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Raw Vegan Chocolate Cake

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We have the ultimate treat for you! Indulge in our scrumptious, guilt-free Raw Vegan Chocolate Cake, made with only the finest natural ingredients.

Discover the irresistible magic of Raw Vegan Chocolate Cake, and also delicious and nutritious

Raw Vegan Chocolate Cake

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  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Resting Time: 12 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings depending on size 1x
  • Category: Vegan Recipes
  • Method: Moderate


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  • 1 1/2 cups powdered walnuts (I managed to get powdered walnuts, but you can use chopped or whole)
  • 2 1/4 cups diced dates (I managed to get diced dates but you can use whole)


  • 3 cups raw unsalted cashews
  • 3 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 cup water
  • Juice from 2 lemons
  • 1 1/2 cups diced dates
  • 187.5 ml coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


To make the crust:

  1. Pulse walnuts into powder (if you use whole walnuts) in a food processor
  2. Add the pitted dates and keep processing until it all starts to stick together.

To make the cake:

  1. Blend all the cake ingredients until smooth, thick, and creamy.
  2. It should be the consistency of yogurt.  (Here I adapted the original recipe and only used 1 cup of water instead of 1½ cups as suggested)
  3. If it’s watery, add more dates, coconut oil, or nuts, or if too thick, add extra water or maple syrup.  (Mine came out perfect and I did not have to fix the consistency).
  4. Spoon out onto the cold crust and leave overnight in the fridge, in order for it to set and develop in flavor.
  5. Decorate as you wish
  6. I used vegan chocolate shavings,  slivered almonds, shredded coconut, and salted pumpkin nuts.
  7. Only for displaying I added some pumpkin candy, but as it’s not vegan, I did not serve it as such.
  8. Line a 9” spring form cake with parchment paper, and press the mixture down with the palm of your hand into the bottom of the cake pan.
  9. Leave it in the fridge while you prepare the filling.


Prepared, tried, and tested by Esme (blogger and owner) of The Recipe Hunter: Tried  and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs and SA Tasty Recipes – Saffas  Daily Recipes


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 619
  • Sugar: 56.2 g
  • Sodium: 9.6 mg
  • Fat: 36.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 73.8 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 7.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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