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The more and more I cook vegan recipes, the more I am amazed at what you can come up with. There are so many different things you can make with natural ingredients, some of which are better than all the processed stuff! This Vegan Chocolate Mousse Torte is an example of that. How can you make mousse vegan? A simple creamy ingredient does the trick…Avocado! I know right, Avocado? Seems crazy but I served this on two different occasions to friends and nobody had any idea. I waited until they literally licked their plates to tell them that the main ingredient besides chocolate is Avocado. Pretty amazing.

Delicious Rating: When I started cooking vegan I thought that desserts would be out of the question but this vegan dessert recipe really proves me wrong. It is rich in chocolate so this is perfect for any chocolate lover. I cut up some strawberries and let the juices flow with some powdered sugar and it really helped cut the richness. I don’t mind rich chocolate desserts but some do. Either way this chocolate mousse torte is a hit! Super easy recipe to cook and you can make it a day ahead for convenience. Let me know what you think!

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Vegan Chocolate Mousse Torte
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Yields: 8 large slices
 
This is a Vegan Recipe!
Ingredients
  • Torte: 1⅓ cup flour
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup soy milk
  • 5 tbsp maple syrup
  • Chocolate Mousse: 4 ripe avocados, pitted and meat scooped out
  • ½ cup soy milk
  • ⅔ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1½ cup dark chocolate, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine first 6 dry ingredients.
  3. Add in olive oil, soy milk, syrup, and mix well. I
  4. n a lightly oiled 9 or 10 inch springform pan, pour in mixture.
  5. It will be a bit sticky so use a wet spatula to pour and spread mixture into cake pan.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes.
  7. Take out and allow to cool.
  8. Prepare the filling by placing Avocados, soy milk, syrup, peanut butter, corn starch, salt, vanilla, and cocoa powder in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  9. Add in melted chocolate and process until smooth like mousse!
  10. Smooth out filling on top of cake and cover and freeze for 2 hours or more.
  11. Before serving, allow cake to sit out at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  12. Use a knife to go around, gently, the cake.
  13. Loosen springform, slice, and serve with strawberries!

This easy recipe starts out simply with making the torte.

You will definitely be tempted to eat this mousse, it is like pudding in your mouth.

The longer the cake sits out the more the avocado will taste because of it coming to room temperature. Don’t leave it out, just stick it back in the freezer between servings.

Delicious!

17 Responses to Vegan Chocolate Mousse Torte

  • the wicked noodle says:

    Just what I’m in the mood for :-)

  • ask2112 says:

    It is super rich and delicious for any chocolate lover!

  • Maxima Moor says:

    After reading this, I get hungry for avocados. Thanks for the useful info, how about you drop by and give me a few tips, would apreciate it.

  • amanda says:

    well, i got 60% dark chocolate chips, but they still had milk fat. so mine isn’t vegan its vegetarian. :(

  • Chocky lovin' vegan says:

    I tried this recipe today, and all I have to say is yuuuuuuuuummo! It came out just the same as your pictures, and it’s silky smooth both in the base, and the mousse itself.
    In fact, I’m keen to try using the mousse on it’s own in some chocolate cups or the like.
    Thanks so much for the recipe. It’s brilliant!

  • Confused says:

    Baking soda or baking powder…just says “1 tsp baking”

  • anja says:

    well i tried it, and the cream didn’t taste good. it doesn’t taste like traditional chocolate mousse at all! I had to put sugar in…but it didn’t help much. I would try such a cake with melting chocolate in soy or oats cream. sorry!

    • I am so sorry Anja! The maple syrup, peanut butter, and chocolate naturally sweeten the mousse. Since it is a vegan chocolate mousse made with avocado it won’t be exactly like a traditional mousse but it still tastes delicious! Sorry it didn’t work out for you!

  • Princy says:

    seriously avocado!wow!looks so tempting!

  • Nicole says:

    Okay, first of not vegan, but this look delicious. Second off, I can’t have soy and regular milk makes me iffy at times (comes and goes). I was wondering if soy milk in this can be substituted with coconut milk or rice milk, can’t have almond milk either but coconut and rice are safe for me.

  • Jessica Rea says:

    I love this recipe! It has become a family favorite since we went from vegetarian to vegan. Can you please post the nutritional facts?

    • I am so glad your family loves this chocolate vegan torte Jessica! I don’t have the nutritional facts but you can use different calorie counter websites to add up the ingredients!

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