3 Layer Raspberry Nut Cake Recipe

This no bake nut cake recipe contains the perfect combination of creamy cashews, crunchy walnuts and fruity raspberries whose taste and texture exist separately but still harmonize with one another.

You can replace the nuts used in this cake recipe with various others such as almonds, pecans, hazelnuts and macadamia nuts.

This year we enjoyed this treat as a Christmas dessert and it fit in well with its luxurious colors but it can also be served year round. This raspberry cake is gluten free, sugar free and a no bake cake. 

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No Bake Nut Cake Recipe

By , Dec 8, 2013

close-up, slice of three layered raspberry nut cake

A no bake cake that contains a perfect combination of creamy cashews, crunchy walnuts and fruity raspberries. Its taste and texture exist separately and comes together to melt on your tongue.

Prep Time: 4 hrs, 2hrs soaking, 2 hrs freezer
Cook time: 20 minutes
Yield: 1 cake
Category: Dessert
Cuisine: German
Suitable for: Gluten Free Diet
Utensils: Kitchen machine, tray 20 cm x 20 cm, baking paper to line, spoon, freezer/fridge



  • 2 cups of raw walnuts
  • 1/2 cup of dates


  • 3 cups of raw cashews soaked for 2hrs
  • 3 tbsp of honey
  • 3 tbsp of extra virgin organic coconut oil
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • Juice of 1 lemon


  • 1 cup of raspberries (fresh or frozen and thawed)
  • 6 dates

Step by step instructions


Soak the cashews for a minimum of two hours in clean water (purified water), two parts water to one part cashews.

The first layer equals the base:

  1. To prepare the base place the cup of walnuts and the half cup of dates into a food processor until the mixture binds.
  2. Line a square tray (20cm by 20cm) with baking paper and tip all of the base-mix into the form.
  3. Press the base-mix firmly until an even layer covers the tray and rim of one centimetre comes up the sides.

The second layer becomes the filling:

  1. To prepare the middle layer, add the soaked cashews, honey, coconut oil, vanilla extract and lemon into a food processor.
  2. Blend until the mixture reaches the consistency of a fine paste.
  3. Now pour the filling over the base and spread it evenly.

The third layer becomes the topping:

  1. For the top layer, puree the raspberries with the dates.
  2. Distribute the mixture evenly over the filling..
  3. Freeze the cake for a minimum of two hours. After that, cool it in the fridge until you serve it.

Enjoy this delicious treat. It is rich and just melts on the tongue.

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Nut cake ingredients:




cashew nutsCashews
coconut oilCoconut oil



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