Recipe Directions

  • 1. In a food processor, process nuts until they are very well blended, so that they look like chunky flour. Basically, you should just see little chunky bits of nuts.
  • 2. Then, add everything else to the food processor and continue blending. You'll probably want to add the ingredients one at a time otherwise your food processor might get all munged up.
  • 3. Keep on processing until your mixture looks like a big ball of dough, like you can see in the picture. There shouldn't be big chunks of anything. You will probably see small flecks of nuts though. Once you've got a giant raw chocolate cake dough ball, then the fun begins. You do not need to dehydrate this or anything, the cake is basically done now you just need to figure out the presentation (shape and icing or whatever you want).
  • 4. Just press the dough into the desired shape for whatever you want to make. For example, just take a nice cake plate and press the dough into a cake shape. Ice it using your favourite icing, like in the picture above.
  • 5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the cake to firm up.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Raw chocolate cake recipes are a dime a dozen. But this raw chocolate cake recipe is a perfect base for a simple, chocolate cake.

I think of this recipe as my base for being creative. I'll make up a batch of this raw chocolate cake recipe and then get creative by layering it with fruit, making cookies, or doing whatever I feel like.

This recipe does not have to be dehydrated. Just use your food processor and it's ready to go.

If you're looking for something sweet but don't want something as time consuming to make, try raw chocolate truffles instead. They taste rather similar.

You could also split the dough in half and press half of it into a cake shape, add some fruit or icing or whatever on top of the first half, then put the remainder of the raw chocolate cake recipe on top to make a layer cake effect.

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 67 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Sodium.
  • This recipe is low in Calories, and Carbohydrates.
  • This recipe is a good source of Dietary Fiber.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Protein, Iron, and Vitamin B6.

Amounts per 85 g (3 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 379 15 %
Protein 6 g 11 %
Fat 24 g 31 %
Carbohydrates 43 g 13 %
Dietary Fiber 6 g 20 %
Sugars 30 g
Calcium 53 mg 5 %
Iron 2.1 mg 16 %
Sodium 4 mg
Source: USDA

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MY. PLEASURE. KatWoman!! <3

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Delicious! I soaked the walnuts because they're quite bitter and it turned out fine. Haven't iced it yet, I think I'll just drizzle some cacao powder mixed with coconut oil for a more chocolaty flavor ;)

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Yum! You may want to add a sweetener to your caco + coco oil combo :) Or try this icing instead: http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-chocolate-icing

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I made this cake yesterday with the chocolate frosting and its DELICIOUS!!! Im so amazed how Raw Food can be so delicious and addictive!! Thank you for your recipes!!

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I am so glad you liked it! It is fun discovering recipes that are both tasty and good for you :)

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I wonder if you can also substitute cacao nibs instead of cacao pawder. It is probably a silly question but I am looking for ways to re-use my leftover nibs from my brewed Choffy. Any suggestions? Much mahalo.

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I found another raw cake recipe that specifies not to soak the nuts. How do you think this would affect the consistency? Less moist?

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dry nuts - can be turned into flour in a food processor

soaked nuts that are wet - will NOT process well in a food processer - they won't turn into flour, they will just kinda bounce around and because they are wet they won't grind up properly

hope that helps

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Wait--so then are you saying, for the cake, you should NOT soak the nuts? I'm confused.

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Thanks for posting this- I'm going to try it for my daughter's birthday - it looks terrific- but how to you fluff things up with Lecithin in the icing?

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Wow! Looks so delicious! I am going to try that one...

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Awesome Lys - if you make let me know how it turns out

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Made this cake for my wife's birthday yesterday. It was my first time ever making a raw cake, it was so easy and came out great!
I made two layers, pureed some organic frozen raspberries and a little agave for the middle filing and placed the 2nd layer on top. Made your raw frosting (which was also very easy to make and took very little time), added 2 tbs of coconut flour to thicken it up. My wife (who has made a lot of vegan cakes), loved it! Thank You!

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You are a good hubs! :)

Not only did you make a good-looking sounding raw cake, it sounds pretty gourmet with all the layers!

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Hi Laura-Jane,
Just two days ago I made your raw chocolate cake and decorate with the raw chocolate icing as a birthday cake for my friend who is on a raw diet. I cut down a little bit of the dates and raisins as my friend does not take too sweet. Everyone at the party loved it. I have been making vegan cakes and special diet cakes for people for quite a few years. This is my very first attempt making a raw cake. I absolutely love it. The recipe is simple and easy. The taste is yummy!! I'm going to try your other recipes soon. Hope you will continue to share your lovely creations. Thank you very much and God bless.

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Juliana, all the best to you and may you make many more lovely raw cakes for friends and fam :)

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I just made this delicious cake (so easy!) and then decided to make it orange and chocolate flavored by adding the zest of 2 oranges and the juice of one. Gives it a lighter and brighter taste. I plan to use your Raw Fruit Dip as the frosting, which I dyed green with a bit of spirulina! Thanks! This will be the perfect cake for my friend's going away party (he's moving to a farm on Kauai).

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Awesome ideas Ayla!! Thank you for sharing - what a great idea to dye the icing green with spirulina!!

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What is the frosting in the picture on the cake?

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Try this choco frosting Sheri: http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-frosting-recipe

 

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I'm a newbie raw foodist. Yesterday was my birthday I just couldn't go without a chocolate cake. Although I was skeptical I LOVED IT! I made a raspberry sauce to go over top (raspberries, agave syrup, and fresh lemon juice in a blender). YUM!!! Even my husband liked it. He thought it was a little like brownies.

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Congrats on even having hubs like it! That's the big challenge :)

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PS: Happy belated bday!

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Laura-Jane,
I can't wait to mix up your raw chocolate cake, my mouth is just watering!

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