Chocolate raspberry cake recipe

a seductive summer treat!



Base Layer

  • 80 grams cocoa powder
  • 240 grams almonds
  • 80 grams desiccated coconut
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 12 Medjool dates, soaked

Raspberry Layer

  • 400 grams frozen raspberries
  • 160 grams raw cashews (soaked over night or for at least 6 hours)
  • 120 grams desiccated coconut
  • 80 grams pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds


  1. Blend cocoa, almonds and coconut in your food processor until they have a flour-like consistency.
  2. Add dates and coconut oil and process again.
  3. Press the mixture with your hands in a square or rectangle pan.
  4. Let it chill in the freezer while you prepare the next layer.
  5. For the second layer blend raspberries, cashews, desiccated coconut and
    maple syrup in food processor until combined.
  6. At last add chia seeds and mix for 2-3 seconds.
  7. Pour the raspberry layer over the base layer and put it back in the freezer to set for at least 3 hours.
  8. When firm remove from freezer, wait around 20 minutes then cut into 20-30 bite sized pieces.


Ingredient notes:

  • Storage: Store cut chocolate raspberry bites in the freezer and remove about 5 minutes before serving.
  • Medjool dates: Make sure to soak the semi-soft Medjol dates in water before using them for the recipe.
  • Lemon juice: For an even fresher taste add one tablespoon of lemon juice to the second layer
  • Chocolate Frosting: You could optional add a third layer with a chocolate frosting made of coconut oil, cocoa powder and date syrup

Ingredient swaps:

Frozen Raspberries: I’ve always frozen raspberries in my freezer. You can of course also use fresh raspberries.

Blueberries: The recipe works with blueberries too, but be aware that due to their blue color the slices will turn much darker and won’t have the same eye-catching effect.

Maple syrup: You can also use date syrup instead but it is a bit darker and might effect the color.

Chia seeds: You can swap them with ground flax seeds.

Keywords: chocolate raspberry cake, raw bites, vegan slices, whole food plant based