Banana nutella cake with caramel truffles and pecans {raw & vegan}

banana nutella cakeWhat better way to spend an end-of-workweek Friday than to crack open a jar of good ol’ Nutella? I’ll tell you what. Making your own healthy Nutella from scratch, in mere minutes, with nothing but good for you ingredients. And showcasing it in a beeeautiful, wholesome cake. That also takes just few minutes to make.

banana nutella cakeI haven’t shared a recipe with you in ages. This cake is me making up for that. The recipe calls for 2 ingredients that together form one of my all time favorite dessert combos: bananas and chocolate cream/spread (in whatever form it comes!). And I know you’re out there! You, who find this as irresistible.

banana nutella cakebanana nutella cakeIf you must make it today but you’re out of hazelnuts, give it a go with cashews or walnuts. Or pecans. Or just go wild and use any of your favorite nuts!

banana nutella cake

Banana nutella cake with caramel truffles and pecans {raw & vegan}
Author: Chris
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • For the base:
  • a handful of hazelnuts
  • 2-3 Medjool dates
  • For the filling:
  • 1/2banana
  • For the nutella see recipe link below
  • For the mini caramel truffles:
  • 1 big Medjool date
  • Toppings: cacao powder, cacao nibs, whole pecans and pecan shavings
Instructions
  1. To make the base add the hazelnuts and dates to a food processor and process until chunky and sticky.
  2. Press the ‘dough’ into your cake pan and place in the fridge.
  3. Make your Nutella (see recipe link below).
  4. Slice the banana and arrange the slices onto the cake base.
  5. Add 3-4 TBSP of the nutella on top of the bananas and spread it evenly.
  6. Cover and place the cake in the freezer for 30 mins to 1 hour.
  7. To make the caramel truffles, slice your date into 4 equal pieces and roll them into mini balls. Yes, that’s really all there is to making delicious caramel-tasting truffles!!
  8. Arrange the truffles on the cake, add the toppings, serve and be happy.
Notes
For best texture and flavor, keep this cake in the freezer. Bananas will get an ice cream like consistency and the nutella will be more gooey.

To make raw nutella get this recipe.

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