No Bake Vegan German Chocolate Cake

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Every day should be about loving yourself and loving your close friends and family! Connecting with others, both romantic partners, friends and family members and searching for meaning in causes larger than ourselves not only make the world a better place but actually make us happier, healthier and more gorgeous, too! I always like to say, “Forget that little black dress. A compassionate soul is the ultimate fashion statement.” This means compassion for yourself too, but of course! So check out this snazzy, guilt-free and actually good for you decadent dessert recipe. It is the ultimate way to treat yourself with self-love by making an antioxidant-loaded cake and eating it too. Hehe.  Click on some of the ingredients below to learn about their health benefits!

Perhaps upon preparing this delicious pie for any loved ones in your life, you can proclaim, “Lettuce always be friends. I hope I’ve been able to turnip the beet on your taste buds with this healthy, guilt-free chocolaty dessert. Feel free to endive your spoon or fork into as my many slices as you’d like, as it is a special holiday, after all.”

I yam sure all of you will love this pie! Now don’t kale my vibe and try making it yourself!

Ingredients:

Crust Ingredients:

1 ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 ½ cup raw pecans or walnuts
3 tablespoons coconut butter (make sure it is softened and not hard)
4 tablespoons maple syrup
½ cup cocoa powder (can be raw or roasted)

Chocolate Layer Ingredients:

1 cup black beans (I use Eden’s BPA free)
1 cup cocoa powder
15 medjool dates, pitted
1 teaspoon ground vanilla or vanilla extract

German Chocolate Topping Ingredients:

½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons coconut butter (or coconut oil if you dare)
¾ cup fresh or freeze dried raspberries (or another berry of choice)

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Directions:

Place all crust ingredients in a food processor and process until mixture is well-combined and sticky. Transfer into a 7″ tart pan with removable bottom {or any dish of similar size; a springform pan can work well here}. Form the mixture into a pie crust by pressing it down with your hands until it’s even all around the edges and the bottom is flat. Place the pan into the freezer to firm up while working on the next step.

Place all chocolate layer ingredients into a glass bowl and stir the mixture until everything comes together into a uniform liquid chocolate substance {keep stirring until all lumps are dissolved!}. Pour this mixture into the prepared pie crust and place the pie back into the freezer to firm up while working on the next step.

Place all topping ingredients into a mixing bowl, and mix everything to combine. Once the chocolate layer in the pie is firm (should firm up within about 10-15 minutes of being placed in the freezer), spread this topping mixture on top evenly. Place pie in the fridge and allow it to set about an hour. For a smooth consistency, bring to room temperature prior to serving. Let sit at room temp for about 15-20 minutes. The pie will keep its shape well at room temp unless it’s extremely hot where you are, in which case keep chilled! The pie can also be enjoyed right out of the fridge, although the chocolate layer will be firm. Enjoy!

 

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