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Ok, guys, I cant hide my birthday cake for you anymore!
Here it is for you!

As you can see, I didnt even had time to take perfect pictures, I started to eat the set before done, and my little boy, wanted to play with the pomegranate and blueberries, so I really just got some minutes to get these pictures for you, but that is not whats about. Its all about the recipe, and you just have to promise me to make it, THIS IS SERIOUSLY THE BEST CAKE I HAVE MADE SO FAR! And trust me, I have made many many cakes in my life. Whenever I come up with a new recipe that is just so much better than the last one, I got very excited and all I want, is to share it with the world, you guys still dont know what you are missing out. Just telling you. I know life BEFORE AND LIFE AFTER THIS CAKE. A game changer!
Even my fantastic partner, who is the biggest criticker I have (he dont even like chocolate, have I told you that!?), he just loved this and ate most of it. (No, honestly I didnt give him that much, just half of it, lol, we ate the half at my birthday night when baby-boy was sleeping, and the other half yesterday, so I dont even have a crumble left!!)

This cake is not a dessert only for vegans or health-interested people, its a mastepiece/dessert for everyone, even though you probably never will go back to white sugar, diary and egg desserts after trying this one. Just saying it, in case you still doubt that heaven is one this plate.

This cake is:

  • 100% vegan
  • 100% gluten free
  • 100% refined sugar free
  • 100% worth making!

Without further distraction, lets just jump down to the recipe you have been waiting for!!

Vanilla-Chocolate (Heaven) Cream cake with a nutelly frosting (to die for)

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I just coudnt resist to try the first bite while shooting, no patience on my birthday!;)


I made this cake in a 18 cm mold

parafaits (1 von 1)-7.jpg These are all the ingredients you will need. From left to the right: frosting, cream and the base ingredients.


  • 100 g hazelnuts
  • 70 g dates
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 2 tbsp coconut shred
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Vanilla & Chocolate Cream filling:

  • 1 cup/160 g cashew nuts (soak them for at least 8 hours before starting to make this recipe)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 100 ml maple syrup
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 30 g cacao powder, raw or unsweetened
  • 25 g cacao butter
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Nutella Frosting:

  • 100 g hazelnuts/or mixed nuts (I used hazelnuts and walnuts)
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder, raw or unsweetened
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • (pinch sea salt) if you like, but it is not necessary.
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  1. Soak the cashew nuts overnight or for at least 8 hours. Rinse and drain well.

  2. Start with the base: roast the hazelnuts on a baking sheet at 200 degree celsius for 10 minutes. Let them cool down and then remove the loose skin from the nuts.

  3. Blend the roasted hazelnuts with the dates, vanilla and coconut shred until it starts to crumple and sticks together.

  4. Press down the base-dough in a cake mold.

  5. Prepare the filling: melt the cacao butter in a water bath, mix with the cacao powder and set aside.

  6. Blend all the other ingredients for the vanilla-cream filling in a high speed blender for some minutes until silky and smooth. Set aside half of the cream and blend the other part with the cacao butter and cacao mixture.

  7. Pour half of the cacao cream on the base and freeze until firm. Than pour over half of the vanilla cream on the chocolate layer, and if you want you can freeze it again and repeat until you have 4 nice layers, or just pour the cream that is left into the other cream and make your own design with a fork or spoon.

  8. Freeze the cake some hours, at least 3 hours, until set.

  9. Frosting: Roast the hazelnuts for 10 minuten on a baking sheet at 200 degree celsius. Remove the loose skin when cooled. Blend the nuts with the maple syrup, cacao and water until smooth. The longer you blend, the smoother the texture. Decorate the cake with the cream.

  10. Let the cake defrost in the fridge for 1-2 hours before serving. Decorate with berries, fruits, or however you want.

  11. Serve and enjoy! If something is left, than storage the cake in the fridge.

cake (1 von 1)-6.jpgThis must be the perfect entry for my girl Nicole @nicoleslife and her new #veganbakingcompetition ! You should definitely check out her contest! I hope you like my cake as much as I did my dear Nicole, maybe I will make you my cake one day;)

What are you waiting for? Go straight to the kitchen, get the ingredients and start creating magic!

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Tomorrow I have a delicious granola recipe for you, cant wait to share! See you soon my dear friends and dont forget that you still can participate at my #happybrithdaycontest ! Here you can read all about it, and how to win SBD!


Love, Niina

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Oh my goodness, Happy Birthday by the way!!! This is unbelievable my friend, a present in itself. My mouth is watering just reading the recipe and the pictures..ahhhhh! I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Resteeming!!

Thanks my lovely!! I had a beautiful birthday, with a cake like this one, it couldnt be different;)

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I waaaaaant!!!

Haha I wish I had some left!

Fabulous recipe, thanks for sharing. =)

Thank you so much for checking it out!;)

You did it again! A beautiful entry! You gave yourself the best birthday present. Thanks for sharing, hugs! 💕

Yes haha, thats very true! I know how to spoil myself;)

Please can I have some?.

Sorry, already gone!! ;)

Hey I'm Vegan too and I love your blog! Upvoted and following. Today is #TarotTuesday when I do free oracle readings for the SteemIt community.

What kind of food would be a good idea for to explore next?

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Justice, King of Wands, 6 of Cups

Shift the equilibrium (Justice) towards foods that are more obscure to Vegans like ocean vegetation (6 of Cups), and explore cooking (King of Wands) what is normally served raw or cold.

I normally do readings based on the collective energies of all the cards, but I noticed here that each card here seems to want to individually express itself.

Justice - Reconcile two opposite flavors or themes into something unifying.
King of Wands - Something grilled.
6 of Cups - Something you have done before; but with an upgrade.

Much love to your blog that celebrates ethical and environmentally sustainable eating!

Wow, you know what, I just did that, not grilled, but baked! You can check out my new creation here ;) Thank you so much, I read this AFTER posting my new recipe, so you were right!

oh wow this looks divine xxx

Thanks lovely!!;)

Wow! This cake looks fantastic and surprisingly easy to make! I pinned this recipe to make it later!
Happy birthday! 🎂 🎂

Yay, looking forward to your feedback on this one! I really loved it and I am sure you will too!!

I think I will beat you to it my darling :D. This cake looks so yummy so I have to make it soon :D And I still have to make a cake for your party :D
This is a great contribution for my party =)

Oh I would love to makeit for you my darling! Or just any cake haha, I know you love sweet treats a lot!!

Haha :D I know :D I do too :D We are real cake monsters :D

Haha that's true! 😂

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I'm not much of a cook - but this looks simple enough to make. Have you tried cooking while sipping on a Berliner Weisse?

Haha no actually I havent tried that;) Thank you!!

This cake looks fabulous. If you'd be living closer, I'd probably ask if you were doing deliveries. ;0)

Haha, you are so sweet!! I would love to deliver you a cake;)

I saw it on Instagram, so I ran to Steemit, lol............this is must be unbelievably delicious, since I love everything with hazelnuts. I also love that marble effect. Well done Sweetie 🌸💖🌸

Haha! Thanks Lena!! I am so glad we are connected, everywhere!!;)

Happy birthday!! :D I can't tell you how good this cake looks!! When I read that it's refined sugar free I was just like WHATTT. Seriously, this is insane :D Next time I'll be making a cake, this'll be the recipe I'll use for sure!!

Oh, I would love that sweetheart!! You are incredible sweet, really would love to get your feedback on this one, I am still dreaming about this cake since monday!!!

That is quite a masterpiece! Seriously, still waiting for you to come open up a bakery near me. ;) Or just open one up where you live and then I can come take a nice vacation...

I am putting that on my goal list right now, I think that would be a great idea to have my own bakery or some kind of delivery. I got that request very often lately;)

channiversaire.png and thank you much for this precious receipe !! ^_^

Thank you so so much! This makes me very happy!!;)


Thanks a million my dear!!

Ooh i know exactly what I miss out, it has three of my favorite ingredients in it, vanilla, nutella and blueberries:)

Haha, yes the best of all!!

Totally saved in my recipes folder in Evernote! Wow, looks amazing, love the ingredients - this is my kind of cake! Happy Happy Birthday! And thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

Thank you! For stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment!!;) So glad you enjoyed it!

Wow, Niina, this looks so delicious! This is a cake absolutely to my liking.
I ❤ nuts and dates! :)
Wish you all the best for your birthday!!

Thank you so much Chris!! So glad you checked out my recipe, it was such an amazing cake, still dream about it!!

Hi Niina, would love to see you and your partner at the Steemit Vegan Meetup on Sunday.
CU, Chris

Where is the meeting?😘

Hi Niina, it will take place at Xu's Cooking, Kaiserstraße 45, 1070 Wien.
You can find some further information here:

Wooooow, only the title of your recipe lets my mouth water. Your birthday cakes really looks to die for and I included it to my favorite recipes of the week here ♥ I wish you a great weekend, love!

Oh your are the best! I will check it out and resteem👌😘

This is such a beautiful dream. I feel speechless when looking at it. Oh and I feel like diving into it as well.

Great work and Happy Birthday!

Oh thanks darling!!! So glad you enjoy looking at my cake! I wish I had some left to share with you gorgeous girl!!;)

I never used to have much of a sweet tooth but I'm developing a bit of a chocolate addiction- no wonder with all these insanely yummy vegan treats tempting me every day 😂

Haha I know, can be quite tempting!! And I have one new for you, perfect with delicious homemade chocolate;)

This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing :)

Thanks for leaving so much love here!

My pleasure 😁. I am jealous that dates are so easy for you to come by.
They're just not accessible in these northern climates.

Where do you live?😘Yes we are lucky that we can buy dates in the stores here, I love them to bake with!👌

I live in Minnesota. I can get dates at a regular grocery store, the fresh ones are just usually of poor quality.