No-Bake Strawberry Couscous Cake

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

This recipe was featured in our February/March 2010 newsletter. It was submitted by guest author Mary Olivar, Healthy Eating Specialist for the Whole Foods Market flagship store. She says that this appealing easy no-bake cake rivals strawberry shortcake.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cake:.
  2. In a saucepan, combine couscous, amasake, water, juice, and salt. Heat and stir for 10 minutes, or until couscous swells and becomes soft. Add vanilla. Pour into cake pan, smooth the surface, and add topping.
  3. Topping:.
  4. Arrange strawberries on top of cake artfully. Dissolve kudzu in juice, add lemon peel, heat and stir until it thickens. Add vanilla. Pour over strawberries and cake. Let cool for an hour in the refrigerator before serving.


Most Helpful

What a great find! I'm always hunting for delectible and not-too-sweet snack foods for my seven-year-old daughter. This was a winner! I used a dessertspoon of cornstarch as no kudzu was to be found here, and would double the amount of fruit next time. Delicious!! And so easy.

Elise and family December 21, 2010

...been wanting to experiment w/ a couscous cake for a bit now after seeing a "contest" on a vegan blog a couple of years back...happy to find this here-and with nicer strawberries just coming on the scene in my area for the season; I tagged it for HC tag game :)- exiting to use kudzu for first time (fantastic stuff!!!)...ummm juiced my own apple and made a nut milk that I thickened w/ some chia...added a bit of stevia drops with the vanilla to sweeten the topping a bit more {{was like caramelishy :) -yum}} ... liked the recipe a lot and want to play with the idea more now that it has become comfortable...(introduce other fruits and flavors, try quinoa and millet ...& now really, really,really want to try amasake A different, exciting and interesting recipe-thanks so much for sharing...:)

free-free April 29, 2010

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