Monday, April 15, 2013

Chocolate Mousse Cake


I absolutely love chocolate. There is nothing better than a rich, creamy, mousse like chocolate pudding to make me super happy. This next recipe is all that. It's healthy, the perfect amount of sweet, and oh so delicious!!! Enjoy!

Chocolate Mousse Cake
Crust – Ingredients.
1 1/2 - 2 cups raw nuts (I used Brazil nuts and almonds)
1/3 cup organic dried coconut, shredded
1 cup pitted dates
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp organic, non-alcoholic vanilla extract
pinch pink Himalayan salt
drizzle raw agave

Preparation.
Lightly grease a cake pan or baking dish with coconut oil, set aside. Ground nuts in a food processor. Add dates and spices. Mix until crumbly and somewhat sticky. Pour into baking dish and press firmly and evenly into pan. Cover with saran wrap and set in freezer until filling is made.

Filling – Ingredients.
6 avocados (peeled, and stoned)
2 large bananas (very ripe, peeled, and chopped)
1 1/2 cups raw cacao powder
3/4 to 1 cups raw agave (or other sweetener)
1 1/2 tsp organic, non-alcoholic vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch pink Himalayan salt
6 drops (more or less) chocolate flavored SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia
1/4 to 1/3 cup coconut water (for consistency)
1 1/2 to 2 Tb coconut oil (melted)

Preparation.
Combine avocados and banana into a food processor or high-speed blender. Mash and mix until creamy and thick. Add raw cacao, agave, vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt, and stevia. Mix ingredients until well combined and creamy. Add coconut water slowly to fluff up the mixture and make it "mousse" like, as well as to add more sweetness. Add coconut oil and mix again until smooth, fluffy and firm. Pour over crust, and spread evenly. Try to keep texture fluffy. Cover with saran wrap and chill in freezer for at least 1 to 2 hours. Serve slightly thawed for a fluffier texture, or keep firm (whatever you desire). I served it both ways, and it was great either way! I hope you like this recipe - enjoy!