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Vegan Roasted Almond Ganache Cake

March 9, 2017
Vegan Roasted Almond Ganache Cake

Since I make vegan cakes for our coffee shops so often, some of the recipes tend to lose their charm after a while. So when I make cakes for myself, my family and friends, they tend to get very experimental.

Vegan Roasted Almond Ganache Cake

This particular cake was inspired by the Ferrero Roches I got on the International Women’s Day and uses different techniques, adapted from traditional pastry and praline making. It is the creamiest chocolate lover’s fantasy with a crunchy, roasted almonds layer hidden within.

Vegan Roasted Almond Ganache Cake

Vegan Roasted Almond Ganache Cake
Serves 10
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Prep Time
30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Base
  1. 80g vegan cookies
  2. 80g dark, dairy-free chocolate
  3. 5 tbs coconut oil
  4. 2 tbs water
Crunchy Layer
  1. 50g almonds
  2. 50g xylitol
  3. 100g dark, dairy-free chocolate
  4. 100g coconut milk (room temperature, don’t shake or mix it but scoop up the cream on the top)
Ganache Layer
  1. 150g coconut milk (just the creamy top layer as before)
  2. 50g agave
  3. 100g coconut oil
  4. 20g cocoa
Base
  1. Process the chocolate in a food processor until finely ground.
  2. Set the chocolate aside and process the cookies until finely ground.
  3. Add the ground chocolate, coconut oil and water and process until it forms a sticky dough.
  4. Press the mass into a cake form (20cm diameter) and set to cool in a freezer.
Crunchy Layer
  1. Roast almonds on a few drops of coconut oil and set aside.
  2. Melt xylitol in a pan and add the roasted almonds. Mix well to coat almonds and let it cool.
  3. Blend the roasted almonds in a food processor until you get a coarse almond flour.
  4. In a pan, melt the chocolate, then mix in the coconut milk. When combined, add the almond flour.
  5. Pour over the base and place back in a freezer to firm up.
Ganache Layer
  1. Mix the ingredients together until perfectly combined.
  2. Pour over a hardened crunchy layer and again freeze to harden.
  3. Place the cake into a fridge a few hours before digging in.
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