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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Hi Heather, so glad you enjoyed the cake! Did you ice it with anything? Sorry, I am not able to provide caloric or nutritional info

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Hi, love your site. Just have one minor query - how big is a cup in the metric system, is it 250 ml? Have found some different sizes.
I'm going to try this for birthday cake in a couple of days ^^
Raw love from Sweden :)

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Hi Sofie, correct.  1 cup = 250ml :) Happy pre-bday planning!

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Hi!! I just made this chocolate cake and i halved the quantities so as to make mini cakes and when i mixed all the ingredients together and then pressed it into the cake tin, some kind of oil is oozing out of the cake! Is that normal? Did i do something wrong? It takes very rich and delicious i'm just a bit considered of what the oil like substance is!!
<3 Gillycat

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I think it is quite normal; it most probably is the oil from the nuts as you crush them. did you try keeping it in a cool place?

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Great suggestion Chantal

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Hi Gilly, it's the oil in the nuts :) You probably spun them in the food processor for a bit too long... and released the oils :) Not bad for you or anything, just a bit oilier than you would have liked, as you discovered :)

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Can the pecans be substituted with something else?
Thanks!

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Hi Cake Addict (cute name!)

Yes, you can use more walnuts or pumpkin seeds or cashews instead of the pecans. Hope this helps!

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That was an amazing cake! I love it and it's so simple to make.
Unfortunately my food processor didn't like it that much at all, so that is broken and that is why I have 1 question left.
Can you recommend me a good food processor which can handle all kinds of nuts... and... dates :-)

Thank you in advance and my compliments for your website and recipes :-)

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Hi Nancy, Bummer about your broken FP! Sorry about that heehee

Here is the cheap food processor that I own - it gets bad reviews on Amazon but it's cheap and it's the one I've been using for almost 4 years! I don't have a problem recommending it, it's the Black and Decker Quick and Easy: http://tinyurl.com/avdwva4

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wowee zowee! Adding water was not a great idea! Ho ho well I dont think anyone at the potluck has had much raw food before so I think Ill get away with it :) It still tastes amazing just has the consistency of concrete! Ah well I have learned something new and still have a gorgeous cake to show off with, assuming I can put it together still....

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Hi Jojo, Vitamix is awesome, but it is not the right piece of equipment for this recipe! You MUST use a food processor. A blender will not do!

Blender (vitamix) is for liquidy, wet stuff (soup, sauce, smoothie)

Food processor is for dryer stuff (cake)

Listen to my audio episode here for details :) http://www.therawtarian.com/rfp07-raw-appliances

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Oh I see! Thats what Ive been doing wrong :) OK thanks for clarifying that

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Hope that helps Jojo  :)

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Hello there from the west country England! Loving your fabulous site and half way through making this delectable cake as going to a pot luck tomorrow but Im so frustrated, as my mind numbingly expensive vitamix blender keeps overheating! I thought this expensive piece of kit would handle anything I threw at it. Should I add water? I did a little but that doesnt seem to be solving the issue completely. Sofar I'm scooping out larger bits to blend and then suppose I'll have to do the final bit by hand at the end...OR am I making some obvious mistake? Please share any pearls of wisdom re my blender or my technique? Thank you :)

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I just discovered your website and made the chocolate cake last night and absolutely loved it! My husband and I are vegan and starting to incorporate more raw recipes in our diet and this one is great! I plan to try the lemon bars next. So nice to have a dessert that's not filled with processed sugars and other things I can't pronounce!

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Hi Christa, glad to have you here! So glad you liked the cake. The lemon bars are a definite hit (surprising to me!) so I do recommend them as a good next step :)

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Hi!
I would love to try this but really don't like raisins. Can I leave them out entirely or should I replace them with something?
Thanks! Love your site :-)

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Hi Torri, glad to have you here! You can replace the raisins with more dates :)

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Is there an alternative to dates? I'm wicked allergic to them...

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Hi A, in this recipe you can use raisins or prunes instead of the dates

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hi! can i use almonds instead of Pecan?

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Yes you can use almonds instead of pecans in this recipe

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OH. MY. GOSH!!!!!! Thank you for you dedication to all things raw AND beautiful!!! I am so excited about trying this! Thank you <3

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