Chocolate cherry torte

Chocolate cherry torte
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Method

  1. Place the nuts in the blender or food processor and process until fine.  Add the remaining ingredients for the base and process until it starts to bind together.
  2. Press into a 20cm / 8inch spring form cake tin and chill in the fridge.
  3. For the filling place the cashew nuts in the food processor and process to break up until fine.  Add the remaining ingredients for the filling to the food processor  and blend until smooth and creamy
  4. Spread the filling over the crust and smooth the top.
  5. For the vanilla cream simply blend up all the ingredients until smooth. Add enough water to form a pourable sauce. Pour into a squeezy bottle.
  6. For the coulis blend all the ingredients and strain through a sieve. Pour into another bottle.
  7. To serve cut a slice of the torte and drizzle over a little cream and coulis to serve.

Recipe from Award Winning Nutritionist and Chef Christine Bailey, www.christinebailey.co.uk.

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Tip

Rich and indulgent this is an amazing torte – perfect for a special occasion. By using frozen sweet cherries in the filling you can also keep the added sugar content low

Ingredients

For the base:
125g pecans
100g almonds
1tsp goji berry powder, optional
1tsp vanilla extract
125g raisins, goji berries or soft dates chopped
1 tablespoon coconut oil
Filling:
200g cashew nuts
30g coconut syrup
50g xylitol
1tbsp vanilla extract
100g raw cacao powder
150g grated cacao butter, melted
50g coconut butter, melted
Juice of 1 lemon
200g cherries frozen defrosted with juice
For the vanilla cashew cream:
100g / 3/4 cup cashews, soaked
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp xylitol
1tbsp Vanilla extract
Water or coconut water to blend
For the cherry coulis:
100g / 1 cup cherries, pitted (or any berry)
2 tsp xylitol or raw Manuka honey
1 tsp lemon juice
Pinch sea salt

Notes

Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 2-6
Nutrition: n/a