Scarily Good Raw Berry and Chocolate Torte

Raw Berry and Chocolate Torte
Lee Holmes

Lifestyle Food Expert

Feb 19, 2024

If you want to make friends, this tantalising torte is a sure-fire way to do it. Who could resist a rich, chocolatey dessert that is completely guilt-free? You and your new best friends will be bursting with bliss after just one bite.

Makes 1

175 g (6 oz/11/2 cups) raw walnuts
zest of 1 lemon
1/2 cup dried berries
60 ml (2 fl oz/1/4 cup) melted extra virgin coconut oil
1 teaspoon stevia powder

155 g (51/2 oz/1 cup) raw, unsalted cashews
40 g (11/2 oz/1/3 cup) raw cacao powder
115 g (4 oz) cacao butter, grated and melted
2 tablespoons rice malt syrup, or 1 teaspoon stevia powder
2 tablespoons additive-free coconut milk
juice of 1 lemon
2 cups mixed berries, plus extra, for decorating (optional)

1 Place the cashews in a bowl, cover with filtered water and soak for 2 hours. Drain.
2 To make the base, place the walnuts in a food processor and blend until they are finely chopped.
3 Transfer to a bowl and add the lemon zest.
4 Place the coconut oil and dried berries in the food processor and blend. Add to the walnut mixture and combine well.
5 Press the mixture into a 20 cm (8 inch) springform cake tin and chill in the freezer for 30 minutes.
6 To make the filling, place all the ingredients in the food processor and blend until smooth.
7 Remove the base from the freezer and spoon the filling over the top.
8 Chill for 2 hours in the fridge, or 1 hour in the freezer, until set. Scatter over the extra berries before serving.
9 This will keep in an airtight container for up to 1 week in the fridge, or 2 weeks in the freezer.


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By Lee Holmes

Lifestyle Food Expert

Lee Holmes holds an Advanced Certificate in Food and Nutrition and is a certified holistic health coach, yoga teacher, wholefoods chef and bestselling author of the Supercharged Food series, which includes Eat Your Way To Good Health; Eat Yourself Beautiful; Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian; Heal Your Gut; Supercharged Food for Kidsand Eat Right for Your Shape. She is a columnist for Wellbeing Magazine and is the Lifestyle Food Channel's Healthy Eating Expert. Her articles have appeared in leading Australian newspapers and journals, as well as The Timesand The Daily Expressin the UK and The Huffington Postin the USA.



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