Vegan Chocolate Orange Tart (No-Bake)

vegan chocolate orange tart

I fully intended to share this at the start of blood orange season, but home schooling and life got away with me – and now, here I am, posting this just as it draws to a close!

Sorry.

BUT if you can’t find blood oranges anymore, then don’t fret – this no-bake Vegan Chocolate Orange Tart works equally well with any oranges you may have to hand!

vegan chocolate tart

It’s full of zesty, rich and indulgent flavours – and involves no baking, too. Hurrah!

no-bake chocolate orange tart

In all honesty, I could eat the filling on its own by the bucketload. Or perhaps bathe in it. But that’s another story…

Enjoy your chocolatey feast!

Sam x

Blood Orange Chocolate Tart

Ingredients:

  • Makes one large tart –
  • For the base:
  • 3 cups ground nuts (I used 2 cups ground hazelnuts and 1 cup ground almonds)
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder (or more, to taste)
  • 1/2 cup melted cacao butter
  • 5-6 tbsp maple syrup (to taste)
  • Zest one orange
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • For the tart –
  • 500ml plant-based cream (eg oat cream / coconut cream / soya cream)
  • 570g good quality dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • Maple syrup, to taste (optional – I omit. Add 1 tbsp at a time if using!)
  • Zest one orange (you can also add a squeeze of fresh orange juice too, if you like!)
  • Edible orange oil, to taste
  • To decorate:
  • Blood orange slices
  1. To make your base, tip ground nuts into a large bowl and stir together with the remaining ingredients – taste sweetness and adjust accordingly. Press into the base of a large tin, working the mixture up the sides. If the mixture feels too sticky, add a touch more nuts. If it’s too dry, more cacao butter or a splash of coconut milk will work! Place in the fridge to set.
  2. To make your filling, gently heat the cream until warm but not boiling. Remove from the heat, then add the chopped chocolate and cover with a tea towel and allow to stand for a few minutes. Stir smooth until completely melted – if you need to apply a touch more heat to do this, make sure you do it gently so you don’t split your mixture! Stir in the orange zest, oil and maple syrup if using.
  3. Pour the chocolate orange mixture into the tart base, then place in the fridge to set. Decorate with fresh orange, before cutting into slices and enjoying.

Author: Sam

I'm a freelance health, food and fitness journalist, busy mama and recipe creator!

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