I wanted to make a special dessert for Valentine’s Day and thought that a Coconut Strawberry shortcake would be the perfect way to go! Raw strawberry shortcake that is. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately for me) the taster doesn’t fully appreciate raw foods as much as I do, which kind of defeats a special dessert for the two of us, but leaves me with some extra dessert ;)

This dessert was both delicious and much healthier than your average shortcake. Oh, and did I mention it makes a batch of raw macaroons as well? With the excess “crust” I rolled the coconut mixture into 1″ diameter balls and stuck in the freezer.

Coconut Crust made 2 miniature crusts, the rest was made into about 20 macaroons

  • 8 oz shredded coconut (2 2/3 cup)
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter
  • 1/2 cup agave

Pulse together in a processor until combined and starts to come together. Press into tart pans or bottom of ramekins of you don’t have tart pans! Place in freezer until set.

Cashew Cream:

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
  • 1/2-3/4 cup cold water
  • 2 Tbsp agave

Process for a few minutes until smooth and creamy.

Layer strawberries over coconut crust and dollop with cashew cream.

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  1. Gelareh @ Nutritious Foodie
    Feb 16, 2010 @ 2:13 pm

    Yes please! I have had sweet cravings ALL day.. and now I really want short cake :)

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  2. Gelareh @ Nutritious Foodie
    Feb 16, 2010 @ 2:13 pm

    Yes please! I have had sweet cravings ALL day.. and now I really want short cake :)

    Reply

  3. Tracey
    Feb 16, 2010 @ 3:09 pm

    These look amazing! I want one now.

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  4. Tracey
    Feb 16, 2010 @ 3:09 pm

    These look amazing! I want one now.

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  5. Julie @SavvyEats
    Feb 16, 2010 @ 3:52 pm

    Such a cute little dessert! It is gorgeous, and looks delicious!

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  6. Julie @SavvyEats
    Feb 16, 2010 @ 3:52 pm

    Such a cute little dessert! It is gorgeous, and looks delicious!

    Reply

  7. Mo@MommyRD
    Feb 16, 2010 @ 3:56 pm

    Can I have the taster’s portion? Seriously a holy wow on that!

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  8. Mo@MommyRD
    Feb 16, 2010 @ 3:56 pm

    Can I have the taster’s portion? Seriously a holy wow on that!

    Reply

  9. Simply Life
    Feb 16, 2010 @ 4:16 pm

    Oh that looks so perfect and delicious!

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  10. Simply Life
    Feb 16, 2010 @ 4:16 pm

    Oh that looks so perfect and delicious!

    Reply

  11. Chelsea Ward
    Feb 16, 2010 @ 9:16 pm

    That looks so wholesome and yet indulgent at the same time. Those coconut shortcakes are my belated Valentine!

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  12. Chelsea Ward
    Feb 16, 2010 @ 9:16 pm

    That looks so wholesome and yet indulgent at the same time. Those coconut shortcakes are my belated Valentine!

    Reply

  13. mary beth
    Feb 17, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

    i would not feel guilty about eating those! the strawberries look so good for winter! i can’t wait until summer when berries are so fresh. :)

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  14. mary beth
    Feb 17, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

    i would not feel guilty about eating those! the strawberries look so good for winter! i can’t wait until summer when berries are so fresh. :)

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  15. Holly
    Feb 18, 2010 @ 11:27 am

    the plating, the design, the ingredients – this looks PHENOMENAL!

    did the taster enjoy it?

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  16. Holly
    Feb 18, 2010 @ 11:27 am

    the plating, the design, the ingredients – this looks PHENOMENAL!

    did the taster enjoy it?

    Reply

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