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LIME & BLACKBERRY LAYER CAKE | show-stopping goodness

Nature holds the finest colour palette if you ask me. There is absolutely no need for artificial colours or flavours and this slice is a good example of that. It is as vibrant in flavour as it is in colour and is guaranteed to get the tick of approval.

This slice is nourishing, creamy, rich, satisfying and tangy all at once with a soft, cheesecake consistency. It is 100% vegan, gluten and reined sugar free and made of all the good stuff. This is my go to birthday cake or slice to whip up when you need to bring something along to a gathering. It can seem complicated at first having a teeny bit of preparation to do. However it is literally just throwing 1 1/2 cups of raw cashews into some water overnight, gathering the other ingredients and, voila, Robert is your mother’s brother as they say  😉

Enjoy guys! And if you want more epic recipes like this one. Grab a copy of my book here

Serves 12  (small pieces)

Prep time: 40 minutes (+ 14 hours soaking and setting)



1 1/2 cups (240g) raw almonds
10 medjool dates, pitted

Lime layer:

1 large avocado, peeled and stoned
1/4 cup (60ml) fresh lime juice
1/2 cup (125ml) coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup (80ml) maple syrup
1 tablespoon frozen raspberries, broken up
Blackberry layer:
1 1/2 cups (210g) cashews, soaked for 8 hours
1/4 cup (60ml) fresh lime juice
1/3 cup (60ml) maple syrup
1/3 cup (125ml) coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla powder
1 pinch good quality mineral salt
2/3 cup (90g) blackberries, fresh or thawed from frozen
1.4 cup (30g) pistachios, crushed
1/4 cup edible dried flowers (optional)


Line a 15cm x 25cm slice tin with baking paper.

Begin by blitzing almonds in a food processor for 5 seconds. Keeping the motor running, add the dates one at a time. Once well combined and slightly sticky, press the mixture into the bottom of the slice tin. Sprinkle with broken raspberries and gently press into the base mixture. Place into the freezer while you make the second layer.

Combine all lime layer ingredients in your food processor and blend on high until a very smooth and creamy consistency is formed. You may need to pause processing to push mixture down the sides as you go. Pour on top of the base layer and gently spread evenly with a spatula then return to the freezer for 2 hours to set.

Once set, drain and rinse cashews, add all blackberry layer ingredients to your food processor and process on high speed until smooth and creamy. Spread over the lime layer and sprinkle with dried ??????????????????????????????????????????? berries. Return to the freezer for a minimum of 4 hours to set.

Remove slice from the freezer 10-15 minutes before slicing.



8 thoughts on “LIME & BLACKBERRY LAYER CAKE | show-stopping goodness

  1. Trish says:

    This recipe sounds fantastic..I sooo want to try it. Am pretty new to ‘raw desserts’..was wondering where you get your maple syrup and vanilla powder from please.
    Keep up the great job you are doing in helping me..learn a healthier way of eating..thanks heaps Harry.

    1. Harry says:

      Hi Trish!

      I am so pleased to hear. You will have a ball. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Loads more info in my recipe book here:

      Google “loving earth” and you will find vanilla powder. Also make sure you get grade A or B real maple syrup. None of that imposter stuff. Happy making! x Harry

  2. Kay says:

    Hi can I order your book from uk

    1. Harry says:

      Hi Kay, Yes. It is easy just go to the shop here: and select international postage. Then proceed as you would any other order. 🙂

  3. G says:

    Harry i had a pleasure of tasting this cake and it was the best…thank you!
    I am making it as we speak and just wanted to check a couple of things
    -whether raspberries go into the lime layer or are they only Added to the base layer and also
    -with the blackberry layer, should we do 1/3 cup coconut oil or 125ml (Which is usually 1/2 cup)


    1. Harry says:

      Hi Summer,
      The ingredients listed for each layer are listed under that layer.
      For more detailed recipes see my recipe books.

      Have a lovely day!

  4. Azouzi ameur says:

    Very nice thanks
    Good presentation

    1. Harry says:

      Thank you so much, so happy you like it ?

      Harry x x x

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