Brace yourself, for this is quite simply the tastiest guilt-free dessert I’ve shared with you yet. Perfect timing too, just in time for Mother’s Day, writes Evie Waxman.
So, it’s official, the banana is out of the skin; the chocolate is naked on the table top, and the blender ready for action. I am here to show you (on paper of course) how you can blend these two flavours into a cashew fudge mix to make a loving afternoon cake for you and the gang… or just for you.
500g Cashews (soaked for 8 hours)
3 tbsp of melted coconut oil
2 tbsp of coconut nectar
4 drops of banana essence ( I bought mine from Lakeland )
Himalayan Salt (sprinkle)
1 tbsp of melted coconut oil
You can get all these ingredients at your local supermarket.
Method in the madness.
Soak the cashews for 8 hours in warm water.
(8 hours later)
– Blend the cashews, almonds, pecan and dates into the mixer. Once thoroughly blended, scrape the sides so the mix is all back in the blender bowl and add in the tbsp. of coconut oil. Blend again until mixture is bind together.
– Line a tray and press the mixture into the tray. Smooth over with the back of the large tbsp. spoon so it’s all even.
– Leave in the fridge whilst making the banana chocolate fudge mix.
– Using a clean blender, add in the soaked cashews, dates, the vanilla, the banana essence, the cacao and blend for 3-5 minutes.
– Then add in the nectar, the melted coconut oil and the Himalayan salt and blend.
– Keeping blending until the mixture is of a very smooth consistency.
– Taste it. It’s obligatory. (Great, right?)
– Using a spatula, scrape out the mix onto the base you made earlier. Smooth into tray so it is evenly spread across the base.
– Once smoothed over, place in the freezer for 4 hours.
– Enjoy on its own or with some whipped coconut cream and melted chocolate.
Keep in the fridge for 3 days or in the freezer for 3 weeks.
Share the love this month by making your mum this delicious guilt-free cake. Enjoy, and send me your own versions of this.
Please note that if banana is your favourite flavour, as it is mine, this is seriously addictive, and you may not want to share.
Bare that in mind!