Raw Hazelnut and Coffee Chocolate Cake

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Chocolate and coffee. In the realm of perfect combinations, this one is definitely near the top of the list. Using hazelnuts in the crust gives this recipe a nutella-esque flavor. So rich and decadent!



  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • 1 cup almonds (or cashews, pecans or more hazelnuts)
  • 15 pitted medjool dates
  • 2 tbsp ground coffee
  • 4 tbsp cacao powder
  • a pinch of sea salt
Coffee chocolate filling
  • 2,5 cups raw cashews (soaked for at least 30 minutes)
  • 1/2 cup coconut syrup or maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup raw almond, cashew or hazelnut mylk
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil (or sub for more but mylk if you prefer an oil-free variation)
  • 4 soft, pitted medjool dates
  • 1 shot espresso
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  1. Line a round 20cm cake tin with parchment paper in the bottom and set aside.
  2. To prepare the crust, grind hazelnuts and almonds in a food processor. Add in the remaining ingredients and process until everything sticks well together. Press the crust out in a lined tin and set aside.
  3. For the filling, blend cashews, coconut syrup, almond mylk, coconut oil in a high speed blender until smooth. Add dates, espresso, cacao, vanilla and salt and blend for a few more seconds. Once everything is completely blender and you have a smooth and thick batter, pour this over your crust and spread it out evenly.
  4. Let the cake sit in the freezer for at least 4 hours to set. The cake can be served either frozen or defrosted. Decorate with melted chocolate, chopped hazelnuts and coffee beans- or whatever else you have on hand.
Iselin StøylenAbout Iselin Støylen

Hi there! I'm a 17 year old girl from the little, cold country Norway.  I am the author of www.agreenkitchen.com, where I share my love for veganism and healthy (mostly raw food) recipes. I believe that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is an important part in living a long and happy life. I also think that one should eat the foods that make one happy; life is too short not to be enjoyed.

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