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Raw Bountiful Cake (Stedrak)

Raw Bountiful Cake (Stedrak) by Foodie in Provence

Have we had enough of poppy seeds yet? Nope! This Christmas dessert is made in no time, you don't even have to turn on the oven. All you need is a blender and a freezer. In Slovakia, poppy seeds, walnuts and dried plums had to be on every Christmas table. Traditionally, this cake was round with a hollow in the centre. Inside, there were seeds of next year's crops as well as honey and garlic. Cake was then cut and every animal received a piece as a symbol for a generous harvest the following year. Don't share this cake with your pets though, or if you do, first, take a bite yourself.

Raw Bountiful Cake (Stedrak)



2 cups walnut or almond meal

1 cup raisins, soaked in water overnight

Poppy seed filling

1 cup poppy seeds, grind at home

1 cup dried plums, soaked in water overnight

1/2 cup honey

1 tbsp. lemon juice, lemon zest from one lemon

Walnut filling

1 cup walnuts

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup coconut oil

3 tbsp. lemon juice

Chocolate layer

2 tbsp.coconut oil

2 tbsp. raw cacao

2 tbsp. honey or maple syrup


1. Blend ingredients for the crust. Use a plate and metal round circle and press the crust on the bottom.

2. Blend the ingredients for the poppy seed filling. Press it on the crust.

3. Blend the ingredients for the walnut filling. Put the cake in the freezer until it sets.

4. Heat coconut oil and honey, stir raw cacao and maple syrup. Drizzle over the cake. Put the cake into freezer. Take the cake out of the freezer about half an hour before serving.

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