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SugarDoctor Recipe Triple chocolate hazelnut torte
Sweet Treats

triple chocolate hazelnut torte

Believe it or not, this decadent torte’s secret ingredient is avocado, which you would never know. It also doesn’t contain an ounce of refined sugar!

Makes: 8 to 14 slices

For the crust:

Ingredients

1 and 1/4 cups almonds

1/2 cup cacao powder

4 dates, soaked until soft (keep soaking liquid)

1/4 cup hazelnuts

Method

Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. If the mixture does not hold together when pinched with your fingers, add some of the reserved soaking liquid until it does. Press down the mixture into the base of a spring-form cake tin (greased lightly with coconut oil) to form a crust and set aside.

For the filling:

Ingredients

1 cup of hazelnuts to make 1/2 cup hazelnut butter

2 avocados

1 cup hazelnut or almond milk

1/2 cup cacao powder

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 tbsp of your choice of ground coffee powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp Himalayan salt

Method

To make the filling, first make the hazelnut butter by placing 1 cup of hazelnuts into a food processor and processing until the fats release and you have a nice soft butter. You will have to scrape down the sides of the food processor quite often while mixing.

Next place all of the ingredients, including the hazelnut butter, into the food processor until well blended, ensuring no chunks of avocado remain. Pour the mixture over the crust and freeze for at least 3 hours, or until set.

For the ganache:

Ingredients

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup cacao powder

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

2 tsp of the same coffee powder used for the filling

1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts

Method

Whisk together all ingredients except the hazelnuts, which should be stirred in afterwards. Then stir them in.

To finish the torte:

1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts

To finish, evenly spread the ganache over the filling, which should now be set, and top with the remaining nuts. Return to the freezer until it has completely set, and then serve.

Andy’s Sugar Safe® Tips

Serve this delicious torte with fresh organic strawberries to complement its rich chocolate-y coffee taste.

Keep in mind that both maple syrup and honey contain fructose. As such, these should be consumed in moderation as an occasional treat. Research has shown that an excess of fructose can be harmful to your health. A useful tip is to keep your daily fructose consumption below 25g. You can read more about how and why here.