Raw Gingerbread Cake with Cashew Cream Cheeze Frosting

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A raw, flourless Holiday cake by Kokos Kitchen bursting with spicy gingerbread flavor made with nuts, dates, raisins, lemon zest and coconut sugar, topped with a deliciously tangy, lemon infused cashew cream cheeze frosting. Garnish with a sprinkling of raw pomegranate seeds, dried cranberries, or goji berries for a delectable pop of color (and a few extra antioxidants) and maybe a few cacao nibs too! Enjoy!


Gingerbread Cake: -

Raw Walnuts - 1 cup

Raw Almonds - 1 cup

Medjool Dates - 1 cup, pitted, soaked in for 10 mins in warm water

Raisins - 1 cup

Gingerbread Spice - 1 tsp

Salt - 1/8

Lemon Zest - 1 tsp

Coconut Sugar - 1/4 cup

Water - 1 TBSP

Cashew Cheeze Frosting: -

Cashews - 1 cup, soaked 2 hours

Lemon Juice - 2 TBSP

Coconut Oil - 2 TBSP

Vanilla Powder - 1/2 tsp

Xylitol - 1 TBSP

Maple Syrup - 2 TBSP

Lemon Zest, to garnish


1) In a food processor, process almond until roughly chopped.

2) Add walnuts, dates, raisins, salt, gingerbread spice, lemon zest, coconut sugar, and water.  Pulse until mixture just starts to ball up. This took me about 5 minutes of pulsing and scraping the processor down, pulsing and scraping the processor down, etc. If you overprocess, too much oil will release and the mix will be too sticky. You want the nuts to still be visible- not a puree.

3) When correct texture is reached, press into an 8 inch round pan. I used a parchment-lined springform for easy removal.

4) In a high speed blender or food processor, blend all of the topping ingredients until smooth.

5) Spread over nut mixture and garnish with lemon zest, and any other desired topping such as dried cranberries, cacao nibs, pomegranate seeds, etc.

About Koko Brill

Koko Brill is a certified raw foods chef, as well as a pastry school graduate. She also holds a certificate in aromatherapy. Koko runs Koko's Kitchen where she shares recipes, stories, and information on everything from essential oils and spiritual swagger to reviews of restaurants and stories from her own daily life and travels. When she isn't in her kitchen, she can be found working on her fitness, reading, day dreaming, traveling or working on her raw granola and fresh pressed juice company, Koko Raw Koko has a fun, relaxed approach to eating healthy and raw and believes that anyone can do it! She knows that everyone is at a different place in their healthy eating journey and she embraces that, and is happy to help along the way.

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