This raw cake doesn’t require baking and is missing white flour, sugar and other unhealthy ingredients, but it’s not lacking in flavor!  I love making this one for my kid’s birthday. You can customize the cake by omitting the syrup and adding more banana slices instead. Or, by not using any bananas and putting in more strawberries.

Ingredients:

For cake:

2 cups walnuts

1 small avocado

1/2 cup pitted dates

1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup  cranberries
1/3 cup shredded coconut
1 tsp. vanilla extract

For syrup:

4 tbsp. agave nectar

2 tbsp. cocoa powder

For decoration:

2 bananas, sliced

6 large strawberries, sliced

1/4 cup almond slices (optional)

4 mango slices (optional)

Grind the walnuts in food processor. Add avocado and the dates and process until thoroughly mixed. Add cocoa powder and vanilla and process again. Add  cranberries and mix. Press the mixture into a pie plate with spatula. Refrigerate for 30-60 mins.

Mix the syrup ingredients together and spread the syrup on top of the cake.

Decorate with sliced fresh strawberries , banana slices and maybe, almonds or mango slices.

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