Celebrating birthdays in my family has never been a big deal, let alone having a cake to accompany the festivities… but some years, if I got lucky my Dad would pick us up a DQ Ice Cream Cake (my sister, brother and I are all born in March, so we kind of combined cakes). This was and probably is still my all time favortie type of cake, but since my health, mind and body have become a priority over the past years I have come up with a healthy alternative to keep my tummy satisfied as I celebrate another year. Be creative with this recipe.
1 cup of organic chopped and papaya (seeds removed)
Into a food processor add all of the base ingredients. Pulse it gently at first, until it becomes a sticky mixture (it is going to seem very sticky, this is normal, do not panic).
Remove the base mixture from the food processor, and using your hands (wet your fingers) press it into the bottom of a pie tin/spring form cake pan. This will be a sticky process and wetting your fingers will help! While creating the base make a ridge around the perimeter of the tin (if you want a thicker crust).
Next blend all the filling ingredients together. Play with the amount or type of fruit you use. ex. any type of berries, apples, or even citrus fruit juices to add some zing!
When the filling is made pour it on top of your crust and into the cake pan. Now place it in the freezer and allow it to set over night, the longer the better. Be patient, it is worth the wait.
There are so many ways that you can bring different flavours into this cake. Simply adding Cacao to the base, or if you are the type to add a bit more cheeky ingredients then add some chocolate fudge! It’s all up to you, the fact of the matter is that you are trying to be a better you. That in itself it rewarding enough.