Try this out on your friends at a dinner party, I bet they won’t guess that it uses avocados and banana as the base for a beautifully light chocolate mousse. Dairy free and gluten free.
Raw Chocolate Orange Tart. GF, Vegan.Print This
- For the base:
- 250g Mixed nuts
- 10 Pitted Dates
- 3 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- For the topping:
- 4 Very ripe avocados
- 1 Banana
- 4 Heaped tbsp of raw cacao powder
- 4 Tbsp Honey or Agave syrup if vegan - keep tasting as you add as you may need to add more to sweeten. Agave is sweeter than honey, so use your judgement.
- 1 Tsp of orange oil or good quality orange essence
- The zest of one orange
- 3 Tbsp coconut oil
You will need a round spring form tin.
To make the base place the nuts and dates in a food processor and process at full speed until crushed up. You want a chunky breadcrumb consistency. Melt the 3 tablespoons of coconut oil and add to the date and nut mixture and process again until well mixed.
Transfer the mix to the bottom of a springform tin, pat down to create a base and pop into the freezer while you prepare the topping.
Halve the avocados and remove the stones. Scoop the flesh into a food processor. Add the banana, cacao powder, agave or honey, orange oil and half of the zest (save the rest to sprinkle over the top). Blend thoroughly to make a velvety chocolate mousse.
Remove the base from the freezer and pour the chocolate avocado mix over the base. Smooth over with a palette knife or a spatula. Pop back into the freezer for at least 2 hours before serving. When you take it out sprinkle the remaining zest on the top.
You can keep this in the freezer – just make sure you allow at least 20 minutes after taking it out before serving the avocado needs to be just on the cool side of room temp, not too far otherwise it will relax too much!