Raw Black Forest Cake




Raw Black Forest Cake


  • Chocolate layer: – 1 cup almond meal
  • – 1 cup walnut
  • – 1 cup raisins
  • – ½ cup flaxseed meal
  • – 3 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • – 2 tbsp melted raw cacao butter
  • Vanilla layer: – 1 ½ cup cashews soaked overnight
  • – ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • – 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • – 1/3 cup (or ½ cup if you are sweet tooth) agave syrup
  • – ½ cup melted raw cacao butter
  • Cherry layer: – 500-600 g fresh cherries
  • – 2-3 tbsp agave or maple syrup
  • – 1 tbsp lucuma powder (optional)
  • – 2-3 tbsp cherry liqueur


  1. Process walnuts in your food processor until finely chopped. Add almond meal, raisins, flaxseed meal and cacao powder and process 2-3 minutes. Pour crumbly mixture into a bowl.
  2. Take ½ cup of crumbly mixture, pour in the another bowl and add 2 tbsp melted cacao butter. Mix very well. Press this mixture into a pan or a silicone mould and place into a freezer.
  3. Divide remaining crumbly mixture into 2 parts and set aside.
  4. Wash cherries, remove the stems, pit cherries. Place them into the food processor and process until roughly chopped. Squeeze the chopped cherries with your hands to release juice. Add 2 tbsp your choice of syrup and lucuma. Mix and place in the fridge.
  5. Drain soaked cashews and blend all the ingredients of the vanilla layer untill smooth.
  6. Take the pan with cake base from the freezer and cover with cherry mixture and vanilla mixture. Then pour one part of the crumbly mixture. Repeat layer by layer.
  7. Place your cake in the freezer and let it set for 2 hours.
  8. Decorate with fresh cherries and chocolate flakes.



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