Since I’ve made my Golden Paste I’ve completely fell in love with the flavour and I absolutely had to make a Golden Milk Cake. One of you have reached out to me recently and asked me for a candida diet friendly cake and so I’ve created this cake especially for you if you’re on a sugar-free diet.
This Golden Milk Macadamia Cheesecake is free from dried fruit and I’ve used candida diet friendly nuts – almonds, macadamias and coconut. The recommended sweetener for this type of diet is stevia. Now I’m not entirely sure about stevia and the way it’s processed, so you will have to do your research and source the purest stevia you can find. I’m also including the option to use maple syrup or your favourite sweetener in the recipe to give you more choice.
For the crust I’ve used ground almonds, desiccated coconut and coconut oil with little bit of water to help to bind it together. You can add few drops of stevia to the mix, leave it unsweetened or add a tablespoon of your favourite sweetener.
Same with the golden paste macadamia layer. I’ve used soaked macadamia nuts, coconut butter, golden paste, spices and water, to this you can add few drops of stevia or your favourite sweetener. Do customise the recipe to your preference. If you don’t have golden paste (I do highly recommend that you try it and make some), you can add fresh or dried turmeric instead. But the flavour is just so much better with the paste plus the golden yellow colour which comes through is just stunning.
Hope this will do as a little treat :)
Golden Milk Macadamia Cheesecake (grain-free & vegan)
- 100g ground almonds (1 cup)
- 50g desiccated coconut (1/2 cup)
- 1/2tsp cinnamon
- pinch sea salt
- 4tbsp coconut oil, melted
- few drops of stevia to taste or 1tbsp maple syrup
- 1tbsp water as needed
Golden milk layer:
- 120g macadamia nuts, soaked overnight (1 cup)
- few drops of stevia to taste or 60ml maple syrup (1/4 cup)
- 120ml or more as needed water (1/2 cup)
- 200g coconut butter (1 cup)
- 2tsp golden paste
- 1/2tsp cinnamon
- 1/2tsp cardamom
- 1/4tsp ginger
- 1tsp vanilla
- Prepare 6" round cake tin with removable base, no need to grease it.
- In a large bowl whisk ground almonds, desiccated coconut, cinnamon and sea salt. Add melted coconut oil, few drops of stevia and up to 1tbsp of water to help the mixture to stick together. If you're using maple syrup you most probably don't need the water and you could also use less coconut oil. Spoon the mix into the tin, spread evenly onto the base and press tightly down. Place into a fridge.
- In a double boiler gently melt coconut butter and set aside.
- Rinse the soaked macadamia nuts under running water and place into high speed blender or food processor. Add few drops of stevia or maple syrup if using and enough water to blend until smooth. Now add coconut butter, golden paste, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and vanilla and blend until incorporated into smooth creamy texture.
- Spoon onto the crust layer and smooth out the top.
- Place into a freezer overnight or for at least few hours to set.
- Once set carefully remove from the tin.
- Place onto a cake stand and decorate with toppings of your choice.
- Store in a fridge or freezer. This cake will keep solid in fridge.
Sarah | Well and Full says
Wow this cheesecake looks AMAZING!! That color is just gorgeous! :D
Thank you so much Sarah! Agree, the colour is really beautiful!!! :D
Beautiful! & it’s nice to have a new recipe using your golden paste that I’ve become addicted to!! :-) X
Thank you so much Teresa! I could easily have golden paste recipe overload on the blog, it’s so lovely :D xxx
Michelle @ The Last Food Blog says
Beautiful cake Hana! It looks like a Spring cake, such a bright golden colour, love it x
Thank you so much Michelle! Yes, it’s like daffodils & sunshine :) xx
Thank you so much Sasha! The macadamias are amazing in this cake and so perfect with the golden paste :) xxx
Is it possible to sub out the coconut butter? I can not tolerate it.
The rest of this recipe looks fabulous!
Hi Rachel, yes, you could double the macadamia nuts or use a mixture of macadamia and cashew nuts and some coconut oil instead (up to 1/2 cup), also use coconut cream instead of water. Hope you like it :)
Sabrina Cohen says
Hello Hana, I love your recipes!!! tks for sharing! I have that kind of question that recipes developers LOVEEEEE….sorry, here in Brazil, macadamia are extremely pricey so I was thinking if I could substitute macadamia for another nut, like cashew or Brazilian nut. Do you think it would work????
I will make this beautiful cake for a dearest friend, so is very important that comes out tasting amazing!!!! Thank you so much for helping me out!
You’re so welcome Sabrina, it’s my pleasure! Yes, you can, cashews will work really well here too. Hope you and your friend love the cake :)