Chocolate Mousse Torte with Blood orange and almond

This torte is ridiculously rich and satisfying with just a hint of crunch from the almonds. You would never guess what its made of! The blood orange twirls make this torte an impressive end to the meal.

Made with sweet potato and avocado and no flour this is a slightly healthier but still decadent dessert, you only need a small piece to feel satisfied. I have finished this with a chocolate glaze but it didn’t actually end up needing it, it was already so rich and gooey. Best served chilled.

Whats good about it: the avocado used is full of good monounsaturated fats (good for your heart and skinned is rich in potassium and vitamin E. Sweet potato is a good source of beta carotene. High quality cocoa is rich in antioxidants and can help feed the good bacteria in your gut.

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Chocolate Mousse Torte with blood orange and almond
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8 serves
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cooked sweet potato
  • ¾ cup avocado flesh (about 1½ avocados)
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup honey or maple syrup
  • ¼ cup stevia or Norbu
  • 2 tbsp almond meal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • zest of 1 blood orange
  • 80g dark chocolate, melted (use >70% cocoa)
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • Glaze
  • 80g dark chocolate, extra
  • 2 tsp plant based milk
  • 1 tsp butter or coconut oil
  • to decorate
  • slivered almonds
  • 1 blood orange, cut thinly
Instructions
  1. Combine all torte ingredients except the almonds the in the bowl of a food processor until smooth. Stir in the almonds by hand.
  2. Line the base of a 20cm round spring form pan with baking paper and grease the sides. Pour the mix into the pan and spread evenly.
  3. Bake at 160C for 30-40 mins or until set and just starting to pull away at the sides (it will still be soft).
  4. Allow to cool before topping with the glaze.
  5. Meanwhile, to make the glaze, melt together all ingredients gently in a small saucepan, do not overheat. Allow to cool slightly.
  6. To make the orange twirls, cut into the middle of a thin orange slice then twist each side in the opposite direction.
  7. Spread a small amount of glaze over the cake then top with orange twirls and some extra almonds.
Notes
You can use ordinary oranges if you can't find blood oranges
Feel free to serve this cake without the glaze, its rich enough already.

 

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