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No-Bake Chocolate Orange Mousse Cake

July  9, 2014
2 Ratings
  • Makes 1 extra tall 6-inch cake
Author Notes

A no-bake, gluten-free, vegan chocolate mousse cake, drizzled in orange marmalade. —Claire Ragozzino

What You'll Need
  • Crust
  • 2 cups almonds, soaked
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Mousse Filling
  • 2 avocados, pitted
  • 3/4 cup coconut butter
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons orange zest
  • 8 drops orange essential oil (or 2 tsp orange extract)
  • 1/2 cup melted cacao butter
  1. Crust
  2. In a food processor, combine the almonds, coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon and sea salt. Pulse together until the mixture begins to form a doughy balm. Press the crust into the bottom of a 6-inch or 9-inch spring form pan, depending on the size of cake you choose. Place crust into freezer, allow to sit for 30 minutes before pouring batter on top.
  1. Mousse Filling
  2. In a dehydrator or in a double boiler on low heat, begin to melt the cacao butter. Working to blend in stages, first add the avocado, coconut butter and maple syrup to your high-speed blender. Puree until creamy. Combine the remaining ingredients, except the cacao butter, and blend again. Last, add in the melted cacao butter and blend one more time until well combined. Remove spring form pan from the freezer and pour in filling on top of the crust. Use a spatula to smooth the top out. Cover with plastic wrap, then place in freezer for 2-3 hours before serving.

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Holly D. June 22, 2015
What is the chocolate topping on top of the mousse?