Chocolate Lovers Hazelnut Mousse Cake
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Ingredients
  • Crust
  • 1 cup hazelnuts (or nuts of your choice)
  • ½ cup coconut flakes, unsweetened
  • 1½ cups pitted dates, packed (~ 10 oz)
  • ½ cup cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • flaky sea salt
  • Chocolate Greek Yogurt Mousse
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1½ cups greek yogurt (plain whole milk is best)
  • ½ cup cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • 1-2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • Chocolate Ganache
  • ¾ cup full-fat canned coconut milk (or heavy cream)
  • 5 oz chocolate chopped
  • Topping
  • chopped hazelnuts, roasting optional, but it sure does make them better
Instructions
  1. Crust
  2. In the bowl of your food processor, add the ingredients and pulse until they're finely ground and the mix begins to form a ball.
  3. Press the mixture into the bottom of an 8 or 9" springform pan (making sure to pack it tight)
  4. Chocolate Greek Yogurt Mousse
  5. To the bowl of your stand mixer, add the heavy cream and whip unit it stiff peaks form.
  6. Using a spatula, gently fold the greek yogurt into the whipped cream.
  7. Add the cacao powder, honey, and vanilla
  8. Spread the mousse evenly over top the crust.
  9. Cover and place in the fridge for 1½ hours
  10. Chocolate Ganache
  11. In a small saucepan over low heat, add the coconut milk and chocolate.
  12. Stir continuously until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  13. Let cool five to ten minutes before pouring over the top of the mousse. (Test the ganache first .. you want it to be pourable and spreadable .. but not hot enough that it will melt the mousse)
  14. Sprinkle with chopped hazelnuts.
  15. Chill 30 minutes or until ready serve.
  16. Run a knife around the inside of the springform pan and then release the cake from the pan. slice and serve!
Recipe by Veggies By Candlelight at https://www.veggiesbycandlelight.com/chocolate-lovers-hazelnut-mousse-cake/