Flower Power Cake

There is a special place in Stockholm where we go when we want to get closer to nature, and it is incredibly beautiful this time of the year. Rosendals trädgård is an organic garden on the island Djurgården in central Stockholm. They sell fresh seasonal vegetables, fruits and flowers. There is a cute café inside one of the greenhouses, a bakery, a gardening shop, a deli shop and a giant apple orchard. Unfortunatly we are not the only persons in Stockholm who visits Rosendahl, quite the opposite actually. On a sunny weekend it is often very very crowded, but once you are sitting there with your lunch under the apple trees everything else fades away and it feels like you are all alone.

A few Saturdays ago we decided to take the boat to Rosendals Trädgård to have lunch, play with Elsa under the apple trees, buy some fresh kale and pick a bouquet of organic autumn flowers for a cake idea that we had been talking about. Here are some pictures from our day, and if you scroll down we also share the recipe for the insanely delicious raw and vegan Flower Power Cake.

This cake started out with a conversation that me and David had about our lifestyle. We don’t eat meat. We drink plant milk. We love greens, herbs and seeds and we use flowers in our cooking and as food decoration. If we would have lived during the 1960’s there is no doubt that we would have been hippies. As we started talking about it, we admitted that we actually feel like hippies even today. Hippies of the 21st century ✌.  If you like and read our blog we are guessing that you probably are as well, right?

So in the name of peace, love and understanding we made this raw and vegan cake, packed with superfoods and decorated with a whole bouquet of flowers. It was just something we did for fun. Like a celebration. Little did we know that it would turn out to be one of the best cake we had ever tried. Crunchy, lemony, fruity and sweet. It’s not an exaggeration, this cake is crazy good. Make it tonight.

Flower Power Cake
It is completely volontary to eat the flowers. We used them mainly because they are pretty. 

1 1/2 cups (225 g) almonds,
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
2 tbsp hemp seeds

12 fresh dates (medjool), pitted
2 tbsp virgin coconut oil
1 tsp sea salt

1 ½ cups raw cashews, soaked for at least 2 hours, longer if you have the time
2 organic lemons, juice & zest
1 tsp grounded vanilla powder or 1/2 vanilla pod
1/3 cup (0,8 dl) coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup (0,8 dl) honey or agave nectar
1 tbsp rosehip powder (optional)

2 medium size pomegranate, seeds
1/3 cup (0,8 dl) frozen raspberries
1/2 lime, juice

Organic & edible fresh flowers

Making the crust: Grind nuts and seeds in a blender or a food processor for about a minute. Add dates, coconut oil and sea salt and run the processor until it all comes together. Flatten it out on the bottom of an 8-inch non-stick spring form. Store in the fridge while you make the filling. Clean blender or food processor well.

Making the filling: Warm coconut oil and honey in a small saucepan on low heat until liquid. Whisk to combine. Place soaked cashews, lemon juice and zest, vanilla, coconut oil, honey and rosehip in blender or food processor and blend on high until very smooth (this make take a couple minutes so be patient). Pour the filling over the crust and place in the freezer for 30 minutes or until set. Clean blender or food processor well.

Making the topping: Place pomegranate seeds, raspberries and lime juice in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Pour the topping on top of the cashew filling, place the cake back in the freezer for about 30 minutes.

Serving the cake: Remove from freezer 30 minutes before eating. Decorate the cake with fresh organic flowers. Run a smooth, sharp knife under hot water and cut into slices.

Edible flowers: Viola-type flowers, Calendula, Roses, Rosehip, Dandelions, Carnations, Lavender, Cornflowers, Pea flowers, Day Lilies, Chamomile and many more.

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  • The cake looks great. I've had flowers in salads from time to time, but never on a cake. Sounds like a great idea.
  • I love this post. Beautiful, beautiful photos and flowers. That cake looks almost...almost too pretty to eat. I will definitely be making this for the next special occasion. I love how this is raw too. Sounds divine.
  • So, so, beautiful!!!!! flowers and cake....great couple!!!!
  • Yay, I am so glad you made this! It's a summer staple in our home.
    • And I love the addition of the brightly colored flowers! Beautiful.
  • Dora
    Beautifull! I wish there was a place like that here. Pick your own flowers. I'll be making this cake, oh yes, i am.
  • Stunning. The layers and flours are just breathtaking!
  • This is quite possibly the most gorgeous cake I've ever laid eyes on. I'm not hyperbolizing either, my friends. And I'm pretty sure because it's filled with such good stuff that you can definitely have seconds. (Okay, more likely thirds.)
  • This cake is stunning! I love the idea of topping it with fresh flowers. I made a similar version based on the My New Roots recipe for a wedding this spring and topped with fresh fruit (mostly mango and a few blackberries). The next time I make this type of cake I'll have to top it with a mixture of edible flours and fresh berries. The flowers just make it too pretty to leave them out.
  • barb
    love your cake, you are as such an inspiration for all . Hippies rock. great work. I also love greens,herbs, flowers,plant milk and raw foods.
  • Mona
    Hey hippies. Looks so pretty. Wish I was going to Rosendal too :-) See you soon.
  • Colorful and joyful, a lovely celebration of peace indeed! Take care!
  • What an amazing food sculpture! So beautiful and delicate. I had the best carrot cake EVER at Rosendals a few years back and I'm getting a craving for it just thinking about it...
  • Possibly the most beautiful cake I have ever seen. You are both awesome and I would love to be a hippie too. I dream of living in a commune in Italy.
  • Den fina kakan hade jag lätt smällt i mig nu. Så vacker! Ser fram emot appen.
  • Lovely! Just looking at the cake lifts my spirits. :)
  • Martina
    Super, love all your raw and vegan recipes!
  • W.o.W. This looks so incredible and healthy that I might just grow a cape and fly around the back yard.
  • lina
    So pretty! love it love it love it :) puss
  • Ooooh lovely! But how much coconut oil? Dying to make this while we're getting a little heat flash here in Canada.
    • Ahh... heat flash in Cananda :) oops, here it is: 1/3 cup (0,8 dl) coconut oil. Happy Cooking Laura.
  • Anja
    WOW! That is probably the happiest cake I have ever seen :) Beautiful! And sounds delicious! Love the hippie theme!
  • Ewa
    Wonderful :)
  • Looks AMAZING!! Great idea, and beautiful flowers...The colors..all, all. Bravo! :)
  • Defenitely the best thing you can look at, on a Sunday morning. Thanks for these beautiful pictures! You made my day.
  • WOW. I so have to try this one! Love your blog btw :)
  • WOW, what a gorgeous cake! So beautiful, and sounds delicious! Love the photos. :)
  • Obviously this is gorgeous! What sort of flowers do you use? I've always been keen to get some seeds eventually so I'd like to familiarise myself with all the names etc.

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