This deliciously creamy dessert is perfect for cake-lovers around the world. The simple date crust is tasty and quick to make while the cream orange topping has a silky-smooth mouth feel. This cake is the perfect way to finish a meal or can be enjoyed as a sweet snack anytime.

Raw Orange and Ginger Slice [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Serves

9

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Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 2 1/4 cups gluten-free oats
  • 1 1/4 cups desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/8 hazelnuts
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger
  • 1 cup dried dates
  • 3/4 cup dates, soaked overnight
  • 1/8 cup water (optional)

For the Top Layer:

  • 1 1/2 cup cashews, soaked overnight
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
  • 1/4 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1/8 cup water
  •  1 orange, juiced and zested
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
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Preparation

To Make the Crust:

  1. Line a 9x9 cake tin with parchment paper.
  2. Add all the dry ingredients into a food processor and blend them into a crumbly texture.
  3. Add the dates, and blend the mixture again. If your dough is not holding together well, add 1/8 cup of water for a stickier texture.
  4. Push the dough with your hands into the lined tin and set it aside.

To Make the Cheesecake:

  1. Add all of the remaining ingredients, other than the turmeric, into the food processor. Ensure that none of the ingredients are cold or the coconut oil may solidify again.
  2. Blend until super creamy and pour half the cashew mixture over the slice base.
  3. Add the turmeric and blend again. Pour in the rest of the mixture and swirl together.
  4. Transfer into a freezer for at least 3 hours before cutting into 9 large slices.
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