Raw Vegan Banana & Caramel Cake

I love dates.

And not just because I am originally from Dubai, but because you can do so much with these beauties, and they bring such sweetness into our lives.

A few fun facts about dates:

  • There are over 1000 date varieties in the world.They grow in warm climates such as the Middle East, California, Arizona, and Florida.
  • They grown on palm trees and are considered a fruit.
  • Dates are naturally sweet, but good for you. Eating one or two dates in the morning, and using dates to avoid artificial sweeteners is a great idea.

What will you need to make this rich, moist and oh so sweet cake, you ask? 

Ingredients

For the CRUST

  • 1/3 cup Oats
  • 1/3 cup Chia Seeds, Raisins & Pistachio (mix)
  • 1/2 cup dates or 5 dates 
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • Pinch of Salt 

For the FILLING

  • 4 Dates
  • 2 Frozen Bananas
  • 2 tbsp Almond Butter
  • 1 Vanilla pod or 1 tsp Vanilla extract

Method

For the base,

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until you have a dough like consistency. This may take a little bit of time, seeing as the nuts are quite stubborn to grind. 
  2. Place/line parchment paper inside your mold of choice (15cm x 15cm) and lay the blended crust mixture down evenly
  3. Place the crust in the freezer while you work on your caramel banana filling for about 10 mins

 For the banana & caramel filling,

  1. Combine all ingredients in your food processor and mix until the texture is smooth and creamy. This can take up to 5-7minutes to blend properly.
  2. Place the filling over your crust, spreading it evenly, and leave it in the freezer to sit for about 2 hours or keep in the fridge overnight.

Sweet, Rich & Moist