Where I live in beautiful British Columbia there is a very famous and very very sinful cake called a “Nanaimo Bar” – it is rich with sugar, loads of butter, eggs ect – creamy, coconutty, sweet and I love it. I have created a healthy version of it that is just as creamy and the taste is heavenly. You would never know – it tastes just as sinful as the real Nanaimo bar, but it has no butter, no white sugar, no flour, no cream, no eggs!!
This version is made only with the healthiest ingredients so it is a cake that is actually good for you and it can satisfy the sweetest tooth. The kids love it and it feels great to serve something like this to the kids knowing it is not full of bad things.
Made of 3 layers.
1. layer: 1 cup (2 1/2 dl) of walnuts, 1 cup (2 1/2 dl) of dried coconut flakes, 8 pitted dates, 2 tbs agave sirup, 80g of melted dark good chocolate ( 80%)
Blend it all and press it into a cake tin like this
2.layer: 1 1/2 cup of raw unsalted cashew nuts -( soak them in water for 4 hrs or even better over night in the fridge) 4-5 table spoons of agave syrup, beans from half a vanilla pod. 1/3 cup of coconut oil melted, 1/3 cup of coconut butter. Blend it all together to a smooth cream.
Once the coconut/cashew cream has been blended into a smooth cream add it as a 2nd layer to the cake like this
3. layer: 1/2 cup of coconut oil. 100 grams of good dark chocolate, 3 table spoons of agave syrup, beans from half a vanilla pod -melt over low heat in a water bath and mix. Let it cool slightly and pour it over the cashew/ coconut cream. Put it in the deep freeze for a couple of hours before serving. I leave the cake in the freezer and take it out 1/2 -1 hr before serving.
What a great sounding dessert. Sinless instead of sinful is a good thing in my book.
Thanks so much Karen 🙂
Yum! Thank you adapting this classic. I have the right coconut oil…in my bathroom. Knew I needed to get it into the kitchen!
Ha ha – yes get that coconut oil into the kitchen Christin! For a while anyway 🙂
Your recipes all look and sound delicious -having tried several I know they are – the pictures are great – most enticing. Keep up the food work !!
Thanks Pat – that is so nice of you!!!
Oh this sounds awesome – amazing first layer, and everything on top.
Thank you!! You are right the first layer of the cake can actually be used on it’s own – very tasty.
Mm I believe that 😉
Oh Dog! That looks sooooo good!
Thank you rumpydog you are so kind 🙂
Dear Rumpydog you are so kind – Thank you!!