Everybody’s got a dark side
Do you love me?
Can you love mine?
Nobody’s a picture perfect
But we’re worth it
You know that we’re worth it
Will you love me?
Even with my dark side?
19th: Goth Day – Blues, purples, blacks? Let your dark side shine.
This sweet treat will help satisfy your “naughty” food cravings without having to overindulge.
Although I suffer from depression off and on, that’s the extent of my “dark” side. I would consider myself as someone with more of a sunshine-y disposition. So I made this dark-coloured, purple cake. And added the heart… ’cause that’s how I roll.
Blackberry Lemon Lavender Cheezecake
1/2 cup of pecans
1/2 cup of walnuts
1 cup of dates, soaked (reserve 1 tbsp of date-soaking water)
a pinch of sea salt
Throw the nuts into your food processor and grind until finely chopped. Remove your dates from the soaking water (be sure to reserve 1 tbsp), pit them and add them to the food processor along with the tbsp of water and pinch of salt). Pulse until well combined. Grease a 6-inch spring form pan with a bit of coconut oil and press your date/nut mixture in firmly and evenly. Put this in the freezer while you make your filling.
1.5 cups of cashews (soaked 8+ hours)
1 cup of frozen blackberries
the juice of a lemon + a bit of zest
4 tbsp of agave
1/2 tsp of dried lavender (omit this if you can’t find any)
a few splashes of non-dairy milk (3 tbsp or so)
Add everything except the non dairy milk to your food processor and process adding splashes of milk until it’s smooth & creamy. Remove your crust from the freezer and pour this mixture evenly onto the crust. Freeze at least 4 hours to harden, overnight is best.
I originally thought of using a heart-shaped cookie cutter and adding some blackberries to make a heart in the cake. Robin was over and I asked her opinion. She of course said that blackberries were too big to make a heart on this little cake. Would you believe she actually suggested I take a blackberry and carefully remove all of the circle thingies and make a cute, dainty heart on my cute, dainty cake. Would you believe I actually did it? It took 45 minutes! But look how cute it turned out =)
I have been wanting to up my photography game – I need to spend more time on it sometimes. Not all of the time, but once in awhile so I can get nice results like this.
What kind of food do you have for your dark side?