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Chocolate Mousse Cake

Decadent Raw Chocolate Mousse Cake: A Guilt-Free Dessert Delight

Chocolate Mousse Cake

If you’re anything like me, finding that sweet spot where dessert feels like a treat without the guilt trip is a culinary quest. Let me share with you a creation that's close to my heart, a recipe I've tweaked and perfected over the years: my Raw Chocolate Mousse Cake. This isn’t just any dessert; it’s a journey, a labor of love, and it has a special place in my kitchen—and, quite frankly, in the hearts of anyone who’s had a slice.

Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe:

Crust Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups of raw nuts (I love using a mix of Brazil nuts and almonds)

  • 1/3 cup of organic shredded dried coconut

  • 1 cup of pitted dates

  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon

  • 1 tsp of organic, non-alcoholic vanilla extract

  • A pinch of pink Himalayan salt

  • A drizzle of raw agave

Crust Preparation:

  1. Lightly grease a cake pan with coconut oil.

  2. In a food processor, ground the nuts until crumbly.

  3. Add the dates, cinnamon, vanilla extract, salt, and drizzle with agave. Process until the mixture becomes sticky.

  4. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Freeze until the filling is ready.

Filling Ingredients:

  • 6 ripe avocados, peeled and stoned

  • 2 large, ripe bananas, peeled and chopped

  • 1 1/2 cups of raw cacao powder

  • 3/4 to 1 cup of raw agave (adjust to taste)

  • 1 1/2 tsp of organic, non-alcoholic vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon

  • A pinch of pink Himalayan salt

  • 6 drops of chocolate-flavored SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia (adjust to taste)

  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup of coconut water (adjust for consistency)

  • 1 1/2 to 2 Tbsp of melted coconut oil

Filling Preparation:

  1. Blend avocados and bananas in a food processor until creamy.

  2. Add the cacao powder, agave, vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt, and stevia. Blend until smooth.

  3. Slowly add coconut water to achieve desired consistency. Blend in the melted coconut oil.

  4. Pour the filling over the crust, smoothing out the top to keep it fluffy.

  5. Freeze for 1 to 2 hours until set. For a softer texture, thaw slightly before serving.

This Raw Chocolate Mousse Cake isn't just a treat for the taste buds; it's packed with nutrients, thanks to its wholesome ingredients. Below, you'll find the nutritional breakdown, serving suggestions, storage tips, and the health benefits of the key ingredients. This cake proves that indulgence can be both delicious and nutritious.

Nutrition Facts

Values are approximate per serving (serves 12):

  • Calories: 400

  • Fat: 30g

  • Saturated Fat: 7g

  • Carbohydrates: 35g

  • Fiber: 10g

  • Sugar: 20g

  • Protein: 7g

  • Sodium: 50mg

Serving Suggestions:
  • Garnish: Top with fresh berries, a sprinkle of shredded coconut, or cacao nibs for extra flavor and a beautiful presentation.

  • Pairing: Serve with a dollop of coconut whipped cream or a side of fresh fruit for a refreshing contrast.

  • Portion Size: Cut into small slices; this cake is rich and satisfying.

Storage Recommendations:
  • Refrigerator: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. The texture will be creamier when stored in the fridge.

  • Freezer: For longer storage, keep it in the freezer for up to a month. Wrap the cake well or store in a freezer-safe container to prevent freezer burn. Thaw at room temperature for 15-30 minutes before serving for the best texture.

Healthy Benefits of the Ingredients:
  • Avocados: High in healthy fats, particularly monounsaturated fat, which supports heart health. Avocados are also an excellent source of vitamins E, C, and potassium.

  • Raw Nuts (Brazil nuts and almonds): Packed with protein, fiber, and essential fatty acids. Brazil nuts are one of the best sources of selenium, a vital mineral for thyroid health. Almonds offer vitamin E, magnesium, and calcium.

  • Raw Cacao Powder: Rich in antioxidants, especially flavonoids, which can improve heart health and lower blood pressure. Cacao is also a mood booster.

  • Bananas: Provide potassium and fiber, promoting heart health and digestive well-being. They're also a natural sweetener.

  • Coconut Oil: Contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) that can boost metabolism and provide a quick source of energy.

  • Dates: A great source of fiber, potassium, and various micronutrients. Dates add natural sweetness without the need for refined sugar.

  • Pink Himalayan Salt: Contains trace minerals not found in regular table salt, contributing to electrolyte balance.

This Raw Chocolate Mousse Cake is more than just dessert—it's a nutrient-rich, satisfying treat that caters to both health-conscious eaters and dessert lovers alike. Enjoy this guilt-free indulgence that combines deliciousness with the wholesome goodness of its natural ingredients.

This cake is always a hit at gatherings and has a way of disappearing quickly! It's a testament to the fact that you can indulge in your dessert cravings and still make healthy choices. I've served this cake in many ways, and it's always been a delightful experience. Whether you're a seasoned raw food enthusiast or just looking for a healthier dessert option, this cake is sure to impress. Enjoy the creation process and, most importantly, savor every bite!

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