Vegan Dark Chocolate Velvet Pie

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This quick, crowd-pleasing recipe is proof that vegan desserts are just as amazing as the dairy and egg-filled variety.

The pie is rich, creamy and so moreish, with a luxe chocolate filling complemented by a sweet, easy biscuit crust and swirls of dark chocolate drizzle to top it all off. It comes together superfast – the hardest part is spending hours craving pie while it is setting in the refrigerator.

I ate pie for dessert (& snacks ♥) almost all week when I conjured this up last month!

This recipe is also my entry in the November Sweet New Zealand blogging event, this month hosted by Kitchen Maid.

 

Vegan Dark Chocolate Velvet Pie

Ingredients:

Crust:
1 cup vegan chocolate biscuits, crushed into crumbs
3 tbsp Olivani, melted (or any other unsaturated dairy-free butter substitute)
1 tbsp coconut flour (all purpose is fine if you don’t have coconut*)

Filling:
870g soft silken tofu (3 x 290g vacuum packs)
3 tbsp cocoa powder
2-3 tbsp pure maple syrup (use 3 if you like things slightly sweeter)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp xanthan gum
250 g dark chocolate, broken into small pieces**

 

What to do:

For the crust:
Preheat oven to 180 C. Combine crumbs, Olivani and coconut flour in a small powl and mix until well combined. Press into the bottom of a 9″ pie dish and bake for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.

For the filling:
Melt the chocolate over a very low heat in a small saucepan, stirring frequently. Cover and set aside. Reserve 2 tbsp for drizzling.

Blend the tofu until smooth. Add cocoa, maple syrup, vanilla essence, xanthan gum and melted dark chocolate. Blend until well combined, scraping down the edges if necessary.

To prepare:
Pour the filling onto crust and spread evenly. Drizzle leftover melted chocolate in a large spiral on top of the filling.

Chill for at least 5 hours before slicing to serve.

Keeps well, covered and refrigerated, for up to 5 days.

Serves 8 (unless you want it all to yourself!)

 

* I am having a love affair with coconut flour right now ♥
** go for a block with around 60% cocoa; a block of Whittacker’s Dark Cacao is my go-to

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Vegan Dark Chocolate Velvet Pie

  1. Yum, I can imagine this being fantabulous – I made a Mark Bittman (I think…) tofu chocolate mousse and it had similarish ingredients. Was very impressive, given the short ingredients list!

    I too am having a bit of a love affair with all things coconut at the moment, but have had better success with coconut oil in place of butter for sweet baked things. Also luscious as a body moisturiser! 😀

    Delighted to have discovered your blog through Sweet NZ!

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