Mango Cake Plant-Based Gluten Free
Light as a feather, perfect as hot summer treat!
- 1 Food processor
- 1 high-speed blender optional
- 1 round tin cake 9"
For the base:
- 2 cups walnuts/almonds/any nuts of choice
- 1 cup soft pitted dates
- 1/4 cup maple syrup / agave syrup
- 1/4 cup dessiccated coconut optional
For the filling:
- 2 cups mango chunks
- 2 cans organic coconut milk - spoon out the cream only after refrigerated
- 1/2 cup sweetener ( maple syrup or erythritol) optional
- 1 tsp vanilla paste
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 2 tsp agar agar dissolved in 250 ml water
- 1/3 cup sun-dried white mulberries
- 1/4 cup toasted coconut flakes
- Blend nuts, dates and maple syrup in a food processor.
- Put the mixture into cake time and use fingers to create a base with relatively high edges - higher than for a regular tart.
To make the filling:
- Add in a blender or food processor the mango chunks (well drained if using frozen mango), scooped coconut cream and sweetener ( optional). Blend well.
- To activate agar agar you need to dissolve it in water and bring it to a boil for a couple of minutes. Let cool until it starts to coagulate. Add to the food processor and mix again very well.
- Pour mixture over the base and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Take it out of the refrigerator and add toppings: sun-dried white mulberries and toasted coconut flakes.
- Refrigerate again this time overnight.
- Serve the next day! Enjoy!
- Make sure you use agar agar powder not agar agar flakes since they are not as effective. I encourage you to do your own research on how to use agar agar powder.
- I actually used agar agar flake and they were not that effective. it was my first time experimenting with agar agar. Definitely choose powder instead of flakes. As a rule of thumb you need 1 teaspoon agar agar powder for 1 cup of liquid.
- I made without using sweetener for the filling but if you need to satisfy a sweet tooth you should add some sweetener. I enjoyed it either way.
- In case your filling is not hardening enough you may want to place it in the freezer.