This mud cake has all the chocolatey texture and flavor you could want, but no oven is required! This cake is set atop a base of mixed nuts and dates and is sweetened with just a bit of maple syrup. Who would've thought chocolate cake could be healthy and delicious at the same?

Raw Chocolate Mud Cake [Vegan]

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Ingredients

For the Base:

  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 7 soft Medjool dates
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut nectar or pure maple syrup
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon filtered water

For the Chocolate Mud Cake:

  • 2 cups raw cashews, soaked in filtered water for at least 8 hours
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 heaped tablespoon coconut oil or coconut butter
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3-4 Medjool dates
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons filtered water
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Preparation

To Make the Base:

  1. In a food processor, pulse base ingredients until they stick together. Press into mould into a 20 - 23 cm round cake tin that has a push out base.

To Make the Mud Cake:

  1. Blend all chocolate mud cake ingredients in food processor until very smooth and creamy. The longer you pulse the smoother it gets. Scrape down sides every once in a while and then pour over base.
  2. Freeze overnight. When ready to serve, remove from cake tin and if you desire, melt raw vegan chocolate and drizzle over the top.
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