Thursday, 21 July 2016

Cherry & Chocolate Tart

Vegan, Dairy-free, Wheat-free, Gluten-free, Natural Sugars
Heavenly raw dark chocolate tart with fresh & dried cherries, hazelnuts & a dark Chocolate drizzle! 
What's a better pairing than cherry & chocolate?....cherry, chocolate with nuts. YUM!
This dessert is quick, simple and easy to make and only consists of 10 natural ingredients!
It is 100% RAW and contains only naturally occurring sugars.
This is a very rich and luxurious dessert, which will be sure to satisfy.

This tart contains coconut butter.

Coconut butter is the meat of the coconut, which is smooth & buttery. It's great at holding desserts into shape whilst adding an extra creaminess to your dish! 
 It can be easily made at home with only one ingredient, desiccated coconut! 
Find the recipe below!

I used a super cacao powder by Aduna, which contains wonderful health benefits:

-Helps maintain the elasticity of blood vessels, contributing to normal blood flow and supporting: 
-Cardiovascular health
-Elasticity of arteries
-Healthy blood circulation (great for those with cold hands & feet!)
It is also packed with antioxidants, giving you younger-looking, radiant skin and it also supports small (like with all aduna products) producers in rural africa! 
But the best thing.....it tastes divine!
Find the Super Cacao here-
http://aduna.com/pages/super-cacao 
I highly recommend this powder for the taste & nutritional benefits! 

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Ingredients for the Base
-1 cup whole hazelnuts
-1 cup of walnuts
-1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract
-1 Tablespoon of cacao powder
-2 cups dates ( pitted & de-seeded)
-Pinch of salt (optional)

Ingredients for the Chocolate filling
-1 cup of cacao powder (I used aduna)
-1 & 1/4 cup coconut butter (see recipe below)
-1/2 cup dried cherries (roughly chopped)
-1 cup of maple syrup
-1 cup unsweetened soya milk
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To make Coconut Butter
Ingredients
-1 & 1/4 cup of unsweetened desiccated coconut

Step 1- Place the desiccated coconut into a food processor/blender and whizz up until thick & creamy
This will take around 10-15 minutes on high.

To make the Base
Step 1- Line a pie tin with grease proof paper and place aside.

Step 2- Place the hazelnuts, walnuts, vanilla extract, cacao powder, dates and salt (optional) into a food processor/blender, and whiz up until crumb like.
Step 3- Firmly press the mixture into the lined tin and pop it into the freezer.

To make the filling
Step 1- Place the coconut butter, cacao powder, maple syrup, soya milk and dried cherries into a food processor and whiz up until smooth.
Step 2-  Pour the filling on top of the base & drizzle with dark chocolate (optional) and place back into the freezer to fully set!
Freeze for 2-4 hours then slice & serve.
Serve with fresh, juicy cherries, a sprinkling of coconut & chopped hazelnuts!

Store in the freezer.

When you would like a cheeky slice, leave to stand for 10 minutes before consuming.


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9 comments

  1. This looks delicious! I've been following your blog for a while and your recipes are so lovely! I'm not actually vegan but I've been incorporating more vegan meals into my diet and your blog has really helped me with that so thank you! x

    http://jessbethan.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hey Jess, that is so lovely of you to say & really means a lot to me thankyou! I am so happy that i am helping you incorporating some vegan dishes into your diet! Make sure to tag me in your pics on social media :) x

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  2. This look so tasty! Cherry and chocolate is such a great combination. Love how bright and clean all your photography is x

    http://www.nourishyourglow.com

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    1. Thankyou, it tastes amazing! Chocolate & cherry with nuts is such a delicious combo! I may need to make some more cherry/chocolaty treats soon!!! :) I am so happy you like my photography too! meals a lot! Happy baking x

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  3. This looks AMAZING!! Plus, it's healthy right? I mean, it's got cherries :D

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    1. thanks! haha, cherries are always a plus!!! :) x

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  4. I've totally been looking at recipe posts and food pics since 6PM but like OMG these tarts are so pretty too!!

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    1. Hello, thankyou so much! This tart is rich & luxurious, a must make if you like Cherry & Chocolate! Happy baking x

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  5. Do know how many calories a slice?

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