This is such an easy recipe if you have a Thermomix, or a very powerful blender - you just chuck it all in and blend it up! No mucking around with separating eggs, grinding up sugar, scraping out vanilla beans... a simple, idiot-proof recipe.
BTW, see my original recipe here, as well as some variations such as hazelnut chocolate/coffee cake.
Okay, enough rambling... here it is!
Place all the ingredients in the Thermomix bowl (or in a powerful blender), and blend on speed 9 for 20 seconds (or until well-blended), scraping down sides if needed:
- 170g raw pecans
- 60g dates
- 60g Rapadura
- 100g coconut cream (just scoop off the thickest cream from the top of the tin of coconut cream, or make your own - it should be thick like thickened dairy cream)
- 1 whole vanilla bean, snipped into 3cm pieces (or use 1 tsp of vanilla extract)
- 4 large eggs
- 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
- 1 Tblspn arrowroot flour (or gf cornflour/cornstarch)
- 1 tspn gf baking powder
Tip into lined, 20cm round cake tin, and bake for about 40 minutes at 180 degrees, or until knife inserted in centre comes out clean.
Drizzle with pure maple syrup while still warm. Enjoy!