Apr 15, 2010

Walnut Spiced Tea Cake

I've had a small ABUNDANCE of WALNUTS in my pantry of late after finding some on sale in bulk, so I thought what better to do with these amazing little bundles of goodness than make a WALNUT CAKE!

I found a recipe a while ago here but decided to alter things just a little - mainly on the icing.

For the cake, you'll need...

3 cups dry walnuts
1 cup medjool dates
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp mixed spice (try more, I would next time, LOVE THE SPICE)
1/2 tbsp agave

Blend all this in a food processor until combined well looking like firm moist dough.

Pull it all out of your blender and dump it on a pretty plate. Then using your hands shape it into whatever shape you want your cake to be - round, square, STAR!

Then for the icing, I used...

1/2 small organic orange (peel and all)
1/4 cup pre-soaked cashews
1 tbsp coconut oil
4 tsp hot water
2 tsp agave
1/2 tsp mixed spice

Blend all ingredients in a blender/food processor/mini bullet until smooth and creamy! Easy!
I added the hot water bit by bit in experimentation, so if you want more or less, IT'S YOUR CAKE NOW!

NOTE: If you don't have a really good blender, chop the orange as much as you can before blending

Once you're happy with your frosting (TASTE it, add more spice, add more agave, experiment), spread as much or as little of YOUR tasty frosting all over your cake.

Decorate with coconut flakes, cashew nuts, mixed spice, cinnamon, orange pieces... use your imagination!!

Best served mid-morning... in the sunshine... feet up... with a cup of herbal tea - ooh try an orange spiced tea :)

Enjoy. Indulge. Surrender to relaxtaion.

And keep Following Your Bliss :)

1 comment:

  1. This looks delicious! Definitely want to start trying some of your amazing recipes. Thanks for sharing!