When You Crave Chocolate

This is the recipe of the cake I made nearly a year a go. My first Raw Cake. It looks very luxurious, but is so simple to do! If you like chocolate (and I mean rich, dark chocolate) then this is for you! I find it slightly too rich for me, so I add less cacao when in the original recipe (the original one is by Ani Phyo). Just simply play with flavours… And if you end up making too much of the icing – don’t worry, use it as healthy alternative for chocolate spread, children adores it! My little boy uses it as a dipping for strawberries, and I just eat spoonfuls of it. So here you go…

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Raspberry Ganache Fudge Cake


Ingredients:

Fudge Cake

  • 3 cups dry walnuts
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cacao powder
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates

Frosting

  • 2⁄3 cup semi-soft pitted Medjool dates
  • 1⁄2 cup agave syrup
  • 1 cup ripe avocado flesh (from about 1 medium avocado)
  • 2⁄3 cup cacao powder

Filling

  • 1 cup raspberries

Method:

  1. To make the cake, combine the walnuts, cacao powder and salt in the food processor and pulse until coarsely mixed. Avoid overprocessing. Add the dates and pulse until mixed well. Shape into two stackable cakes of desired shape and set aside.
  2. To make the frosting, combine the dates and agave syrup in the food processor and process until smooth. Add the avocado and process until smooth. Add the cacao powder and process until smooth.
  3. To serve, frost the top of one of the cakes with half the frosting and top with the raspberries. Stack the second cake on top and frost the top and side. Serve immediately, or place in the refrigerator for a couple hours to firm up.

The cake on its own will keep in the fridge for many weeks. The frosting will keep separately in the fridge for 1 week. The assembled cake with raspberries will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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