It looks to good to be good for you? Say hello to your new favorite healthy, plant-based Nutella Cake!
Let me start like this: I do not want to spoil this amazing Raw Nutella Cake recipe post, because it deserves the most attention and love it can gets. However, I feel like I would like to share some thoughts with you guys which are lately on my mind. As some of you might know I recently started my Youtube channel and I am such a beginner that I have like 4 hours to cut one video plus additional hours for filming. I really like doing it and all the sweet comments under the videos make me feel like there is something good in what I am doing and some people actually enjoy watching it. I am not a shy person. Like NOT AT ALL! However when it comes to Social Media I am afraid to cross a line and show „too much“. You know what I mean? I came across this Greys Anatomy quote to which I could really relate to.
It’s scary to reveal everything about ourselves. Fear makes us hold ourselves back. Is that so wrong? Maybe, probably. But still, it helps to be a little sneaky, a little protective. It’s not safe to just blurt out all our secrets. We can’t just lay all the truth out there, expose ourselves to God and everybody. Cause once the truth’s out, we have to face it ourselves.
So I might do a video with just me talking to the camera, getting out of my cocoon and talking a little bit more about my background and my personality.
Ok now enough of the whining and thinking about the future 🙂
Say Hello to the best vegan Nutella Cake I made so far – better than the original because it is way more flavor intensive and I avoid using all the nasty stuff such as refined sugar, unhealthy fats or additives.. Tender and smooth with chocolate, hazelnuts and coconut, perfect for I am craving chocolate nights, snowy morning brunches, afternoon coffee breaks, or birthday partys.
When you ask yourself what people like about Nutella, you’d probably get the answer: „Because of its creaminess“, „because it tastes so unique“, „because of that hazelnut-chocolate flavor. I tried to incorporate all the flavors in order to give it that Nutella smell you all love. The roasted hazelnuts from the crust will infuse the whole cake and the chocolate will make it complete.
Try it! If you end up not liking it, feel free to send it to me.
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup roasted hazelnuts
- 10 Dates (pitted)
- ⅔ cup raw Cacao
- 3 tbs Coconut oil, melted
- 2½ cups cashews (soaked overnight)
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- ⅓ cup hazelnut butter (store bought or home made)
- ⅓ cup agave syrup
- ⅓ cup full fat coconut milk
- ½ cup melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- a pinch of fine sea salt
- Before doing anything else, make your house smell like an incredible hazelnut bakery house 🙂 Preheat your oven to 350F.
- Spread the shelled hazelnuts on a cookie sheet in a single layer, place in the middle of the oven and roast for 12 minutes.(you can also do it in a pan, the result will be the same)
- Now, in the food processor place all the ingredients and blend at high speed until a crumbly and sticky texture forms. Press the mix with your fingers in a round spring form cake tin. Make sure you spread it evenly. let sit in the freezer until the filling is ready.
- Again use your food processor and blend the cashews, agave syrup, milk, vanilla extract and salt. This may take a while but stay strong and give your processor some time. You might want to stir it from time to time. Once the mix is smooth, add the hazelnut butter, melted coconut oil and cocoa powder and blend until fully incorporated.
- Spread the filling overtop the crust and freeze for at least 3 hours.
- Once taking out of the freezer you can store it in the fridge for 2 days. Maybe three but believe me it will be gone in one.
Hope you enjoy and don’t forget to tag me in your creations.
Oh come on, this looks too good to be real. Please tell me it doesn’t taste as good as it sounds/looks?
Oh mein Gott, das hört sich traumhaft an!
Das Zitat finde ich auch total inspirierend und ich weiß genau, was du meinst. Aber ich denke, wir sollten uns nicht von unserer Angst leiten lassen und danach gehen, was uns glücklich macht 🙂
Lena | http://www.healthylena.de
What store bought hazelnut butter do you recommend?
Hei colleen where are you from? I bought it from a local store in Switzerland the brand is alnatura. You should def aim for a non salted and no sugar added version then you are all good 🙂
Thanks so much tess! Let me know how you and your guest like it ???? happy evening!
Thalia @ butter and brioche meint
AMAZING cake. I recently have been challenging myself to make healthier desserts and definitely need to try this recipe out. Looks so good.
Hi Thalia! Good for you. The secret is when the cake is so good you actually wont recognize it is „healthy“ I always loved sweet things and I’ve eaten a LOT! But when I found that there are healthier alternatives with equal taste it was quite easy to make the switch. Have fun trying <3
Sind mit raw cacao die Kakaobohnen selbst gemeint ? Ich tu mich leider oftmals ein bisschen schwer mit englischsprachigen Rezepten. 😛
Kein problem 🙂 mit raw ist gemeint dass du echtes cacao pulver ohne schokolade nimmst also nicht trinkschokolade denn die hat zucker drin. Auf deutsch ist das glaube ich backcacao 🙂 hoffe das hilft.
June @ How to Philosophize with Cake meint
Wow that looks incredible! Who needs animal products anyway when you can have stuff like this? 😀 Love the way you decorated it with fresh fruits and the chocolate drizzle, looks great 🙂
Thanks so much June! I love the possibilities I am never ever craving dairy or stuff 🙂
Tess (@lyrics2lifeblog) meint
That looks AMAZING, Lara! Holy moly. Will have to give it a go in January.
tönt mega – probieren hüt abig und villicht gitsen denn am 24. am xmas dinner 🙂
My sister made it for me for my birthday. Best chocolate cake ever !!! Thank you Lara
Ohhhh so cute!! So nice to hear this! ???? hope you had a great birthday!
Hello Lara, I have a few questions , are 2 1/2 cups cashews = 375 grams of cashews?
And how much is 1/4 cup hazelnutbutter in grams? How much is 1/3 cup of honey, is it 80ml or 113grams ?
Can’t wait to try the recipe 🙂
Hey Lucia best is if you tip in google cups into grams. Or you make it really easy and just take an average size coffee cup and measure it there ???? good luck with the recipe canMt wait to see some pictures!
Thank you for answering 🙂 I have a question , is home made hazelnut butter just mixed hazelnuts?
Yes and you can first roast them in the oven if you like. If you don’t have a strong processor I recommend buying hazelnut butter or of not available peanut butter or almond or any other nut butter 🙂
In each recipe that coconut oil is written, should I use refined oil? (the unhealthy one with neutral smell)
No it is the raw one/healthy
But then it’ll smell like a coconut… ????
Actually I checked and refined doesn’t really mean unhealthy…
You should read this:
Good to know 🙂 well then I love to hear how yours turned out ????
hello 🙂 greetings from portugal my dear 🙂
this cake seems sooo delicious 🙂 thank you from the bottom of my heart.
2 questions :I cant eat coconut milk, any sugestion to replace it? and cajus? any sugestion?
thank you my dear Lara 🙂
Yes maybe you can take another plant-based milk. And I don’t know what cajus is 😉
I have an allergy to cashews, is there anything else I can use?
Thank you 🙂
hello, you can try macadamia nuts 🙂
Hi Lara, this cake looks so delicious, can’t wait to make one! What do think about substituting coconut oil for hazelnut? Also, do we need to roast almonds as well for the base or do wee need to soak them in the water and use them raw?
No need to soak the nuts for the base 🙂 I would not recommend substituting coocunut oil as it holds everything together.
Hello, could you please tell me which size of cake tin do you use for this recipe?
this is a 23cm cake tin 🙂