Orange Chocolate Nut Cake

A crust of almonds, dates, and coconut oil is the foundation of this cold cake, which is complete with a chocolatey orange filling.

Nut Cake Crust

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (140 g) raw almonds
  • ½ cup (80 g) Medjool dates, pitted
  • 3 Tablespoons coconut oil, softened

Directions

  1. Place almonds, dates and coconut oil into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 1 minute, using the tamper to press ingredients into the blades.
  5. Scoop mixture onto an 8-inch (20-cm) spring form pan, or push pan. Press the mixture into the sides and bottom of pan.
  6. Place in freezer to set.

Orange Chocolate Cake Filling

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (375 g) cashews, soaked 3 hours, rinsed, drained
  • ¾ cup (180 ml) orange juice
  • ⅔ cup (160 ml) agave nectar
  • ¼ cup (25 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • ¾ cup (165 g) coconut oil, softened
  • ¼ cup (40 g) dark chocolate, grated, for garnish

Directions

  1. Place cashews, juice, agave, cocoa powder, salt, extract and coconut oil into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 1 minute, until the mixture has the consistency of a thick pudding.