Hummingbird cashew cake

This delightfully sweet and humble hummingbird cashew cake is packed with wholesome, nutritional ingredients and full of decadent flavour! Perfect accompaniment with your morning cuppa!

  • 30 mins preparation
  • Serves 10
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Hummingbird cashew cake
  • 2 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/3 cup rice malt syrup
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoon slivered pistachios
  • 2 large carrots, peeled, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup mashed banana
  • 1 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1 cup dried pineapple, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup raw pecans
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


Hummingbird cashew cake
  • 1
    Soak cashews in water at least 2 hours or overnight. Rinse and drain.
  • 2
    Processor cashews, syrup, juice and oil together until very smooth. Set aside.
  • 3
    Process carrots to a paste. Add all remaining ingredients and process to a thick smooth paste.
  • 4
    Lightly grease and line an 18cm round spring form cake pan.
  • 5
    Spread half carrot mixture evenly over base of pan. Freeze 15 minutes. Spread one-third of cashew frosting over chilled carrot layer in pan. Freeze 15 minutes. Repeat carrot layer. Freeze 15 minutes.
  • 6
    Release cake from pan invert onto serving plate. Spread remaining cashew frosting over top and sides of cake. Garnish with raspberries, pistachios and rose petals.


Soaking softens the cashews to create to smooth creamy paste. You will need a good quality food processor or blender for this recipe. You will need about 3 bananas for this recipe.

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