Sometimes you just want a beautiful, decadent cake but don't want to expend the effort of turning on the oven. This delectable no-bake mousse cake makes it possible! Made with dates that add a fruity note that complements the filling, this cake is a sure knockout hit.

No-Bake Cashew Chocolate Mousse Cake With Fresh Mint [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 15 pitted, non-sorbate prunes
  • 1 cup whole ground flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 cup raw shelled hemp hearts
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons espresso or strong coffee
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the Filling:

  • 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil
  • 1 13.5-ounce can full fat organic coconut milk
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup, to taste
  • 1 cup organic creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup espresso or strong coffee
  • 1 cup cashew nuts, soaked in water overnight, then drained
  • 2 organic ripe bananas

For the Chocolate Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

For the Garnish:

  • Fresh mint
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Preparation

Cake:

  1. Combine the crust ingredients in a food processor, and pulse until they form a paste.
  2. Press mixture into a 9-inch springform pan. If you don’t have a springform pan, use a pie tin or a regular cake pan covered with parchment paper. Put the pan in the freezer while the filling is prepared.
  3. Put coconut oil, coconut milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup, peanut butter, and coffee in a saucepan, and heat very gently until all ingredients have melted and are easily combined.
  4. Pour the ingredients from the sauce pan, plus the cashews and the banana into a blender or food processor, and pulse until mixture is as smooth as possible.
  5. Pour the filling into the crust, and freeze for 2-4 hours, or until filling is set.

Chocolate Sauce:

  1. Whisk all the ingredients in a small bowl until combined. Drizzle sauce over cake and return to refrigerator to set.
  2. Before serving, garnish with fresh mint.

Notes

Store any leftovers in the freezer. Remove a few minutes before eating to thaw to desired texture.

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Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 5597 | Total Carbs: 419 g | Total Fat: 403 g | Total Protein: 148 g | Total Sodium: 1646 g | Total Sugar: 168 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.