Characteristics

This is a decadent and delicious chocolate mousse cake is ideal for raw and vegan diets. It features a nutrient dense calories from whole and natural plant foods. This is a cake you can feel good about eating and giving to your whole family. It is rich in fiber and micronutrients, naturally low in sodium and cholesterol free. It offers healthy carbohydrates, fats and proteins that promote optimal health.

TYPE: Dessert, Snack
PREP TIME: < 15 mins (+ pre-soaking and freezing)
SERVINGS: Makes 1 cake (9-inch pie plate / 23cm) for 8 slices

  • Whole food
  • Plant food (Vegan)
  • Raw food
  • Gluten-free
  • Wheat-free
  • Flour-free
  • Soy-free
  • Corn-free
  • Oil-free
  • Peanut-free
  • No isolated or refined sweeteners/sugars

Goodies Needed

Crust:

Filling:

TOOLS:

Preparation Steps

  1. Soak your nuts: Soak the macadamia nuts in some water for at least 4 hours. When you are ready to use them, drain the water and rinse the nuts well.
  2. Make your crust: Place the macadamia nuts and dates without pits into the food processor, and process on high speed until the mixture becomes crumbly and sticky. Transfer the mixture into your pie dish, spread around evenly and using clean hands begin to press and compact the mixture firmly along the entire base and sides, creating a crust. Set aside.
  3. Make your filling: Peel the bananas and chop them into the food processor. If the coconut butter is hard at room temperature, melt it in a small pan over very low heat, stirring regularly. Add the coconut butter, vanilla, cacao powder, and optional orange zest to the food processor. Process this mixture on high speed until it becomes smooth and creamy, stopping to scrape the sides as needed for even blending. Pour the batter-like mixture over your crust, even out, and smooth along the top with your spatula.
  4. Chill your cake: Place your cake into the fridge or freezer for at least 2 hours to chill, set, and harden. This is a soft version of the cake to be mousse-like, so it will not be as firm as other kinds of this type of cake. (The amount of coconut butter you use will dictate how soft or firm the cake is.)
  5. Storage: Store this cake covered in the refrigerator or freezer at all times. A fresh cake should be consumed within 4 or 5 days. A frozen cake will last for weeks.

Meal Nutritional Benefits

Macadamia Nuts:

  • good source of (in descending order): manganese, vitamin B1, copper, fiber, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B6, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, potassium, zinc, calcium and selenium
  • provide a rich source of energy, healthy fats, protein and a wide array of vitamins and minerals
  • have been linked to enhancing good heart health, lowering cholesterol and protecting against cardiovascular disease
  • rich in antioxidants and various other phytochemicals and thus enhance overall good health and decrease chances of various cancers
  • for more information, visit the macadamia nut overview from NutritionData.com

Medjool Dates

  • provide healthy carbohydrates, some protein, and are virtually fat-free
  • provide vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and antioxidants
  • provide most of the B vitamins
  • especially rich in potassium, copper, manganese, and magnesium
  • support optimal health, energy, weight, healing and prevention
  • support digestive, immune, and cardiovascular health
  • for more info, see the medjool dates overview on Nutrition-and-You

Banana

  • provides healthy carbohydrates, some protein, and is virtually fat-free
  • provides phytonutrients, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits
  • a source of vitamins, especially most B vitamins and vitamin C
  • a source of minerals, especially manganese, potassium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, iron, and selenium
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing and prevention
  • supports digestive, immune, and cardiovascular health
  • helps maintain healthy blood pressure, cholesterol, and elimination
  • for more info, see the bananas overview on World’s Healthiest Foods

Coconut (Dry and Fresh)

  • provides healthy fats, along with some carbohydrates, fiber and protein
  • provides antioxidants and phytonutrients
  • provides vitamins, like B vitamins and vitamin C
  • provides minerals, especially manganese, copper, selenium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • supportive for brain and nervous system, cardiovascular system, and overall good health
  • For more information, visit the coconut nutrition facts from Nutrition-And-You.com
  • Health Tip: avoid sweetened, sulfured or preserved dry coconut

Raw Cacao

  • provides healthy fats, protein and carbohydrates
  • provides one of the highest sources of antioxidants
  • a source of vitamins, especially the B vitamins
  • a source of minerals, especially manganese, copper, magnesium and iron
  • provides an abundance of phytonutrients for healing and prevention
  • contains euphoric properties (anandamide), aphrodisiac properties (arginine), anti-depressant properties (tryptophan) and helps stimulate and balance brain activity
  • provides anti-inflammatory, rejuvenating and anti-aging elements
  • helps maintain healthy blood pressure, and protect against cardiovascular disease
  • for more info, see the cacao benefits overview on Organic Facts

Vanilla

  • provides antioxidants and phytonutrients, like vanilloids, and has anti-inflammatory properties
  • provides some B vitamins
  • provides some minerals, especially manganese, potassium, copper, and magnesium
  • when in its purest form, can positively support overall health
  • supports optimal cognitive health and mental performance
  • for more information, visit the vanilla overview from Nutrition-and-You.com

Oranges

  • provide healthy carbohydrates, fiber, and a little protein
  • are virtually fat-free
  • provide lots of antioxidants and phytonutrients
  • provide some vitamins, like vitamin C, folate and vitamin B1
  • provide some minerals, like potassium, calcium and copper
  • support optimal health, healing and prevention
  • support the immune system
  • protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer, kidney stones, ulcers, respiratory infections and rheumatoid arthritis
  • for more information, visit the orange detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods