*For easier digestion and fantastic flavor, soak and dry the nuts ahead of time. Place 3/4 cups of nuts in a bowl. Add 1/2 t of sea salt and cover the nuts with water. Stir to dissolve the salt. Allow to sit for 6 – 8 hours. Drain and dry in a dehydrator or in your oven at just under 150 degrees for 8 – 12 hours, or until completely dry and crisp. Tip: This is just enough nuts for the cake, but go ahead and double or triple the batch, so that you have nuts for other recipes.