Raw Chocolate Goji Cake

As you might already have noticed, my new obsession is raw cakes. They are just so easy to make! You can make the recipe up as you go and basically nothing can go wrong. If it tastes good while you make it, it can only get better after a bit of rest in the fridge.

This time I wanted to make a cake with a bigger and more crumbly crust and a smaller top layer.

Cake Crust

100 g pitted dates
50 g almonds
50 g hazelnuts
1 tsp raw honey or agave nectar for a vegan version
20 g goji berries, chopped

Because the crust should be a bit more crumbly this time, start with the dates. Put them in the food processor and blend until they are a paste. Then add the almonds, hazelnuts and the honey or agave nectar and process until everything starts sticking together but is still a bit coarse. Blend the chopped goji berries in.

Pour everything into a cake ring and squeeze the dough carefully down so the crust will stick together. Don’t press too hard because this cake should have a more crumbly texture!

2women2cats: Raw Vegan Chocolate Gojiberry Cake
Put the cake in the fridge and start preparing the top layer.

Filling

3 small avocados (I had mini avocados, so you might only need 2 normal sized ones)
1/2 banana
5 tbsp raw cacao powder
4 tsp raw honey or agave nectar
2 tsp raw coconut oil
sea salt

a few goji berries

Blend everything in the food processor until smooth and add a bit of sea salt to take the bitterness out of the cacao powder. It should have a mousse type of texture. Pour everything on top of the crust and spread evenly.

2women2cats: Raw Vegan Chocolate Gojiberry Cake

2women2cats: Raw Vegan Chocolate Gojiberry Cake

Decorate with goji berries and keep in the fridge until serving. Enjoy!

Stef

2women2cats: Raw Vegan Chocolate Gojiberry Cake

2women2cats: Raw Vegan Chocolate Gojiberry Cake

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7 thoughts on “Raw Chocolate Goji Cake

  1. No, not at all. I really has a mousse like texture from the avocado. The coconut oil will also set in the fridge and help stabilizing the cake 🙂 Another possibility is to add raw cacao butter instead of the oil. I also have made raw cakes without extra coconut oil or cocao butter and it was still not runny although I only used avocado for it.

  2. I’m with you on the raw dessert obsession right now! I’ve made countless squares, bars and bliss balls in the last couple of weeks, but haven’t done a cake yet other than mini raw cheesecakes . . . maybe this one will be next:) I love goji berries, so this looks delicious.

  3. Wow, this look absolutely amazing :O I’ve never thought of adding goji berries to a raw cake base, but I will definitely give this a try. I like the idea of a more crumbly texture as well.

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