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Mocha and Black Bean Mousse Cake

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time25 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time55 mins

A few things to consider before trying this recipe:

• This recipe is perfect for an 8 inch / 20 cm springform pan, if yours is bigger we recommend increasing the measurements, or the cake will be too thin.

• As usual with this type of dessert, it is not overly sweet but more balanced in flavour. If you know that you have a sweet tooth, go ahead and add a few more dates to the filling.

• If you don’t like coffee, you can substitute it with 1/4 cup of plant milk. Or nut butter, which also could be an interesting flavouring idea for the filling, it would probably taste fantastic together with chocolate and black beans.

Crust Ingredients
 1 cup Hazelnut
 3.50 oz soft dates (pitted)
 3 tbsp cacao powder
 1 tbsp coconut oil
 1 pinch sea salt
Filling Ingredients
 1.50 cups black beans
 5 sticks dates (pitted)
 1 tbsp coconut oil
 ¼ cup strong coffee
  cup plant milk
 3.50 oz dark chocolate (70%)
Toppings Ingredients
 ½ cup toasted hazelnuts
 2 oz melted chocolate
Crust Directions

-Place hazelnuts in food processor until they have a pebbled texture.
-Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir until smooth.
-Line a 20 inch spring pan with parchment paper and pour the date and hazelnut mixture into it. Make sure the mixture is even.
-Place the pan in the freezer and start the filling.

Filling Directions

-In a food processor add the dates, coconut oil, and coffee and pulse on high for about a minute.
-Place a small sauce pan on low/medium heat.
-Add the milk.
-Break up the chocolate into smaller pieces and add to the milk.
-Use a spatula to stir the mixture and take the sauce pan off as the chocolate starts to melt.
-Add the melted chocolate to the food processor and mix until smooth.
-Pour the filling into the spring pan on top of the crust and place it in the freezer for 2-3 hours

Decorating Directions

Decorate the cake before serving. You can use berries, or drizzle with melted chocolate and toasted hazelnuts.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8