This lovely cake has a cookie crust, two blueberry layers, a creamy vanilla chia layer, and a delicious topping of dairy-free ganache.This cake looks fancy, but prep is simple, using minimal ingredients and special equipment. This also lasts for quite some time, so if you're prepping it for an event you can make it ahead of schedule and keep it refrigerated until the special day.

Blueberry Rainbow Chia Cake With Chocolate Ganache [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Ingredients

For the Base:

  • 5/3 ounces vegan cookies of your choice (gluten-free, raw, etc...)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil

For the First Layer:

  • 1/2 a 14-ounce can of coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • 1 1/12 teaspoons agar agar
  • A pinch of salt

For the Second Layer:

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons agar agar

For the Chia Layer:

  • 1/2 a 14-ounce can of coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar with real vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons agar agar
  • A pinch of salt

For the Chocolate Topping:

  • 1 14-ounce can coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons agar agar
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Preparation

To Make the Base:

  1. In a food processor, blend the cookies into a crumble. Add coconut oil and mix to combine.
  2. Line a springform pan with baking paper and press the dough for the base into the bottom, using a spoon to make sure it is compact. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.

To Make the First Layer:

  1. Wash the berries, then blend using a hand blender.
  2. Add all other ingredients, except for agar agar, into a saucepan. Heat gently, stirring constantly with a whisk. When it begins to boil, add agar agar and continue to heat for 5 more minutes, stirring constantly. Let cool down, then refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.

For the Second Layer:

  1. Wash the berries, then add to a saucepan with sugar and lemon juice. Heat, crushing the berries with a fork until their texture resembles jam. Add agar agar and heat for another 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Remove cake pan from the refrigerator, pour the batter, then return to refrigerator for 30 minutes.

For the Chia Layer:

  1. Add all ingredients, except agar agar, to a saucepan and heat, stirring constantly with a whisk. When it boils, add agar agar and continue to heat for 5 minutes, still stirring.
  2. Pour the batter over the second layer, let cool, then return to refrigerator for 10 minutes.

For the Chocolate Layer:

  1. Add all ingredients, except agar agar, to a saucepan and heat, stirring constantly with a whisk. When it boils, add agar agar and continue to heat for 10 minutes, still stirring.
  2. Pour the chocolate layer on top. When it cools, cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours.
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