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No-Bake Kiwifruit Vanilla Slices / Cake (Vegan, Gluten-free, No Refined Sugar)

I created this no-bake kiwifruit vanilla slice recipe quite a while ago. With fresh kiwifruits now popping up on the shelves again, I had to make it again...and share the vegan and gluten-free recipe with you :)
Course Cake
Cuisine New Zealand
Servings 1 Cake (17 x 28 cm)


  • high-speed blender
  • 17 x 28 cm form cake tin


For the crust:

  • 200 g macadamias (or almonds, preferably soaked in filtered water for at least 8 hours, then drained)
  • 140 g dates pitted and diced
  • 1-2 tablespoon water if using dry nuts

For the vanilla layer:

  • 280 g cashews soak them for approx. 6 hours, rinse and drain
  • 140 g dates pitted
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence or vanilla paste

For the kiwifruit layer:

  • 300 g kiwi-fruit peeled
  • 45 g fresh spinach
  • 35 g dates pitted and diced
  • Chopped pistachios and shredded coconut for garnish optional


  • For the crust, pulse the nuts to fine crumbles, using a high-speed blender. Transfer to a medium sized bowl.
  • Pulse the dates to fine crumbles and add to the bowl. If using dry nuts, add one or two tablespoon water until the dough is relatively sticky.
  • Line cake tin with baking paper. Scoop dough into cake tin and spread it evenly. Place in fridge or freezer while preparing the vanilla layer.
  • For the vanilla layer, blend all ingredients until smooth. Pour into cake tin and spread evenly.
  • Then, without cleaning the blender, blend kiwifruit and dates until smooth, then add add spinach and shortly blend until smooth.
  • Scoop kiwifruit mixture in dollops onto the vanilla layer. Then use a teaspoon to swirl it all through. Add garnish of your choice.
  • Place in freezer until set. Cut when still firm and let then defrost further before serving.


Enjoy! :)
Keyword cake, Kiwifruit, no bake, No Refined Sugar, raw, Slices, Vanilla