Black Forest Vegan Torte

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Hi all!

Christmas season is officially here people!

With this time of the year we get invited to tons of Christmas functions. Work parties, neighbor parties, family get-togethers, friend’s Christmas brunches…..you get the point right?

Most of the time we are asked to bring a dish – so today I would like to share with you this croud pleaser – Vegan Chocolate Torte.

I adapted this recipe from Oh she glows. If you haven’t already visited the site, it’s a fun place to find recipes. All the recipes I’ve tried so far have been fantastic!

The frosting has a secret ingredient – it’s made out of avocados. Honesly I am not a fan of frosting but this deliciously creamy mixture is out of this world. Really, who doesn’t love healthy chocolate frosting?

 

So here we go…Enjoy!

Crust ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cup whole grain flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup raw sugar or Sucanat
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 5 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup + 4 Tbsp almond milk
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup

 

Filling:

  • 2 cups avocado flesh (approx 4 medium avocados), pitted and scooped out
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp smooth peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • jam of your choice

 

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the dry crust ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, coconut, arrowroot powder, sugar and salt).
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the wet crust ingredients (oil, maple syrup, milk).
  • Add wet to dry and stir well.
  • In a 10 inch springform cake pan, scoop on the crust batter and spread out with a wet spoon or wet hands.
  • The dough will be very sticky so you will have to keep wetting your spoon/hands. Spread out as evenly as possible and bake for 25 minutes at 375F.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the filling by placing all filling ingredients (except chocolate chips and jam) into food processor. Process until smooth.
  • Once the crust is done baking, remove from oven and cool off for about 5-10 mins.
  • Melt your chocolate chips in a small bowl and place melted chocolate into food processor mixture.
  • Process until smooth.
  • Spread the jam of your choice on top of the baked crust.
  • Scoop frosting into cake pan on top of crust with jam.
  • Carefully smooth out as much as possible and then place in the freezer for 1.5-2 hours to firm up.
  • Remove from freezer about 10-15 min before serving.

Enjoy!

Talk soon

Zuzana

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