Raw Vegan 'Nutella' Frozen Torte

It's coming up for Festive Season Overindugling.

Not that any of us would do that, right? I made this rather virtuous dessert a while back and loved it, so I thought I'd share it with you.

It's my adaptation of rawmazing's frozen torte.

raw vegan chocolate torte

Advice: either leave the base out completely or add some sort of fat to bind it. Mine just turned out to be cacao crumbs. Not really appetizing.

Also, I left out the espresso part :)

Triple Chocolate Espresso Hazelnut Frozen Torte

serves 8 – 10

Crust

1/2 cup almonds1/2 cup cacao powder4 dates, soaked until soft

1. Place all ingredients in food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped.

2. Press into 7-inch spring form pan. Set aside.  (I love this one: 7″ Spring Form Pan  

Filling

2 avocados1/2 cup hazelnut butter (You will find a great tutorial here: Making Nut Butters)1 cup hazelnut milk (you can use almond milk)1/2 cup cacao powder1/2 cup raw, organic agave syrup or liquid sweetener of choice1 tablespoon instant espresso powder* (This is what you are looking for: Instant Espresso  )1 teaspoon vanilla1/4 teaspoon himalayan sea salt (I use freshly ground)

1. Place all ingredients in food processor or high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. Pour over crust and freeze until set.

yummy frozen torte

Ganache

1/2 cup organic raw agave syrup or liquid sweetener of choice1/2 cup cacao powder1/4 cup coconut oil, melted3/4 cup hazelnuts, chopped2 teaspoons espresso powder*

1. Whisk together agave, cacao, and coconut oil. 

2. Stir in 1/2 cup hazelnuts and pour over partially frozen cake and top with remaining hazelnuts.

2. Freeze until set.

3. Remove and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

*The espresso powder is there for flavor only. It can be easily omitted without affecting anything but the flavor.

 

vegan chocolate torte
delicious vegan chocolate torte. the middle would work as ice-cream too.