Raw Chocolate Mousse Cake

And yet another decadent recipe made from…yup, you guessed it, cashews. It’s amazing what you can accomplish with this nut, I tell. How it transforms into the lightest, airiest mousse is beyond me but I will take it. This Raw Chocolate Mousse Cake is worth every bite.

Raw Chocolate Mousse Cake - Fork & Beans

If anything, please please pretty please try the chocolate mousse middle. It’s worth it. I promise! Whipped, creamy goodness sandwiched between two layers of raw chocolate cake. Oh my, how on earth is this even raw??

Raw Chocolate Mousse Cake - Fork & Beans

Raw Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe

Raw vegan, gluten, egg, soy, and dairy-free


  • 1 1/2 c soaked cashews, drained
  • 1/3 c raw cacao powder (or regular cocoa powder)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 c agave
  • 1 1/4 c water
  • 1/4 c melted coconut oil
  • 1 c. cashews, soaked for 2 hours
  • 1 c. macadamia nuts, soaked for 2 hours
  • 1 c. almond or oat flour
  • 1/2 c. raw cacao powder
  • 2 medjool dates, chopped
  • 2 Tb agave or maple syrup
  • 2 tsp coconut oil


  1. For the mousse: Combine the first six ingredients into a high speed blender until smooth and thick. Cover and freeze so it can set while you make the cake.
  2. Mix the cashews and macadamia nuts in a food processor until crumb-like. You might have to do this in 2 batches, depending on your food processor size.
  3. Add the remainder of ingredients into the processor and pulse until a smooth dough forms.
  4. Line a loaf pan with wax paper. Place dough in pan and with hands, pat down until dough forms into pan. Freeze for 25 minutes.
  5. Take cake out of pan and gently cut into 1/2″ slices.
  6. Top with chocolate mousse and cover with another cake slice.
  7. Freeze again.
  8. Cover with my raw chocolate sauce and decorate with berries.


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  1. Hi,sorry to bother but I found this recipe here http://www.sirovahrana.hr/clanak/torta_cokoladni_mousse-1227 and it says author Mihaela

    • Thank you so much Maja for letting me know! I just contacted the website and asked for proper credit to be given to me. I really appreciate you looking out…xo

  2. Rose Miners says:

    Thank you for your incredible and inspiring site. Could you please give me the recipe for raw chocolate sauce to go with the raw chocolate mousse cake?

  3. OMG, this looks absolutely amazing, but is there anything that I can substitute for the coconut oil? Unfortunately, we don’t use any oils whatsoever due to their high inflammatory effects. Thank you.

  4. What do you soak the nuts in? Water?

  5. gorgeous dessert! love using mac nuts and cashews to make creamy mousses like this!

  6. Just stumbled across you, but it looks delicious. I can’t wait to try some of your recipes. I have one more month before I can say I have been vegan 2 years. Keep blogging.

  7. I am putting the nuts on to soak (hmm, that soulnds rather odd). Making this for Valentine’s dessert tonight. 😉
    Thank you Cara xx

  8. All right, you pulled my leg. Chocolate Cashew mousse please.


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