Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Raw chocolate-orange mousse cake

This cake is honestly one of the most tasty, creamy and delicious cakes I have made :) Have I told you that I looooooooove avocados?  Yesssss, you guest it right... this cake is made of creamy avocados, although you will not be able to tell :) The taste is just like the traditional chocolate mousse made with tons of cream and dairy products. With this cake you will be able to enjoy the same taste, but in a much more healthy form:P
I added the orange juice and zest, because I really enjoy the combination of chocolate and orange. The two tastes harmonize well together and make this cake really a special treat :)

Sooo, let's see how to prepare it :) 
- 100 grams of walnuts (soaked overnight) - you can use any nuts of your choice
- 150 grams of almonds (soaked overnight)
- 2 cups of Medjool dates
- pinch of salt
- pinch of pure vanilla
- 2 tbsp coconut oil

- juice of 1 orange, freshly squeezed 
- zest of 1 orange
- 1 cup of Medjool dates (soaked for  30 minutes)
- 1 cup of coconut oil (melted)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 4 heaping tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder (preferably raw)
- 3 ripe avocados
- 1 tbsp psyllium husk 
- 1 cup of cashew nuts (soaked for 2-3 hours)
- 1/2 cup of rice milk (or any plant based milk)

  1. Make sure that the dates are pitted. If they are a bit more dry, soak them for around 30 minutes. Usually soft Medjool dates don't need to be soaked :) 
  2. Soak the nuts overnight, or at least for 10-12 hours. The next day discard the water and wash them through running water. 
  3. Place all ingredients to a S-blade food processor and process until a smooth dough is formed, and everything sticks together (usually this means a big ball of dough running around your food processor ;).
  4. Place the crust to a cake form, even it out with your fingers throughout the base of the form, and place it to the freezer while you are working on the filling.
  1. Please make sure the dates are as well pitted and soak them, if they are more on the dry side.
  2. Melt the coconut oil and place it to a mixing bowl together with the maple syrup. Add the cocoa powder spoon by spoon, slowly stirring each spoon into the coconut oil - maple syrup mixture. Keep on stirring until a smooth paste is formed. This will make it easier to mix the cocoa well throughout the filling. 
  3. Place all ingredients, but the milk, to a S-blade food processor (or a high speed blender, if you have one). Leave a little orange zest for decoration.
  4. Start by pressing the "Pulse" function on your food processor, and gradually mix all ingredients well together.
  5. Add as much milk as you need to create a very smooth dough -> keep on mixing until you create a very smooth, chunk free paste. 
  6. Take the crust out from the freezer and pour the filling over it. Even the filling out using a spatula and place the cake to the fridge. Refrigerate for 4-5 hours before serving :)
 Enjoy :)

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