Raw Chocolate Birthday Cake
So it’s Pure’s 6th birthday Which is why I’m sharing this extremely delicious and decadent treat with you! (pss…you have one more week for the special sale, 20% on everything, using the code:pure6 )
This is it. A simple, quick, and easy recipe for the best raw vegan chocolate cake. I whipped this up for my lover’s birthday celebration / family dinner and his whole clan loved it!
I mean: chocolate. cake. Need I say more?
If you are new to the whole ‘raw vegan dessert’ thing, then this cake recipe is perfect for you. This is almost as basic as you can get. Although you can add anything else you want to this dark brown creamy bad boy (ex: ginger, cinnamon, berries), I am keepin’ it real and leaving ingredients at a minimum so no one gets confused or overwhelmed.
RAW VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE
1 cup walnuts
1 1/2 cups dates
2 cups cashews
2 tablespoons cacao powder
1 cup water
Juice from 1 lemon
1 cup dates
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
To make the crust: pulse oats or walnuts into powder in a food processor, then add the dates and keep processing until it all starts to stick together. Press into the bottom of a spring form cake pan, or adjustable pan (I used an adjustable pan set to about 7 inches). Put in fridge.
To make the cake: blend everything until smooth, thick and creamy! It should be the consistency of yogurt, kinda. If it’s watery; add more dates, coconut oil or nuts. If it’s too thick; add more water or maple syrup. Pour onto your crust and let it set overnight or for at least 12 hours (this lets it set and develop flavour). Slice and enjoy! I decorated mine with hemp seeds and pumpkin seeds.