Want to have your cake and eat it? Honey & Date, the new range of healthy raw cakes that are free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar, has just launched at Selfridges
Honey & Date‘s raw cakes are made from natural, wholesome ingredients such as almonds, cashews, avocados, dates and coconut cream. All are free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar and come packed with super foods including acai berry, maca, baobab, lucuma and spirulina. Sweeteners are nothing more than raw honey and natural fruit juices.
Homey & Date was created by Le Cordon Bleu graduate Carmen NganAfter graduating as a pharmacist, Carmen enrolled at Le Cordon Bleu – the world’s most prestigious and established culinary arts, wine and hospitality management school – to take a pastry course before embarking on a career in the healthcare industry. During that time she met people who had food intolerances that required eliminating a lot of delicious eats, like cakes, from their diet, so she began experimenting in her kitchen to find healthy alternatives.
‘Many people have a misconception that healthy foods are tasteless, especially when they lack gluten, dairy and sugar,’ says Carmen. ‘So my vision is to make healthy cakes taste delicious as a way of converting people to choose healthier alternatives to traditional desserts. I love creating new recipes, and watching people enjoy my cakes makes me so happy.’
Individual cakes cost £4.99 each in Selfridges and come in a variety of flavours, some inspired by South East Asia and Japan, including:
- Pandan Raw Cake: Cashews, Pandan juice, Coconut cream, Dates, Almonds, Raw honey, Coconut Oil, Desiccated coconut, Spirulina Powder, Kanten
- Raspberry Raw Cake: Cashews, Filtered water, Dates, Raspberries, Almonds, Coconut Oil, Raw honey, Desiccated coconut, Cacao powder, Lucuma Powder, Vanilla Powder, Kanten, Cacao nibs
- Blueberry Raw Cake: Cashews, Blueberries, Almonds, Dates, Filtered water, Coconut oil, Raw honey, Acai powder, Maqui powder, Kanten, Pistachio
- Yuzu Raw Cake: Cashews, Orange juice, Dates, Almonds, Coconut oil, Yuzu zest, Desiccated coconut, Raw honey, Cacao powder, Baobab powder, Kanten