Our dear furry friends,
not wanting to leave you too long without inspiration, here is a recipe from the famous Charlotte Mabon cake library we would like to share with you.

It happened one afternoon before a birthday celebration for which we had promised a Berry-Nice-Cheesecake.

Horror and spite! the little elves cried. Vital red, black and blue fruity berry ingredients were missing and worse still, the essential spring-form cake tin was nowhere to be seen…

Before we burned our frocks and threw ourselves in the river, we scratched our heads and ruffled our brows and came up with something new, and it worked out rather spectacularly.

Get ready for
Sticky-bottom chocolate and orange cheesecake surprise!

Base

1 cup almonds

¼ cup dates

¼ cup desiccated coconut

1 tbs oat milk, nut milk or just water (to make oat or nut milk, blend 1/4 cup soaked oat groats/ nuts with 1 cup water and strain )

1 tbs maple syrup or other liquid sweetener of choice

¼ tsp salt

Grind the nuts til you have a breadcrumb like mix ingredients in a food processor. Add the coconut and dates. Blend some more then add the maple syrup and water. We had to make a base that would stand up on its own so adding the liquid ingredients made it sticky and pliable so you can easily sculpt the base sides.

Orange Cream

1 cup orange juice

¾ cup cashew nuts

2 tbs coconut oil

6 soft dates

¼ tsp salt

Combine in a blender til you have a silky cream. We were planning to leave it there as an orange cheese cake but it felt a bit one-dimensional. Enter the chocolate cream… Heavens!

Chocolate cream

½ cup cashews

1 ½ tbs coconut oil

1 cup oat milk / nut milk

3 dates

½ tsp vanilla

2 tbs cacao butter

¼ cup ground cacao beans (or cacao powder)

1 tbs cocoa powder

1 tbs maple syrup

Combine in a blender as you did the orange cream.

To marble the cake, pour the two creams in alternating stripes into your sculpted base. With a chopstick, draw lines across the cake at right angles to the stripes. When you’ve got it looking good STOP! To much messing and you’ll end up with a yellow-brown sludge – remember primary school art class…?

It’s a delicately light yet deliciously rich combination and the sharp refreshing bite of the thick orange wedges on top balances the whole affair resulting in a crowd-melting chocgazmatronic hero of a cake. Looks alright too…

Chok on little elves.. til the next time.

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