Raw Vegan Chocolate Orange Cake


Chocolate is like bread in our household, we should never run out! My husband is not that crazy about it, but my girls and I are deeply in love with the "food of goddesses"!

It drives my husband nuts that he is the only male at home and that in the future, he will have to endure 3 PMS at different times of the month (lol) "the whole month is ruined" he says!

Well, thank god for chocolate because god knows what, we, women would have done without it, at that time of the month!

I am sure, many of you ladies can relate, right? Lately, I don't even need to track my period anymore, there is that day, more precisely night, where I eat all the chocolate in the world! The next day is always a proof that cravings never lie, they are here to tell us something!

I have learned, with time, to embrace my cravings, whatever they are, and of course I always try to satisfy them using high vibrational food and ingredients as much as possible.

When it comes to chocolate, instead of choosing the store bought chocolate bars loaded with refined sugars, or the highly processed cocoa powder, I go for raw cacao and I create simple recipes that are delicious and nutritious at the same time.

Because who wouldn't like to enjoy that chocolate cake without any guilt?

What if I tell you, that you can create delicious chocolate recipes that are not only guilt-free, but also loaded with nutrition, detoxing and alkalizing ingredients like aloe vera, dandelion, broccoli leaf, kale, chlorella, wheatgrass, turmeric, and more.., all in one scoop of Detox Organics superfoods*! Ingredients known to help the body not only detox naturally, but also provide a digestive support helping with bloating and constipation!

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I have been creating amazing chocolate desserts using Detox Organics* that all my family and friends are enjoying, and today I created a new one: a raw vegan chocolate orange cake!

This cake is super easy to make, you won't believe it!

Let's get started!

Preparation time: 45 minutes

Freezing time: 3 hours minimum

Servings: 8 to 12

What yo will need:

8 inch springform pan ( you can use 7 inch)

Food processor

High speed blender

mini prep or mortar and pestle

Baking tray

Ingredients:

For the crust

  • 2 cups almond flour

  • 3 scoops Detox Organics*

  • 1/2 tsp orange extract

  • 3 tbsp agave syrup

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil

  • Pinch sea salt

For the filling

  • 1 & 3/4 cups raw cashews, soaked overnight

  • 1/4 + 1/8 cup coconut oil in liquid form

  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

  • 1/2 cup agave syrup

  • ½ cup raw cacao powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract

  • Pinch of sea salt

For the chocolate ganache:

  • 2 cups of naturally sweetened chocolate chips

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

For the toppings

Pistachio crumble

  • 1/4 cup raw pistachios

  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar

  • 1 tsp orange blossom water (if this is too exotic, just use vanilla extract)

  • pinch of nutmeg

For the Candied oranges

  • 1 orange, peeled and cut in supremes (or any way you like to slice it)

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

  • pinch of sea salt

  • 1/2 tsp orange blossom water (optional)

Guidance:

To make the crust

Add all the ingredients together in a bowl, whisk until all are well combined.

Pour over the agave syrup, melted coconut oil and orange extract and mix again until crumbly, then, using your hands massage it into a dough.

Press that dough down an 8 inch springform pan, using the palm of your hands first, than the bottom of a measuring cup to even the surface.

Place in fridge.

To prepare the filling, add all the filling ingredients to a high speed blender, starting with the liquids: orange juice, coconut oil, agave syrup, orange extract, then add the cashews, Detox organics powder and pinch of salt.

Blend until completely smooth around 2 minutes or more if needed.

Pour the filling over the crust and let set in the freezer for 3 hours.

Meanwhile, prepare the toppings and garnish.

To make the chocolate ganache:

Using a double boiler, melt the coconut oil then add the chocolate chips and stir until all melted.

Take your cake out of the freezer and remove from the springform pan. Place it on a rack with a tray underneath to catch the drizzle of chocolate. Pour the melted chocolate over your chilled cake and let it set.

To make the pistachio crumble:

Using a mini prep, pulse all the ingredients briefly until coarse.

If you not not have a mini prep, just crush the pistachios into small pieces using a mortar & pestle, add the other ingredients and mix in a bowl.

Sprinkle your pistachio crumble over your cake, be creative and style it as you wish or get inspired by the pictures here.

To make the candied oranges:

This should be made ahead of time because we are going to dehydrate the oranges at low temperature, or you can make the cake, place in freezer, and decorate it the next day when the candied oranges are ready.

Feel free to double the quantity as it makes a delicious snack especially for kids!

After you slice the orange, add the slices in a bowl with maple syrup, orange blossom water and sea salt and mix gently.

Transfer to a baking tray, lined with a silicone mat and dehydrate at 140F until the oranges become dehydrated/candied.

Decorate the cake with the candied orange, and sprinkle more pistachio to taste.

Keep the cake in the freezer and allow to sit for 30 to 60 minutes before serving (depending on the temperature in your house).

P.S: What I personally do: I make the cake first, let set in the freezer until the next day.

Meanwhile, prepare the toppings and garnishes, and decorate before serving (the next day).

Enjoy!

Let me know if you make this recipe, I would like to hear from you, snap a pic, post it on Instagram, send it by email, DM, share it on your IG stories, and dont forget to use the hashtags #nathaliesader and @nathaliesader , there is nothing that makes me happier!

* Detox OrganicsThe chocolate powder mentioned above as is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please consult your health care practitioner prior to consumption if you have any pre-existing medical conditions or are taking any prescription medication, or if you are pregnant or nursing.


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