chocorange no bake cake 2

Nut Free Raw Paleo Choc-orange Cake Recipe.

We love our raw cakes. They are probably the easiest and most delicious desserts….ever. We have been experimenting a little and swayed from our original favourite (the choc-raspberry) to bring you this jaffa inspired nut free raw paleo choc-orange cake (we never even liked jaffas but this is actually really really good).

We dedicate this recipe to our readers who can’t eat nuts (poor things) as this one features sunflower kernels.

Always merrymaking,

e + c

nut free raw paleo choc-orange cake.
stuff you need
for the base
  1. 1 cup of sunflower kernels
  2. 1/4 cup of raw cacao
  3. 1/4 cup of unsweetened desiccated coconut
  4. 1 tbs stevia (we love natvia)
  5. pinch of salt
  6. 3 tbs. coconut oil melted
  7. 1 tbs. raw honey
for the filling
  1. 2 cups of sunflower kernels
  2. 1/3 cup of coconut oil melted
  3. 2 cups of coconut milk
  4. 1 tbs. stevia (we love natvia)
  5. 3 tbs. raw cacao powder
  6. 2 oranges
now what
  1. In a small saucepan of water, place the oranges until they are completely immersed.
  2. Bring the water to the boil and then turn down to simmer for around 50-60 minutes (you can do this the day before).
  3. The oranges should be soft enough to poke with a skewer.
  4. Line a 24cm cake tin with baking paper.
Now for the base
  1. whiz the sunflower kernels in a food processor (or vitamix) until a fine meal forms.
  2. Transfer the sunflower meal into a bowl. Add raw cacao, desiccated coconut, stevia, salt and mix until combined.
  3. Pour in the melted coconut oil and raw honey, mix well.
  4. Press the mixture firmly into the base of the cake tin, make sure it is even and compressed.
  5. Place the base into the freezer (for around 10-15 mins).
For the filling
  1. whiz the sunflower kernels in a food processor (or vitamix) until a fine meal forms.
  2. Add the melted coconut oil, coconut milk, stevia and whiz until well combined.
  3. Transfer half of the mixture into a bowl and leave the other half in the food processor.
  4. Roughly chop the soft oranges and add to the food processor.
  5. Whiz until the mixture is smooth.
  6. Spread the mixture onto the base making sure it is even.
  7. Place in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.
  8. Back to the filling that was left in the bowl. Transfer this back into the food processor (give it a rinse before hand).
  9. Add the raw cacao powder to the mixture and whiz until really smooth.
  10. Take out the cake tin from the freezer and spread the chocolate filling mix on top of the orange mix, again, making sure it is even and smooth on the top.
  11. Return the cake to the freezer for a further 45 mins (minimum).
  12. To serve, lift the cake carefully out of the tin and let sit for 20 minutes.
  13. With a hot knife cut slices of cake and serve with some nasty-free chocolate on top!
  14. That looks like a lot of steps but it really is super easy and of course, delish!
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Comments 69

  1. Liked and Liked. Can’t wait to make this as soon as I get home! If it passes the husband test then it’ll be a winner haha

  2. Liked and liked. Would love to come and support all the sugar free chocolate makers! Or maybe you’ll be the only ones?!? πŸ™‚

  3. Don’t like jaffas either!! But a date with choc-lush on my birthday sounds fab! I’ve liked & liked! Btw…your recipes so helped me on my way to an awesome whole30…thankyou!!!

  4. Hi Jill, thanks for your entry (yes, jaffas are gross!) Congrats on your whole30 and we are glad our recipes helped you along the way! e & c

  5. Love what you girls are doing to make the world a healthier place. I work in a women’s gym in Canberra and am most inspired by you ladies!!! Looking forward to now making the nut free choc-orange no bake cake!!! Have liked both pages and most excited!!!!

  6. Double liked πŸ™‚ I’m probably the worlds biggest chocolate addict… can’t wait for choc-lush!!!

  7. Hi Angela, thanks for your entry! Glad we have ticked lots of boxes for you! We are so excited about choc-lush! e & c

  8. Hi Alexandra, that is great to hear! We love what we do, so there are plenty more recipes coming your way! Let us know how the cake goes and good luck for the giveaway! e & c

  9. Like, like, double like! Can’t get enough of your recipes, especially any that feature choc. But most importantly love that your recipes are gluten free. That means a lot to me. Thank you.

  10. I liked (loved!) both pages a little while ago.
    This looks delish girls. Love chocolate (especially w orange) πŸ™‚
    L xo

  11. Hi Cathy! Thanks for your entry. We are so glad that we can bring you delicious recipes! Plenty more coming your way. Good luck for the giveaway! e & c

  12. I liked both! Good luck with all your preparations for the event, hope to see you there!

  13. Just discovered you gals and look forward to indulging in your recipes ????
    Both pages liked ????+ ????= ????
    Perfect birthday present for a good friend.

  14. I don’t have FB πŸ™

    Can my mental like and thumbs up count? πŸ™‚ Hehe I’d LOVE to get a chance to win! I mean, it’s chocolate… a festival dedicated to chocolate. I’ve never been to one of those before!

    And that looks amazing!
    -Grace πŸ™‚

  15. Hi Grace! We think your mental thumbs up can definitely count! The winners will be announced on Tuesday! e & c

  16. Ah! Thank you! πŸ™‚ Hehe serious chocolate lover over here… I mean, who isn’t?!

    -Grace πŸ™‚

  17. Liked & liked. Hope I’m not too late to enter! Of course, if I am, I can console myself by making (and eating) that rather yummy looking cake! Have to stop drooling first, tho!

  18. Hi Alexandra! Congratulations! You are the lucky winner of a double pass to the choc lush festival! Please email us at e(dot)and(dot)c(at)themerrymakersisters(dot)com so we can send you your prize! We look forward to meeting you there! e & c

  19. Hi Sarah! Congratulations! You are the lucky winner of a double pass to the choc lush festival! Please email us at e(dot)and(dot)c(at)themerrymakersisters(dot)com so we can send you your prize! We look forward to seeing you there! e & c

  20. Hi Alison! One of our winners can’t make the festival…so we had to do a redraw! And you were the lucky winner! We look forward to meeting you at the festival on Sunday! e & c

  21. Well it passed the husband test. Can I just say eating this frozen straight from the freezer is the best!

  22. Hooray! We like it frozen too, like an ice-cream cake. Hmmm maybe we need to make one tonight… Have a lovely weekend! e & c

  23. I have only recently discovered you guys and I want to say THANK YOU for including some nut-free recipes. I am severely allergic but am trying to go paleo, and it has been rather challenging, given that many recipes call for almond meal. Thank you for posting recipes like this, and for answering peoples comments in regards to substituting nut products with other items. I find someone has usually already asked the exact thing I’m thinking!

  24. Hi Kate! We are trying really hard to create recipes without nuts (especially the sweet treats) as we want to consume less (we had a nut overdose!) A big thankyou for your feedback, we really appreciate it! We hope your paleo journey continues on strong and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need to ‘paleo vent’. Have a fab weekend. e & c

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  26. I’d like to say thanks too for this nut free version. I’m not allergic to nuts but my nephews are and I too have had a bit of a nut overdose of late! Can’t wait to give this one a go, might make it for a new years party.

  27. Oh I also forgot to ask, I’m not a fan of stevia. What could I replace it with and with what ratio? Thinking xylitol or coconut sugar?

  28. Hey Jen! No worries, we had a few people asking for nut free versions of our no bakes! We will have to make another one we think! Hmm, coconut sugar will make it a little more caramelly – which would be delish! 1/2 a cup would probably be enough (depending on how sweet you like it!). Let us know how it goes! e + c p.s thanks for all your comments, we are LOVING them! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  32. I’m finally going to make this on the weekend! Silly question, you do peel the oranges first don’t you?

  33. So…..that was just sensational! Thanks again ladies. Will post it up on my page soon. My friends asked for a link to the recipe immediately!! Coconut sugar substitute worked well.

  34. Hi Jen! Oh YAY! We are super excited to hear this, especially as this is one of our older recipes! We’ll have to remake it and take a prettier pic πŸ™‚ tehehe! Glad that the coconut sugar worked well! YUM! Let us know when it’s up and we’ll check it out! e + c

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