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Wow – it’s been a while since the last post! I promise to improve! ;)
But, well, summer has finally arrived in Germany! And guess what – with summer being here right now, my exam period is starting… what a great timing. Sitting inside and studying while the weather is absolutely awesome is hard for me.
However, this is not about my exams, this is about food! Yummy, delicious, vegan food! And so… there’s nothing better in summer than a no-bake cake. A refreshing, delicious, cool, no bake cake. So, that’s exactly what I made. I remembered the Vanilla-Mandarine-Pudding cake that my grandma used to make when I was still very little. Inspired by that awesome food combination, I thought of a light, cool and vegan summer version of this cake. Here it is.
Trust me, it is delicious! An unexpected discovery with this cake was the crust, which I just whipped up pretty spontaneously, not knowing that it would taste SO great! I had some left-over dough from the crust and I just formed it into little balls and snacked on them – so yummy!
Yogurt-Mandarine Vanilla Cake
Ø about 18cm / 7 inches
For the crust
- one cup muesli (just regular muesli, nothing fancy and NO granola)
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 2-4 tbsp agave syrup
- 2 tbsp flax seed
- pinch of salt (optional)
For the filling
- 1 can mandarines (ca. 300g / 10.5 ounces)
- 650g vanilla soy yogurt
- 2 packages agartine (german product) OR two tsp agar agar powder
For the crust: Put the muesli, almond butter flax and agave in your blender or food processor. Mix until it sticks together, adding more agave if it’s too dry and more muesli if it’s too sticky. Press the mixture into a round pan lined with baking paper.
For the filling: Pour the can (fruit + juice!) in a pot and stir in agar agar. Bring it to a boil for about 2 minutes. Pour the vanilla yogurt into a bowl and mix in the mandarine mixture, using a whisk. You want some of the little mandarine segments to separate, that’s what makes the cake great in my opinion. Pour the mixture into the spring pan, let it cool down completely. Store into your refrigerator.
“Hey… you forgot to say something!!!”
– Oh, yeah, sure… well, you don’t have to use store bought vanilla yogurt. Actually, it’s quite easy to make your own! Just scratch out the inside of one vanilla bean and add sweetener to taste. You can create a yellow color by either using curcuma or saffron.
Thanks for reminding me! ;)