This cake is lusciously creamy, extra chocolatey, not too sweet...but still sweet enough, completely vegan, free of added sugars, and...EASY!
- 1 cup raw walnuts
- 1/2 cup raw unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 1/2 cups pitted dates, packed (about 10 ounces)
- 1 (12 ounce) packaged organic extra firm tofu, pressed dry and cubed
- 1/2 cup canned coconut cream
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/4-1/2 cup real maple syrup
- whipped cream or whipped coconut cream, for topping
- Line 4-6 (8 ounce) ramekins with parchment paper. Use 4 for thicker cakes and 6 for shorter cakes.
- Make the crust in a food processor, combine the walnuts, coconut, and dates. Pulse until finely ground. Press the mixture between the prepared ramekins.
- To make the custard. Add the tofu, coconut cream, cocoa powder, vanilla, and maple syrup to a food processor. Pulse until smooth and creamy. Taste, adding more maple syrup if needed to sweeten. Pour the mixture evenly over the crust. Press a piece of plastic wrap over the custard. Transfer to the fridge and chill for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
- When ready to serve, run a knife around the edge of the ramekins and gently pop the cakes out. Top with cream and dust with cocoa, if desired. Enjoy!