Raw Chocolate Orange Cake

Its a new year. If you are resolving to eat better but still want a well deserved treat every so often, try this raw food.
chocorange cake
Makes an 8” round
Ingredients:
For the base:
• 1 cup buckwheat groats
• 1 cup of organic almonds
• 8 pitted dates
• pinch of pink salt
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon
• 50ml coconut oil
 For the filling:
• 400g cashew nuts (soaked for 2 hours and rinsed)
• Juice of 2 oranges
• Zest of 2 oranges
• 180g coconut oil
• 100g coconut sugar
• 1 teaspoon cold-pressed vanilla powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 4 teaspoons cacao powder
 Method:
For The Base:
  1. In the blender, blend the buckwheat and almonds to a fine powder.
  2. Add in the salt and cinnamon.
  3. Whilst still blending add in the dates.
  4. When they are broken down, add in the coconut oil and pulse until your base becomes a sticky dough.
  5. Press into your cake ring and place into the fridge until the next layer is ready. Tip: Making your hand slightly wet when pressing this down with make it so much easier to handle.
For The Cake:
  1. Zest and juice the oranges.
  2. Melt the coconut oil over a low heat.
  3. Place all of the ingredients except the cacao powder in to the blender and blend until super-smooth.
  4. Pour on to your cake base, saving a little bit of the mix in the blender jug.
  5. Add your cacao powder to the remaining mixture and quickly blend.
  6. Pour this onto your cake to decorate and swirl with the end of a spoon or cocktail stick to create a marble affect.

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