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)
- 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 :)
- Soak the nuts overnight, or at least for 10-12 hours. The next day discard the water and wash them through running water.
- 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 ;).
- 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.
- Please make sure the dates are as well pitted and soak them, if they are more on the dry side.
- 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.
- 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.
- Start by pressing the "Pulse" function on your food processor, and gradually mix all ingredients well together.
- 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.
- 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 :)