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Chocolate Mini Cake

This no-bake chocolate mini cake combines a rich and creamy chocolate-cashew filling with a slightly crunchy, wholesome nut (or seed) based crust—naturally sweetened and made with no dairy, eggs, or gluten!
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

Crust

Cashew Cream

Instructions

Preparation

  • You can watch the video in the post for visual instructions.
    Soak the cashews in hot water for about 1 hour. You can also soak them in cold water overnight or boil them for about 20 minutes if you are in a hurry. Then drain the water.

Crust

  • Process peanuts (or nuts/seeds of choice) with a pinch of salt in a food processor.
  • Add peanut butter (or nut/seed butter of choice), vanilla extract, and maple syrup and blend again.
  • Finally, add coconut oil and blend one more time.
  • Transfer the mixture to a 4 to 5-inch springform and press it down with a spoon. Set aside.

Cashew Cream

  • Add the soaked cashews to a blender, along with canned coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, coconut oil, and cocoa powder.
  • Blend on high speed until completely smooth and lump-free, scraping down the sides of the blender with a spatula, if needed.
  • Pour the chocolate cream over the crust, tap the springform a few times and chill it in the freezer for at least 3-4 hours.
  • Once set, remove the mini cake from the springform and let it thaw until it’s soft, about 20-30 minutes, then enjoy! You can, optionally, pour vegan melted chocolate on top, if you like and chill the cake for about 10 minutes, until the chocolate firms up a bit.

Notes

  • Peanut butter: Use any other nut/seed butter of choice, like almond butter, cashew butter, sunflower seed butter, etc.
  • Total time doesn't include soaking time or chill time.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Mini Cake
Amount per Serving
Calories
228
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
18
g
28
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
35
%
Carbohydrates
 
13
g
4
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.