Paleo Raw Vanilla Choc Berry Layer Cake3

Paleo Raw Vanilla Choc Berry Layer Cake.

There really are no words required for the epic-ness of a cake! We made this Paleo Raw Vanilla Choc Berry Layer Cake using Norbu, which is a new natural sweetener we’ve been having fun with lately! You can read more about Norbu here!

A special warning comes with this Paleo Raw Vanilla Choc Berry Layer Cake: PLEASE make sure you have a group of friends to share it with… it’s dangerously yummy, we said “just a little bit more” a few too many times!

We’re also SUPER excited that this recipe is included in the FREE Norbu  recipe eBook! To get your hands on the FREE eBook just click here! 

Paleo Raw Vanilla Choc Berry Layer Cake2 Be sure to share your merrymaker creations with us on social media, just use #themerrymakersisters so we don’t miss it!

Yum Paleo Raw Vanilla Choc Berry Layer Cake get in our bellies!

Always merrymaking,

Emma + Carla

paleo raw vanilla choc berry layer cake  

paleo raw vanilla choc berry layer cake
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 30 min
Stuff you need
For the base
  1. 1 cup raw walnuts
  2. 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  3. 2 tbs. coconut oil
  4. 1 tbs. raw cacao powder
  5. 2 tsp. Norbu (or 1 tbs. honey)
For the chocolate layer
  1. 2 cups raw cashews (soaked in water overnight)
  2. 1 ¼ cup coconut milk
  3. 1/3 cup coconut oil
  4. 2 tbs. raw cacao powder
  5. 1 tbs. Norbu (or 2 tbs. honey)
  6. Pinch of salt
For the berry filling
  1. 1 1/2 cup raspberries (fresh or thawed frozen)
  2. 2 tbs. chia seeds
For the vanilla layer
  1. 2 cups raw cashews (soaked in water overnight)
  2. 1 ¼ cup coconut milk
  3. 1/3 cup coconut oil
  4. 2 tsp. Norbu (1 tbs. honey)
  5. 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  6. Pinch of salt
For the chocolate shards
  1. ½ cup coconut oil melted
  2. 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
  3. 1/3 cup nut butter
  4. 1 tbs. coconut sugar (for sprinkles!)
Now what
  1. Line the base of a 20 cm spring form cake tin with baking paper and grease the edges with a little coconut oil.
  2. Start with the base. In a food processor (we use our Vitamix), place the walnuts, coconut, raw cacao powder and Norbu.
  3. Whiz these ingredients until a fine meal forms.
Add the coconut oil and continue to whiz until the mixture becomes a smooth butter.
  4. Transfer in to the prepared cake tin and press the base down, making sure you press it out evenly, covering the entire base.
  5. Place in to the freezer.
  6. Now to start with the chocolate layer. Drain and rinse the cashews and place them in to the food processor along with the coconut milk, coconut oil, Norbu, raw cacao and salt.
  7. Whiz until completely smooth, this will take around 5 minutes.
  8. Pour the chocolate layer mixture on top of the base and place back in to the freezer.
  9. Now for the berry filling! Rinse the food processor and add the raspberries, whiz until pureed. Add the chia seeds and whiz once again. Pour the berry filling on top of the chocolate layer and place in to the freezer.
  10. Rinse the food processor, now it’s time to start the vanilla layer!
  11. Drain and rinse the cashews and place them in to the food processor along with the coconut milk, coconut oil, Norbu, vanilla and salt.
  12. Whiz until completely smooth, this will take around 5 minutes (just like the chocolate layer!).
  13. Pour the vanilla layer mixture on top of the berry filling and place back in to the freezer for 2 hours.
  14. Meanwhile it’s time to make this cake EXTRA fancy with some chocolate shards!
  15. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  16. In a food processor, place the coconut oil, raw cacao powder, nut butter and whiz until smooth and glossy. This will take around 5 minutes.
  17. Pour the chocolate on to the prepared baking tray and place in to the freezer for at least 10 minutes.
  18. Once set, break the chocolate in to shards.
  19. Once the cake is set take the cake out of the freezer and rub the outside of the cake tin with a hot cloth and release the spring form slowly (you may need to run a knife around the edge).
  20. Place on to a cake stand, top with chocolate shards and sprinkle with coconut sugar!
  21. Cut in to slices with a hot knife and enjoy! Store leftovers in the freezer and thaw out when you’re ready for a slice of epic raw cake!
MERRYMAKER TIP
  1. Too many layers? Feel free to skip one of them!
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  3. I’ve recently discovered your website after hearing you girls on That Paleo Show (yes I’m behind, slowly catching up hehe) I bought all of your books and I’m more then impressed with everything you girls are creating. My only issue is my son is highly allergic to cashews, I know I can replace them with macadamia nuts, but they are completely out of my price range at the moment. Would another nut work?
    Thank you 🙂

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      Hi Sarah! Thank you so much for following us! We’re so glad you found us 🙂 Yay! Great question! If you soak almonds overnight they should go quite soft 🙂 The cake may not be as smooth but it will still be delish! <3 e + c

  4. This looks so yummy but what I find incredibly frustrating is so many recipes like this always have nuts, nuts and more nuts. I hate nuts, loathe them in fact so when I made the choice to begin eating cleaner and get myself healthy it became a struggle because as a dessert lover, most “clean” or “paleo” desserts involve nuts. Do you have any substitutions or recommendations for a nut loather like me to make this and still have it paleo and delish?

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      HI Stacey! We fill ya! We are very hot and cold with nuts! We will go months at a time hating them then we are back on them. Super important to listen to our bodies. You should give our fat cake a go: http://themerrymakersisters.com/sweetener-free-good-fat-cake-recipe/ and swap the walnuts for more coconut.

      OR http://themerrymakersisters.com/paleo-raw-lemon-cake-nut-free/ and we’ll throw in a savoury! http://themerrymakersisters.com/paleo-vita-wheats/

      Also our kids paleo book is completely nut free… might want to check it out! http://the-merrymaker-sisters.myshopify.com/collections/all

      We’re going to work on more nut free recipes! YAY! Thanks for your comment!

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  5. This cake was an absolute hit for my friend’s birthday last week! I used maple syrup in place of Norbu, and I added some more coconut cream to the vanilla layer as the people I was serving it to aren’t familiar with raw cakes so I wanted to cut some of the cashew flavour down.
    I ended up topping it with homemade caramel slice pieces, bliss balls, caramel chocolate, choc coated dried fruit, fresh strawberries and chocolate shards, and dribbled melted chocolate over the top and around the edges to give it that drippy effect.

    The raspberry layer was a perfect addition to cut some of the overall creaminess and sweetness in the other 2 layers. I will definitely be making this one again for sure!!!

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