Maple nut "cheese" cake recipe
- Cuisine: Modern Australian
- Prep Time: 20 min(s)
- Serves 10
This maple nut "cheese" cake is my favourite dessert at the moment and I wonder if I will ever tire of it. The ground soaked nuts provide texture for the base and creaminess for the filling, meaning this dessert is also gluten, lactose and egg free. The soaking liquid from the nuts is full of nutrients so don’t throw it away. Either drink it yourself or give your plants a little drink.
1 cup each of unsalted walnuts and Brazil nuts, soaked in filtered water overnight
4 dates, soaked in 1½ cups filtered water for a few hours
½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
3 cups cashew nuts, soaked in filtered water overnight, then drained
150 ml maple syrup
1 tbsp psyllium husks
1 tbsp lecithin granules (non GM)
juice of 1 lemon
1 vanilla bean, split in half lengthways and seeds scraped
grated rind of 2 lemons
pinch of sea salt
150 ml coconut oil
2 cups mango flesh, blended
For the filling, place the soaking liquid from the dates in a blender or food processor, add the other ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour over the base. Chill until set, about an hour or so but better overnight.
Serve the cake with the mango coulis.
SBS cook’s notes
This recipe has been reproduced with minor SBS recipe style changes. | Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20˚C. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20ml; 1 cup equals 250ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55–60g, unless specified.
Recipe from Janella’s Wholefood Kitchen by Janella Purcell, with photographs by Heath Missen. Published by Allen & Unwin.
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