Happy birthday to me!

I just celebrated my 29th birthday at a silent meditation retreat. It was an amazing, cleansing experience for me and though it almost felt like the day didn’t exist, I also felt a huge shift within myself throughout the day. In the morning my head was overwhelmed with thoughts. I couldn’t clear my head or get to the transcendent meditative space I wanted to be at. Mid-morning I went to the mikveh (my retreat was on a conservative kibbutz), and when I emerged from what I like to call “G-d’s womb,” I felt like a new person. I didn’t have a single thought in my head. Not a single memory existed. And for the remainder of my time at the retreat I was in a transcendental trance. Because of this state of mind/soul my Yom Kippur was more meaningful than ever before. I understood almost every word during davening. Wow is all I can say.
Anyway, I didn’t get any birthday cake on my birthday so today I made myself a small, delicious, raw-luvin’ carrot cake.
Enjoy this recipe, and may we all be written in The Book of Life and Love.
Love,
Chanah

(P.s. My Hebrew birthday will be celebrated on October 12th, so I will be celebrating, with friends and cake then!)

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Crust
2 C almonds – soaked/sprouted/dehydrated
7 dates- medjool
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Process in a food processor for 5 minutes until forming a dough. Press into the bottom of an 8″ spring-form pan.

Filling
4 C carrot pulp
6 dates – medjool
1.5 C oat flour (ground rolled oats)
Zest from 1 orange
1/4 C orange juice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla
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Blend all ingredients in a food processor until well mixed. Press onto the crust.

Frosting
2 C cashews- soaked
1 C water
1/4 C orange juice
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1/4 tsp vanilla
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Blend all ingredients in a vitamix until smooth. Pour over the carrot cake and place into the freezer for at least 2 hours.

Garnish cake with more orange zest and chopped almonds.

בצק
2 כוסות שקדים
7 תמרים מג׳וול
אהבה
לערבב הכל במג׳י מיקס 5 דקות עד מקבלים בצק. לשים בתבנית עוגה.

מילואי
4 כוסות פולפה מגזר
6 תמרים מג׳וול
1.5 כוסות קמח שיבולת שועל
קליפת מהתפוז
1/4 כוס מיץ תפוזים
כפית קינימון
1/4 כפית וניל
אהבה
לערבב הכל במג׳י מיקס ולשים על הבצק.

ציפוי
2 כוסות קשיו מושרה
כוס מים
כף שמן קוקוס
1/4 כוס מיץ תפוזים
1/4 כפית וניל
אהבה
לערבב הכל בויטמיקס ולשים מעל המילואי. לשים את העוגה במקפיא לפחות שעתיים.

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6 thoughts on “Happy birthday to me!

  1. חנה יקרה  תודה על המתכון המתכונים שלך ממש נונתנים לי השראה שנה טובה ומתוקה(: אהובה

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