Raw Chocolate Orange & Chestnut Cakes Recipe

Raw Chocolate Orange & Chestnut Cakes Recipe
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Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy Free
STORAGE
Store in fridge.

Chocolate, Orange and Chestnut are all flavours that create a sweet, indulgent and very Christmassy result. These mini vegan cakes are rich, creamy and without a need for refined sugar - completely delicious! A perfect treat for dinner guests, to enjoy with a tipple and your feet up. 


Ingredients
Equipment
  • 8 Loose Bottomed Mini Cake Tins (6cm Diameter)
  • Bowl for Soaking
  • Blender
  • Freezer
  • Spatula
  • Saucepan
  • Heatproof Bowl
  • Fridge
Method

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  1. Firstly, grease your loose bottomed mini cake tins (6 cm diameter) with a little oil to prevent sticking.
  2. TO MAKE THE BASE:
  3. Next, soak the dates in a hot water for 3 - 5 minutes to soften.
  4. Blitz the almonds in a blender until finely ground. 
  5. Then add the softened dates, orange zest and just 1 tablespoon of the water to the almonds and blitz again until it forms a paste.
  6. Split the base mix between 8 cake tins and press firmly to form a flat, even base. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes to set.
  7. TO MAKE THE FILLING:
  8. Meanwhile, place all the filling ingredients together in blender and blitz until smooth. You may need to scrape the sides a few times with a spatula and repeat the blitzing.
  9. Spoon the filling onto the base and level the top with a spatula so it’s flat. 
  10. Place in the freezer for a further 30 minutes to set. Bring to room temperature (about 5 - 10 minutes) before adding the chocolate topping.
  11. TO MAKE THE TOPPING:
  12. Fill a saucepan with an inch of boiling water. Add the cacao butter to a heat proof bowl and place into the pan. On a low heat, stir the cacao butter until fully melted.
  13. Add the cacao and fold into the cacao butter until combined. 
  14. Stir in the almond butter and honey. Option to add a pinch of salt if there isn’t any in the almond butter.
  15. Spoon 1 tablespoon of melted chocolate over each of the Chocolate Orange and Chestnut Cakes. 
  16. Top with shelled hemp seeds, cacao nibs and a sprinkling of orange zest.
  17. Place in the fridge for 5 minutes to set.
  18. Share & enjoy!
Raw Chocolate Orange & Chestnut Cakes Recipe Raw Chocolate Orange & Chestnut Cakes Recipe Raw Chocolate Orange & Chestnut Cakes Recipe

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21 December 2017 - 11:38am

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