Raw nut, cardamom and chocolate cake

A new cake recipe! This should definitely be used more of a inspirational guide than a straight-off recipe considering the dubious result in terms of texture and presentability…

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The final cake.

The taste however was terrific, so that was a great plus and it has work perfect with a freshly brewed cup of press coffee.

Raw chocolate cake

Crust

  • 40 g Hazelnuts
  • 40 g Almonds
  • 40 g Brazil nuts
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 5 dates
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • A pinch of salt

Filling

  • 1 dl coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter
  • 1 bar of dark chocolate (100g, >70% cacao)
  • 8 dates
  • 1 tsp Vanilla powder

Topping

  • Raspberries
  • Cacao nibs
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The ingredients.

How to do it

  1. Melt the chocolate, the coconut butter and the coconut oil (for the filling) on really low temperature in a small sauce pan on the stove.
  2. Put the ingredients for the crust in a food processor and mix until the nuts have been chopped into reasonably small pieces.
  3. Press the crust onto the walls of the baking dish to create the crust.
  4. Add the dates for the filling to the food processor and process them until they are in small pieces.
  5. Now, add the rest of the ingredients for the filling, including the melted chocolate. And blend until it is smooth.
  6. Pour the filling into the crust and allow to settle in the fridge for about an hour.
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Topping of raspberries and cacao nibs.

Tips and reflections

As I mentioned the cake did maybe not turn out perfectly. In hint-sight I would have used soaked nuts as well as soaked the dates before making the crust. That would have helped in making it slightly stickier and thus easier to make a crust of.

The filling turned out a bit runny as well, at least when kept in room temperature for a while. Changing the coconut butter and maybe half of the coconut oil for one or two deciliters of coconut cream might possibly have helped that, as the original recipe, that I took inspiration from, said…

Note to self, do experiment, but maybe the recipe is as it is for a reason.

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Trying the cake with the afternoon coffee.

Hope you enjoy the inspiration and that you can have some use for it.

Happy paleo,

Cecilia & Magnus

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