Cake In My Pants

After the demise of my Bee Coffee mug I searched high and low to find another suitable cup and unexpectedly found one at the Goodwill one fine day. It’s got an Edward Gorey painting on it and it’s heat sensitive so a man appears from behind a black curtain, a cat appears in the potted fern and other little details reveal themselves as I pour my coffee in. It’s silly how much I enjoy this cup! And this plate. My dear Tearful surprised me with this one a few years ago and I only ever use it for “special occasions”. Like when all the other ones are dirty and I have a fine piece of my favorite sweet.

Here is the recipe:

Raw Nanaimo Cake

Chocolate Crust Ingredients:
  • 1 Cup Slivered Almonds
  • 1/2 Cup Soaked Dates
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • Dash of Salt
Cream Ingredients:
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 Cup Soaked Cashews
  • 1/4 Cup Agave Nectar
  • 1Cup Coconut Cream
  • 1Tsp Vanilla Extract
Chocolate Topping Ingredients:
  • 1/2 Cup Soaked Cashews
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Agave Nectar

Throw all crust ingredients in a food processor until it becomes crumbly and you can press with the back of a spoon, into the bottom of a spring form pan.
Then throw all the cream ingredients into the food processor and blend into a creamy consistency and pour or spoon onto the crust. Put the whole thing into the freezer for about an hour, until the cream becomes firm.
Then throw all but the cocoa powder into the processor and blend until smooth and then add the cocoa powder and pulse until just blended in. Spread this layer over the cream layer and put in the fridge or freezer to set.
NOtes: I use whatever nuts I have on hand for the crust. I like walnuts the best. 
I also soak the cashews for a few hours. 
I don’t always soak the dates. Depends on how soft or hard they are. I don’t find it makes too much difference.
For the coconut cream I use the regular supermarket coconut milk (Thai brand) and put in the freezer or fridge over night until it solidifies. Toss the water that settles to the bottom.
This dessert is seriously addictive.
You have been warned.


  1. Carolyn, I know! But there is no processed sugar….only the agave and dates for sweetener.

    Elizabeth, you do. You need a plate. Wish I could remember the Etsy seller this came from.


  2. Kristin, She might not enjoy it since there is no baking involved and I know part of the joy of baking is the aroma coming from the oven. It is a delicious treat though and might be fun to give something new a try.


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