View Full Version : what bday cake to make?
03-20-2006, 08:14 AM
My daughter will be 1 on April 1, and I have always known she would have a raw cake...now that we have gotten closer, I am in a sea of indecisiveness :rolleyes: , I have yet to try the date nut torte, but DID make a carrot cake last week-one with crust for the bottom, carrots, frosting--I layered this and while it looked very pretty-(and tasted great)
we still had to sorta spoon it out.
I would like any rec for a cake that can be sliced easily and eaten with hands :p
oh, I *am* planning to make a cheesecake for guests (that always comes out PERFECTLY) and was wondering if I could easily have an all raw event for all the skeptical attendees :mad: :rolleyes: (in-laws)
what would YOU serve?
03-20-2006, 08:26 AM
You are brave! I haven't tried it yet, but I just read a thread here that RAVED about Alissa's chocolate cake! Also, which cheesecake recipe do you use? I've been wanting to try one, but I'm not sure which, and since you said yours always turned out good, I was hoping to try a "sure" thing! Thanks, and CONGRATS to you for making your daughters 1st birthday extra special by making it raw! I wish I had known 11 years ago...(my ds will be 11 on March 30 :( :D ....yes, its sad and happy to see them grow, enjoy the "little" days, they really don't last long!) HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AND GOOD LUCK WITH THE CAKE!
03-20-2006, 09:00 AM
Hi samadhisoul!! I did Alissa's Chocolate cake for my first raw birthday cake last year and it was superb!! It was a small celebration, just me and a close girlfriend and I gave half for her to bring home and I finished the rest over the next few days!! It was awesome! My friend, not raw, really digged it!! If I can remember it clearly, yes you can dig in with your fingers oh wait, i did just that on the very morning of my birthday!! :D
I sure think this will be a hit with your little girl, just maybe you want to spruce it up a little with some decorations? I did mine plain. Fact there is a picture of it here somewhere I posted, ah here it is http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10081&highlight=aisah see post number 2.
enjoy! hope you and your little girl have a wonderful birthday with a lovely raw cake to remember!!
best ~ a
03-20-2006, 09:14 AM
Wow, aisah, those pics were beautiful! I thought the cakes were beautiful, and the pumpkin pie was awsome...I want to make a pumpkin pie like that! Best of luck with the birthday cake!
03-20-2006, 09:24 AM
Though the chocolate cake that i made looked simple to me but the taste far surpassed its plain-jane look :p
I must say I would not mind digging my fingers into maydolphin10's version of chocolate cake!! it looks super yummy!!
03-20-2006, 10:23 AM
I use this cheesecake recipe, but with agave instead of honey--got babies in the house. for the topping i slice up some strawberries and let them sit in a bit of agave then spread once frozen.
Just Like Cheese Cake
by Juan, Judy and Alex
For the crust:
1 1/2 cups of almonds
1 cup of dates or 1/2 cup of honey
To make the crust, use a food processor and process the nuts and dates or honey until nice and fine. If you do not have a food processor use a blender but do not place all the ingredients at once but little at time or else it will burn out the blender. "Personal experience". Place the ingredients into a pie plate and press all around the pie plate, once this is done I put it in the fridge.
For the Cheese:
3 cups of cashews (soak in a bowl for at least an hour this will make them nice and soft)
1 cup of lemon juice (or fresh orange juice if you like less tart OR half and half)
1 cup honey
1 cup of coconut oil
1 teaspoon of vanilla
To make the cheese, blend the cashews, lemon, honey, coconut oil, vanilla, and 1/2 cup of water. Blend until smooth and adjust to taste.
Pour the cheese mixture onto the crust.
Place the cheesecake into the freezer until its nice and firm (I put it in for 3-4 hours tops).
Then I put cheesecake into the fridge for about an 1 hour.
03-20-2006, 11:19 AM
Thanks for the recipe.......I HAVE TO get to whole foods to get more cashews now! (I have short list that is growing!) Thanks again for the recipe!
03-20-2006, 06:08 PM
I have an almost 3 year old and the cake I have made for her birthday last year and will this year is as follows
2 cups almonds ground
tablespoon grapeseed oil (optional)
cup of soaked dates
rind of 2 oranges
1-2 tablespoons honey
tablespoon unsweetened cocoa (use carob if you wish)
blend all together and then pat into pie dish
cup of almonds ground
juice of an orange
2 tablespoons of honey (more to taste if you like)
tablespoon of grapeseed oil
I made this last time and forgot to put the date in teh cake mix so put in the icing instead and that also tasted great as the icing was then really creamy.
This year I am going to shape the cake ans my daughter has asked for a princess cake so am going to shape the 'dress' from the cake and then stick a dole in the top and decorate the base with either pink icing 9add strawberries?) or with pink material
Anyway hope this helps
I have other recipes if you want but this is the best for moulding and cutting like a real cake I find - and everyone loves it even if not raw - the other one the love is the date nut torte of Alissa's
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