier results).
Some websites  (like this one ) share quick ways to make you cashews soft and ready to blend. However,  I prefer going the old fashioned way - soaking over night. There are numerous articles that talk about the benefits of soaking nuts and seeds - see that one and this one
CRUST:
If your crust looks dry when blending, try adding 1-2 tbsp of orange juice and proceed with pulsing. Drier crust usually results from too dry (not fresh) dates and/or raisins. 
FILLING
I left some of the poppy seeds (strained) out of the food processor to get more of the poppy feeling when consumed, but that is totally optional. 

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