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Orange Chocolate Hazelnut Torte with Hazelnut Caramel Topping

Orange Chocolate Hazelnut Torte, raw, vegan dessert

Orange Chocolate Hazelnut Torte raw, vegan dessert

Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do. And I might have gone a little over the top here but boy, is it awesome! And the holidays are coming up so it’s time to have some fun. You are never going to hear me tell you to have a raw dessert for breakfast but every once in a while, it’s fun to indulge a bit. Why would you serve chocolate cake when you can serve this?

Hazelnuts, cacao and orange, oh my! The crazy thing is that this beautiful torte is relatively easy to throw together and will keep well so you can make it ahead of time if you are entertaining. The chocolate layer is an orange-cacao ganache studded with hazelnuts and the top layer is a orange caramel studded with hazelnuts! It is orange-chocolate-hazelnut heaven.

As we enter into the holiday season, it’s fun to have some extra special recipes in your repertoire and this one will fit the bill perfectly.

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  1. Lazaros wrote on November 24, 2016

    Hi I made this torte for Thanksgiving today and I’d like to know if I serve this is chilled or at room temperature looking forward to the first bite happy thanksgiving

    • Susan wrote on December 7, 2016

      You can serve it either way. Cheers!

  2. De wrote on October 19, 2015

    OMG! I have found THE dessert for Thanksgiving. This tort looks so delicious that I wanted to bite right through my tablet screen for a taste. Yum! Wow, I cannot wait to get the organic maple syrup to get started. What a nice break away from the traditional pie. I believe it’ll make a comeback for more than just Holidays too. Thank you.

  3. Barbara Busmadis wrote on July 13, 2014

    Hi there. Great looking and I’m sure tasting torte. I live in Greece but came from the USA. What nuts can you suggest to replace the hazelnuts as I am not a fan of them. We have every kind of nut here and I do have a health food store here in my town of Egion with probably all the ingredients. I am not a vegan but follow a very healthy lifestyle and am a VERY young 76 yr. old. Love your site. Barbara

  4. Kyra wrote on March 11, 2014

    Hey Susan, im really looking forward to make this cake. The only thing i want to know is if you could suggest something else as coconut butter. I’m not a big fan of cocnut and i was thinking about almond butter/mush, would that work? Really love your side – greetings from Germany!

    • Susan wrote on March 11, 2014

      Unfortunately, that is a tough one to replace. Simply because it is what sets up the tort. Almond butter doesn’t have the same properties. Cheers!

  5. Jo wrote on March 8, 2014

    I made this for my daughter’s birthday and it was a huge success. I had to remake part of the recipe because my chocolate mixture seized even though the mixing bowl was sitting in a pan of hot water. This happens frequently when I work with chocolate. I don’t know why.

    • Susan wrote on March 11, 2014

      Water seizes chocolate. Be very, very careful that no water is getting into the mixture. Cheers!

  6. Cathy wrote on January 21, 2014

    Thank you, great recipe, can you tell me how long it will last in the fridge.


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