Dinner Party Chocolate Torte

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Oh yeah, this is a good one! Creamy texture, but not too dense, this torte sets up well overnight in the refrigerator and is easy to make. This is one to show your peeps that raw desserts are truly “Food2Live4”!

Crust:

4 cups raw pecans
6 pitted dates, roughly chopped
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. sea salt
2 tsp. vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in a food processor until the nuts are well chopped and begins to stick together. Press into the bottom of a spring form cheese cake pan.

Filling:

1 1/3 cups water
1 cup raw cacao powder or high quality cocoa powder
1 avocado
1 8 oz jar cashew butter, room temperature
3/4 cup coconut butter (NOT coconut oil)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup liquid sweetener (agave, coconut palm nectar,or maple syrup)

Combine the water, avocado, and cacao powder in a Vitamix or other high speed blender.*
Add remaining ingredients and blend until creamy, stopping occasionally to scrape down the container sides.

Pour filling into the springform pan and refrigerator overnight to set. When ready to serve, run a knife around the inside edge of the pan and pop off the outside rim. Top individual serving with raspberries or strawberries. You’ll get at least 12 servings.

*If you don’t have a Vitamix or BlendTec, combine the first 3 ingredients in a blender and then transfer to a mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix by hand until creamy and smooth.

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