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vegan chocolate almond torte

VEGAN CHOCOLATE ALMOND TORTE

Course Dessert
Keyword chocolate torte
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 people

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Unbleached All Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Almond Meal
  • 1/4 Cup Cacao Powder or use fair trade cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup 50g Cacao Butter (melted)
  • 1 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla Powder or 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 320' F. In a medium bowl, sift the flour, almond meal, cacao powder (or cocoa powder if using), and baking powder together.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, melted cacao butter, almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla.
  3. Add the liquid mixture to the almond meal mixture and stir just until combined. Pour the batter into an un-greased 8" round cake pan and bake for 50 minutes or until the top of the cake starts to crack.
  4. Cool the cake in the cake pan for approximately 20 minutes before removing from the pan. Serve warm or at room temperature with cacoa powder sifted on top.

Recipe Notes

If you don't have cacao butter, or can't find it at your local grocer or health food store, exchange it for coconut oil in equal measure. I prefer the taste of cacao butter in the recipe which helps give it a more authentically chocolate taste and rich texture. The coconut oil variation is just as lovely though; I've made and eaten it both ways.