This Chocolate Avocado Torte are what dessert dreams are made of. This Chocolate Avocado Torte is the perfect combination of a slightly sweet crunchy crust with a melt in your mouth chocolate mousse topping. Serve this Chocolate Avocado Torte at your next dinner gathering and your guests will love you.
I am so excited for this week's recipe! A Chocolate Avocado Torte. My mouth is watering just thinking about this cake. I pretty much ate the entire cake to myself the first time I made this recipe. Ok not the whole cake. I let Erik have at least one piece (I know I'm such a good girlfriend right?). This cake is made fudgey and delicious by the addition of avocados - and before you say "yuck" I assure you that you cannot taste the avocados. All you taste is choclately, fudgey deliciousness. And yes I just made up at least 2 words in that sentence to describe how good this cake it. It's so good that it needs its own language.
Can you believe that summer is almost half over? How did that happen? It is going by way too quickly if you ask me. This happens every year. 2 months of summer is just not enough. Not enough at all! The good thing is that I still have another two weeks of vacation booked for August, so in another two weeks I will be back at the lake enjoying some sun, sand, good books, good food and relaxation time. Because it's been so hot lately I have been making ALL the paleo ice cream that I can. Because there is nothing better than a little ice cream on a hot day. Right? Especially when it's made with healthy, real-food ingredients. Some of my favourite paleo ice cream recipes include my Avocado Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, Chocolate Ice Cream, Double Berry Coconut Ice Cream and Lavender Infused Cherry Ice Cream. Do you have a favourite paleo ice cream? If so leave it in the comments so that I can try it! I am also working on a couple more paleo ice cream recipes for you so stay tuned for those in the near future.
Okay but let's chat about this Chocolate Avocado Torte. I am OBSESSED! I was inspired to create this recipe after eating the chocolate torte at Ten Foot Henry. Now, the two recipes are definitely different, but in my opinion both amazing. This Chocolate Avocado Torte has a slightly sweet, crunchy crust and then a melt in your mouth chocolate layer. Oh it is just so good! The avocados give the chocolate layer an extra creamy texture. And don't worry, you don't taste the avocados! So even if you hate avocados (if you do you are crazy by the way) you will still get all the health benefits from them. Avocados are one of my favourite super foods. They really are loaded with many health benefits including:
- Are a great source of mono-unsaturated fatty acids
- Are a great source of fibre
- Are loaded with vitamins and minerals including potassium, vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B5, vitamin B6 and vitamin E
This Chocolate Avocado Torte is paleo, vegan and GAPS safe. So no matter what special diet you are following you will likely be able to eat this dessert. Because life without dessert once in a while just isn't a fun life at all. I am all about that balance. Eating healthy in the long run is all about balance. Deprivation is not a long term strategy. Don't let yourself feel guilty about eating a treat now and then. Make it a delicious treat and enjoy every moment of it.
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Chocolate Avocado Torte Recipe
1 1/2 cups raw cashews
1 1/2 cups dates
1 cup shredded coconut (I use this brand)
1/4 cup cacao powder
1 TBSP organic vanilla extract (I use this kind)
1. Place all of the ingredients into your food processor (this is the one I use and love) and blend well until desired texture (I still like to have some cashew chunks)
2. Transfer the crust to a 9 inch round springform cake pan
3. Press the crust down with a spoon or spatula until you have a smooth, even layer
4. Place the pan in the freezer while you make the filling
Flesh from 3 ripe avocados
1 1/4 cups full fat coconut milk (this brand is great because it is guar gum and xanthan gum free)
1/2 melted coconut oil (this brand is my favourite)
1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
1/3 cup organic cacao powder (buy here)
1 TBSP organic vanilla extract (I use this brand)
1. Place all of the ingredients into your food processor (this is the one I use and love) and blend well, until smooth
2. Remove the pan from the freezer and pour the filling on top of the crust
3. Spread evenly until smooth
4. Place in the freezer for 1-2 hours, until it reaches the consistency you desire (Note: If you freeze this longer the texture is more like ice cream cake, and if you freeze it for less time it is more like a mousse)
5. Remove from the freezer and let thaw for 10-20 minutes
6. Serve and enjoy!
Note: Store the cake in the fridge or freezer depending on how quickly you will eat it