Summer vibes coming your way today care of this scrummy lemon berries and cream slice cake. Velvety smooth cashew-coconut based lemon cream is sandwiched between an extra-almondy crust (thanks to the addition of almond extract) and juicy sweet summer berries. Best eaten cold and oh so refreshing!
I made this whole thing in my Blendtec Designer 725 Blender and used the Twister Jar for the crust. It was easy as pie and the best part is it cleans itself–just push a button. Blendtec is having a VIP Sale now through 6/18/17 where you can save up to $180 OFF select NEW Blendtec models+ FREE shipping! (affliate link — see note at end of post)
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recipe after the jump…
Lemon Berries & Cream Slice Cake
Yield 12 2" bars
This beauty is perfect for afternoon snack or tea, obvi as dessert (and totally ok as breakfast if you're like me!) and a total show stopper at parties! I served this in bite sized pieces for a clients party last week and everyone raved about it. I mean who doesn't love berries and cream?!
- 1/2 cup raw almonds or almond meal
- 6 medjool dates, pitted
- 1/4 cup desiccated coconut, unsweetened
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 cup raw cashews, soaked for at least 2 hours to overnight
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- meat from 1 young coconut (about 1/2-3/4 cup)
- zest from 1 lemon
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup mixed fresh berries, sliced if large
- edible flower petals to garnish
Process crust ingredients into a crumbly paste in a food processor or blender attachment such as the Blendtec Twister Jar shown in this post. Press crust into a parchment lined brownie pan.
Blend all of the cream ingredients until smooth and creamy in a high speed blender. Spread cream over crust and smooth top with a rubber spatula.
Arrange berries and flower petals on top of cream layer.
Freeze cake until solid, 8 hours or overnight.
Let cake sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before slicing.
Cut cake into 12 bars and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Store leftover cake covered in freezer until ready to eat. Will keep frozen for a few months.
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Maple syrup can be substituted with coconut nectar syrup or agave syrup.
Green/young/jelly coconuts are larger and have the husk intact as shown in the photo above. They are mainly used for coconut water. You may also find young Thai coconuts that have been husked in the refrigerated section at your market. These are easier to open. Do not use a mature coconut (husked with hard dark inner shell) as the meat will be too hard.
If you can’t find young coconuts you can use 1/4 cup raw virgin coconut oil instead of the young coconut meat.
Wares used in this post: Blendtec Designer 725 with Twister Jar (affliate link: Save up to $180 OFF Select NEW Blendtec Models with VIP pricing + FREE Shipping! Limited time only!), Sweet Gum Co. serving board and salt spoon, Nade Studio naturally dyed table linens, East Fork Pottery ceramic bowl, Facture Goods brass and wood measuring spoons, Bee-Eco Wraps beeswax food wrap.
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