No-bake chocolate, nut & raspberry truffle cake

An indulgent dessert you can make ahead.

This super easy chocolate, nut and raspberry truffle cake is a breeze to whip up with the help of a food processor. It doesn’t require any baking, but does need to set overnight in the fridge.

Make it the night before, transport it in the tin, and simply serve with whipped cream on the day!




Invert the base of a 20cm round springform tin. Grease, then line base and side with baking paper. Put almonds and cashews in the bowl of a food processor, then process until chopped. Add dates, cacao, syrup, oil and vanilla, then process until all ingredients form a paste. Using a moist hand, press mixture into base of prepared tin. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.


Combine cream and raspberries in a medium saucepan over a medium heat. Break dark and milk chocolate into a large heatproof glass bowl, then rest a large sieve over bowl. Once cream comes to the boil, remove from heat and pour through sieve onto chocolate. Stir to press raspberries through sieve, discarding seeds. Stir chocolate mixture until melted and smooth. Cool slightly.


Roughly chop macadamias, then sprinkle over base of cake. Pour chocolate mixture over macadamias. Refrigerate overnight to set. Remove cake from tin and transfer to a serving plate. Dust with extra cacao. Serve chilled with extra chopped macadamias and whipped cream.

No bake chocolate truffle cake
(Credit: Photography: Cath Muscat)

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