Monday, June 4, 2012

Raw Chocolate Mint Cake

I had a craving for something minty and I must admit I went a little crazy in the kitchen last night.  I ended up making 3 raw desserts.  Can you say sweetness overload?  I'll save the other two for another day to post and give you this scrumptious and lovely mint pie.  It was simple to make and it tastes so refreshing!

Here's my little hint for making treats like this.  If you happen to be the only one in your household who likes raw desserts, invest in some mini spring form pans.  They are so cute and it makes it easy to half a recipe and still have it be beautiful.  I love mine they are from Wilton and came three to a pack.  Here's a link to some I found on the internet!  They are tons of fun and you will use them a lot!

For this recipes I cut it in half and it fit perfectly in two of the small spring form pans.  It makes the pieces a perfect little after meal treat.

Raw Chocolate-Mint Pie

3/4 cup almond flour
1/2 cup packed dates, pitted and soft
1/2 cup pecans
1/4 cup cacao powder
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch sea salt

2 large avocados
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1/4 cups agave syrup
2 teaspoons mint extract, or to taste  
1 Tablespoon fresh or dried mint leaves
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Ganache Topping:
1/2 cups cacao powder
1/4 cup agave syrup
2 Tablespoons water
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
pinch sea salt

Drizzle:  (I did not bother with this, it doesn't need it unless you want it to be fancy.)
1/4 cup soaked cashews
2 Tablespoons Agave Syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
Water, to thin

1.  Crust:  In the bowl of a food processor, place all crust ingredients: process until well combined.  Press into an 8-inch pie plate or tart pan.  Chill until firm.
2.  Filling:  In the clean bowl of a food processor, place all filling ingredients; process until well combined and creamy.  Pour filling into crust; chill until set.
3. Ganache:  In another bowl, place all ganache ingredients; combine until smooth.  Pour  over filling in a thin layer.  Chill until set.
4.  Drizzle; In the clean bowl of a food processor, place all drizzle ingredients; process until well combined.  Drizzle over top or pipe through a piping bag.
5.  Freeze for a more ice creamy pie or chill for a softer pie.

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