Devils Food Chocolate Pots

quick, easy and dairy free - a delicious raw chocolate pudding

This dessert is so named not because of any refined sugars or heavy creams, but after the pomegranate seeds which were the downfall of Persephone. Who could resist such delicious morsels, especially when they adorn such a decadent dessert? The jewel like pomegranates seeds against the chocolate shavings and orange coconut cream look every bit as decadent as they do regal. They can be mouth-puckeringly sharp but with the sweet orange cream and the rich chocolate mousse, they are the perfect addition.

They look rather luxurious when served in little pots and can be made in advance. It is such a relief to have a beautiful dessert that requires the minimum of fuss when you’re catering.

This recipe is enough for 4 people and after you have made them, just pop some cling film over the top and refrigerate to keep them fresh.

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Devils Food Chocolate Pots

INGREDIENTS

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted

½ cup vanilla cashew nut milk

8 Medjool dates, pitted

1/2 cup cacao powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 tablespoons melted coconut oil

Pinch salt

ORANGE CREAM

¾ cup coconut meat

¼ cup cashews, soaked for 4 hours

¼ cup agave

¼ cup almond milk

¼ cup orange juice

1 teaspoon orange extract

¼ teaspoon vanilla

2 ½ tablespoons melted coconut oil

TO FINISH

1 the seeds of a pomegranate

3 – 4 chunks of your favourite raw or dark chocolate bar

METHOD

  1. In a blender, whizz together all of the chocolate mousse ingredients until smooth

  2. Pour into 4 glasses and leave in the refrigerator to set

  3. When set, blend together the orange cream ingredients and pour into a piping bag or bowl and leave in the refrigerator to set.

  4. When set, pipe the orange cream onto the chocolate pudding, decorate with chocolate shavings and pomegranate seeds.


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