Date Nut Torte

July 9, 2009 at 3:48 am 5 comments

Date Nut Torte
This is a delicious and easy raw dessert…in fact, it was one of the very first raw recipes I made when I discovered the raw lifestyle back in 2005. There are only 4 ingredients, although it tastes so much more complex! Even if you don’t consider yourself “raw”…try this one out. It’s a healthy alternative to cooked/baked goods…and it’s one that you don’t have to tell your kids “no” to when they want a third helping! It’s also a perfect dish to make when you’re introducing someone to raw foods.

Date Nut Torte
“Living on Live Foods”
Alissa Cohen

Base of Torte:
2 cups raisins
2 cups walnuts


1 cup dates, soaked and pitted
1/2 lemon, juiced

For Base:
In a food processor, combine raisins and walnuts and blend until well blended and moist (this will take  few minutes and you might see it form into a ball…just make sure the raisins come out fudgey and not grainy). Then, remove mixture from processor and press into a pie plate or dinner plate (about 1 1/2 inches thick).

For Frosting:

In a food processor, combine dates and lemon juice until smooth and creamy. Spread the frosting on top of the torte.

Top with raspberries, strawberries , or blueberries…and if you want to get super fancy, add a sprig of mint in the middle!
Serve at room temperature or chill depending on your preference.


Entry filed under: Dessert, Raw.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Yoga Witch  |  July 9, 2009 at 4:08 am

    Holy cow, this looks good!

  • 2. Deanna Riccardelli  |  July 9, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    This is our favorite torte to make and take places. People love the cake and don’t realize they are eating healthy and raw! It’s so easy my girls can make it!

  • 3. Ashley Strobach  |  July 9, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Trying this tonight! We are new to trying the raw foods lifestyle…can’t wait to make it. We hope our toddler will like it too! Thanks!

  • 4. rachel  |  July 11, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    I made this yesterday afternoon and it was delicious! Thank you for sharing. This is my first “raw” dessert–beside fresh fruit. I can’t wait to try more.

  • 5. molly  |  August 17, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Now this I have to try, sounds delicious!


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