Raw food detox- Mocha torte

Raw food mocha torte with cacao and almond pastry

Raw food mocha torte with cacao and almond pastry

This is the second recipe from Anya Ladra that I have tried and I am pleasantly surprised, yet again. The kind of recipe that could change your lifestyle! This mocha torte is dark, rich and decadent and best of all it’s sugar-free, dairy-free, flour-free, egg-free and no baking is involved. A lovely thing to have in your fridge to satisfy your chocolate cravings. There will be no compromising on flavour nor on texture. It’s scrumptious and more-ish.

Please keep in mind:

  • You need a food processor_ a hand blender won’t be powerful enough to create you a smooth paste.
  • This is not necessary a weight-loss recipe. However, it is a very healthful recipe. All ingredients used are unprocessed and good for your body. Fantastic source of vitamins and mono-unsatuarated fatty acids. If you are on a detox/ body cleansing diet this mocha torte is an ideal dessert.
  • This recipe is all about balance of flavours and textures and for the perfect result you should follow the recipe as it has been stated ( i.e. do not substitute nuts one for another).
Here is the type of coconut oil that you should use. It is solid in room temperature, melts easily between your fingers and it is very light in weight.

Here is the type of coconut oil that you should use. It is solid in room temperature, melts easily between your fingers and it is very light in weight.

Raw food detox

Raw food detox- Perfect texture and flavour !

The 'pastry'  stays nice and firm

The ‘pastry’ stays nice and firm


( Serves 6-8)

For The Pastry Dough

  • 300g/ 2cups almonds
  • 4 soft, pitted dates  ( I used 6 )
  • 2 table spoon raw cacao powder
  • 1-2 table spoon pure maple syrup – ( I used 3 tbsp honey instead )
  • A pinch of salt

For The Filling

  • 300g/ 2 cups cashews
  • 140g/ 3’4 cup coconut oil 
  • 200ml / 3’4 fresh espresso coffee
  • 75g/ 3’4 raw cacao powder, plus extra for dust
  • 125 ml / 1’2 cup pure maple syrup – (I used honey instead)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • deep, 23 cm / 9inch tart pan 


  1. For the pastry dough, soak almonds in a bowl of cold water for 6 hours or over night.
  2. Thoroughly drain the almonds and put in a food processor with dates, cacao powder, maple syrup and salt. Blitz to a smooth and thick paste.  It may be necessary to scrape the side of the food processor with a spatula and continue to blend.
  3. Transfer the pastry dough to the tart pan. Push the dough evenly over the base and side of the pan with your fingers to make a neat shell. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. For the filling, put all the ingredients in the food processor. Blitz until smooth, then pour into the tart shell. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
  5. Dust with cacao powder . ( I used crystallised raw coconut nectar for dusting).
  6. Enjoy it, guilt-free!

Thanks for looking and come back soon!


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21 thoughts on “Raw food detox- Mocha torte

  1. Wow, Nargess! What a gorgeous recipe. Beautiful pictures too. I have never yet made any “raw tarts”, but I love everything about this one, so I will bookmark it and give it a try some day!

  2. I will definitely try your mocha torte recipe! No sinful ingredients and no baking! When I was into raw food diet, creating dishes was a challenge. Once I ran out of things to make, I went back to cooked food. It was a lifestyle change and a difficult one. But worth the try!

    • I know Dolly, living on a raw food diet is very challenging and apparently not good for you, many ingredients release more vitamins when lightly steamed. I love interjections of super healthy foods in my diet and this is actually no pain as it tastes every single bit as good as any chocolate recipe if not better. Enough preaching! 🙂

  3. I’m with Darya, as in bookmarking this as I’m loving the idea of the base.

  4. This is great. A couple times a year we do a juice / raw food cleanse for a few weeks. I seem to crave this sort of treat about mid way through. I usually end up with a coconut macaroon. I’m going to make this.

    • Thanks tiny-white-cottage! Glad you like this. I make this on a regular bases ( not only for body cleansing). we love it! I don’t think I’ll buy a single chocolate bar again! ( let’s see 😉 ).

  5. It looks absolutely scrumptious!! And to think it’s healthy…!!!

  6. I just made an egg and butter-free cake the other day and it was surprisingly good! This sounds really interesting too. Will have to give it a try! Sometimes thinking outside the box yields some amazing results.

  7. Nargess jan, Each bite of this torte takes one to the heaven. I have had a similar thing which were served in bite size, and other than knowing there was dates in it, I could not guess what else was in it. I’m with Darya and Johnny and would like to give this a try… not because it is healthy, but because it is heavenly! 😀

    • Whoever served you this in bite size portions was a genius. I have been eating too much of it, almost defeating it’s purpose!
      Personally I could just about guess the presence of nuts and that is it. I love how the base is slightly crunchy and salty,and the filling is cold on tongue and melts away easily! yumm! This is good, well done Anya Ladra who came up with it!

  8. This is detox food? Yay!

  9. Detox rocks !
    I wanna detox every single day for the rest of my life 😀

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