Barrie Hill Lemon Blueberry Cashew Cake

You know how you start craving different flavors with the change of each season?  Once the warm weather hit, my new friend Paula had this unquenchable desire for blueberries and lemon and being the creative genius she is in the kitchen, she conjured up this healthy, flavorful and easy dessert.  So of course it has to go on the blog, right?  It’s got all those things we love – especially fresh and easy!

Barrie Hill Lemon Blueberry Cashew Cake

Paula serving up her amazing new dessert. 

If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen some pics of Paula’s soups to which I’m completely addicted!  When I first popped into Paula’s store, SoupHerb Soups, I knew I would be friends with this talented and charming lady.  We both share the same intense passion for food and her soups, stews and chilis are chock full of fresh ingredients with no preservatives.  I’ll be taking some more photos of her dishes for her website soon and can’t wait to share them.  For those of you not living in the Barrie area, I may have to find a way to pry a recipe or two from Paula and mail them out to you in a secret newsletter – they are THAT good!

Barrie Hill Lemon Barrie Hill Lemon Blueberry Cashew Cake

 Ok, on to the dessert – these pictures were taken on the fly because Paula and I were both so busy chatting that I forgot about taking more pics but these will give you a good look at this super delicious treat.  This was the first taste test of her experiment and we were both delighted with the results.

Paula used Barrie Hill Farms frozen blueberries for this recipe and we both agreed that they are amazing.  When you open up that package, the wonderful aroma of fresh berries greets you and you feel as though you’ve picked them that morning.  Fabulous!

I was delighted when I discovered that Paula was selling her soups at the farm – boy, this is a small town sometimes!  Nicholyn Farms also sells her soups in their café.  So it seems that our collaboration on this dish was inevitable.  Well, I can’t claim any credit – I just shot a couple pics and gobbled it down!  Paula gave me a piece to take home and I ate it for breakfast the next morning!

Barrie Hill Lemon Blueberry Barrie Hill Lemon Blueberry Cashew Cake

I wanted to share this with you today because I thought it would make a great dessert for Father’s Day.  Fresh strawberries are now available as well and they will make a lovely garnish on the side.  Over the next few days I will be cooking up three special strawberry recipes and I can’t wait to share them with you.  We’d love to hear if you try this!  Happy Father’s Day!


Barrie Hill Lemon Blueberry Cashew Cake
Author: Paula Card @
  • Crust
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • Filling
  • 1.5 cups raw cashews
  • 2 large lemons
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 can coconut milk (add a little more if you want it thick)
  • Topping
  • 1 600 gram bag of Barrie Hill Farms Frozen blueberries or fresh if available.
  • or 2.5 cups blueberries
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  1. Soak dates in warm water for 10 minutes, then drain
  2. Process nuts into a meal using food processor. Set aside.
  3. Process dates until small bits remain and it forms into a bal. Add nuts back into processor and blend until a loose dough forms. It should stick together when you squeeze a bit between you fingers.Too dry? Add more dates. Too wet? Add more almonds.
  4. Line a small baking dish with parchment paper and pack down the crust using your fingers. Place in freezer and let set.
  1. Soak in water 4-6 hours then drain. (note…to speed this process up, pour boiling hot water over cashews and soak for one hour).
  2. Juice and zest lemons. Place all filling ingredients into food processor and blend till smooth. For coconut milk, be sure to use the ‘cream’ part first as this makes the filling richer tasting then add the liquid after.
  3. Taste mixture to ensure it has a good lemony flavour. Add more lemon juice and zest if needed.
  4. Once mixture is to your liking, pour it into the cake pan, layering it over the crust evenly.
  1. Place all topping ingredients into a fry pan and sauté till blueberries soften Pour blueberry mixture over cashew cake and serve.
  2. Garnish on the side with additional fruit if desired.

 Here’s a peek at some of Paula’s soups.  This company is growing fast and before you know it, there will be a SoupHerb Soup near you!   Thanks so much for sharing, Paula.  It was such a pleasure visiting your beautiful home!

Tex Mex Soup | SoupHerb Soups

Tex Mex Soup

Creamy Tomato Soup | SoupHerb Soups

Creamy Tomato Soup

Potato Leek Soup | SoupHerb Soups

Potato Leek Soup


  • Reply
    Anita Rivera
    June 18, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Good evening my friend! We just got home today in the late afternoon and have settled in. Thank you so much for following me along on Instagram! What a trip that was; I will never forget it, EVER!

    OK, this has to be outstanding. I must make this but I am going to make a smaller version of it to first test it out.We love cashews and I can imagine that the texture can be wonderful! Looks so good!

    I must get to bed; we are so tired! LOVE! Anita

    • Reply
      June 19, 2015 at 6:01 am

      It truly was delicious, Anita. It’s a good idea for you to test to see your desired thickness and lemon flavour. I know you’ll love the zing and freshness of this dish. Paula knows her foods!
      I absolutely loved your pics on Instagram and I’m sure you’ve got tons more to share. Can’t wait to see them. So glad you had a great time. Lots of love to you. xoxo

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    donna cherutti
    June 19, 2015 at 7:56 am

    will this blueberry lemon cashew cake be available to purchase at Barrie Hill Farms store 🙂

    • Reply
      June 19, 2015 at 8:00 am

      Hi Donna,
      No, this is a recipe only. Maybe we’ll have to try and convince Paula to add this to her products for sale! Thanks for popping by 🙂

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    June 19, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Lovely looking cheesecake Robyn, the crust sounds amazing. Pinning for later. Have a great week-end!
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    June 20, 2015 at 2:03 am

    I have got to start following my favorite bloggers on instagram. I haven’t been into that long. Just weeks.

    • Reply
      June 20, 2015 at 6:22 am

      Great, Susan – I’ll look for you on there 🙂 Have a great weekend!

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    Gentle Joy
    June 22, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Wow, what a lot of good flavors in this cake! It sounds wonderful! 🙂
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      June 24, 2015 at 6:53 am

      It really was delicious. I’m going to have to get another invite to Paula’s house! lol Thanks for stopping by, Joy.
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    June 23, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Wow this blueberry desert looks so delicious, love blueberry and lemon together, I always add lemon to my blueberry jam. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      June 24, 2015 at 7:19 am

      Lemon and blueberry are just heavenly, Sue. It seems that a lot of us crave those flavours at this time of year!
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    June 23, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    {{gasp}} What an incredible dessert your friend has made! Talk about beautiful and oh-so-appetizing 🙂 Do you realize I have a BOOK now of all the recipes I want to try from your blog….forget the list because it has seriously turned into page after page of must try! 🙂

    Thanks for taking the time to link up with Roses of Inspiration this week. Hugs and blessings to you!

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      June 24, 2015 at 7:25 am

      Don’t you love that this looks so decadent but it’s perfectly healthy and scrumptious? I know you love your desserts, Stephanie, so you’ll love this one!
      Now if you could put together an E-Book for me, that would be great, lol.
      Have a great day, friend. xoxo
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    Marissa | Pinch and Swirl
    June 24, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    It’s so true that each new season brings its own cravings. I love that! Your cheesecake looks super delicious…
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      June 25, 2015 at 6:53 am

      Me too, Marissa. Just when you’re so sick of comfort foods each winter along comes the wonderfully fresh foods of Spring. And then Fall comes and you’re ready to start all over again. Paula created such a treat!

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    June 29, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    This looks so amazing! I can’t wait to try it. Pinned and tweeted! Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you, tonight at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls
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