Found a new favorite and inspiring website today called: http://www.thisrawsomeveganlife.com/
and whipped up this beauty after much deliberation on which delicious recipe to try first. The creator of this website is a mere 19 years old and a raw vegan genius with an entertaining writing style. Go check her out. Her page was also voted Best Vegan Website!
In the end the ‘deep dish chocolate peanut butter ice cream cake’ won based on looks and ingredients on hand.
1 cup dates
1/2 cup hemp seeds
1/3 cup whole flax seeds
3 tablespoons cacao powder
3 frozen bananas
1 cup dates
2 cups cashews
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 1/4 cups water or vegan milk, as needed
1/4 cup cacao powder
2 tablespoons nut butter (whatever kind you like, I used homemade almond butter)
**Raw chocolate sauce
Fave nut butter
To make the crust: pulse the hemp and flax seeds and cacao in your food processor until they become a rough flour, then add the dates and process until it all gets sticky. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a spring form pan. Put in the fridge.
To make the filling: blend all the ingredients until smooth, adding water or vegan milk as needed to make it creamy. Spread evenly into your crust, occasionally swirling in nut butter and chocolate sauce if you’re using them (soooo recommended). Put in the freezer overnight or until frozen solid, and let it thaw a little bit before serving, so it’s nice and creamy.
makes around 2 cups (you only need 1/2 this recipe for the cake)
1/2 cup agave nectar/maple syrup/date paste/raw honey
3/4 cup cacao powder
1/3 cup coconut oil or cacao butter, melted
–Mix all ingredients until smooth and ridiculously delicious-looking.
Author recommends adding other ingredients like mesquite powder, sea salt, vanilla, or anything else that could take this to another level!
Drizzle and swizzle the chocolate sauce all over. The coconut oil in here makes it harden like that chemical laden chocolate shell junk you can buy in a squeeze bottle!
If you have extra dip some fruit up in that sauce and eat the magic.