Indulge in Decadence: Raw Vegan Chocolate Ganache Recipe

Dearest reader,

I implore you to stop what you’re doing and pay attention to the words before you. For today, I bring forth a recipe that will bring joy to your taste buds and a smile to your heart. It is none other than the raw vegan chocolate ganache.

Let me paint a picture for you – imagine a smooth, creamy texture with an intense chocolate flavor that melts in your mouth, sending your senses into overdrive. Sounds tempting, doesn’t it?

As a vegan chef, I understand the importance of indulgence without guilt or harm to our bodies or Mother Nature. That’s why I’ve created this recipe that is not only delicious but made with wholesome ingredients like coconut oil and cacao powder. Trust me; this recipe will make you feel like you’re sinning even though it’s all-natural.

You might be wondering what a “ganache” is. Well, let me tell you; it’s a silky-smooth mixture of chocolate and cream traditionally used as fillings or frostings for cakes and pastries. However, I’ve taken this traditional recipe and modified it to suit those who follow raw and vegan lifestyles.

In summary, dear reader, save yourself from store-bought chocolates filled with preservatives and artificial flavors. Learn how to create your own raw vegan chocolate ganache that will satisfy all your cravings while staying true to your values.

So what are we waiting for? Let’s indulge in this delectable creation!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Raw Vegan Chocolate Ganache
Raw Vegan Chocolate Ganache

My dear friends, let me take a moment to extol the virtues of this raw vegan chocolate ganache recipe! I assure you that this delectable treat will melt in your mouth and leave you feeling satisfied in every way possible.

First and foremost, allow me to draw your attention to the use of raw and vegan ingredients. Veganism has gained significant popularity in recent years, as people strive to live a more ethical and sustainable lifestyle. This recipe caters to such individuals, while also benefiting health-conscious individuals as it is free from refined sugars and dairy products. The raw cacao powder used in this recipe is full of essential nutrients, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties- making it a much healthier alternative to traditional chocolate.

Besides being a healthy option, this raw vegan chocolate ganache is also extremely versatile. It can be used in a variety of recipes like the chocolate ganache tart, ganache frosting or cake filling (also included with this article.)

The ingredients are easy to come by and can be easily adjusted to suit your personal preferences. You can also experiment with various types of chocolate like dark or milk chocolate.

Lastly, this recipe can be time-efficient for any occasion- from quick weeknight treats to fancy dinner parties. No baking is required to make these sinfully delicious raw vegan chocolate truffles.

In conclusion, I highly recommend trying out this delightful recipe. By choosing organic and natural ingredients for your sweet cravings- as well as saving precious time- you will not regret stepping into the realm of raw vegan chocolate ganache.

Ingredient List

 Rich and indulgent, this raw vegan chocolate ganache is the ultimate dessert for any occasion.
Rich and indulgent, this raw vegan chocolate ganache is the ultimate dessert for any occasion.

Here are the key ingredients needed to make this delicious raw vegan chocolate ganache recipe:

  • Cacao powder (¾ cup): The star ingredient of this recipe is cacao powder, which is pure cocoa powder and gives the ganache its rich chocolate flavor.
  • Coconut oil (1 cup, melted): Coconut oil is used in place of butter or cream to create a smooth and creamy texture for the ganache.
  • Maple syrup (½ cup): Adds natural sweetness to the ganache and balances the bitterness of the cacao powder.
  • Sea salt (1/4 tsp): A small amount of salt helps enhance the chocolate flavor and balance out the sweetness.
  • Almond milk (1 tbsp): Helps thin out the ganache mixture and create a smooth and glossy finish.
  • Vanilla extract (1 tsp): Used to enhance the overall flavor profile of the ganache
  • Dark chocolate (70 g): Optional for those who want a richer chocolate taste.
  • Ripe avocados (1): Avocado adds healthy fat content to your vegan chocolate ganache. Great if you want that buttery soft texture without using creams or milk!

Note: You can adjust the ingredients according to your taste preference. Add more sweetener if you like it sweeter, less if you prefer it more bitter.

The Recipe How-To

 This decadent ganache is made with nourishing, wholesome ingredients that will make you feel good about indulging.
This decadent ganache is made with nourishing, wholesome ingredients that will make you feel good about indulging.

Step 1: Prepare the ingredients

Before starting, make sure you have all the necessary ingredients on hand. For this recipe, you will need ¾ cup of cacao powder and ½ cup of maple syrup, along with 1 tsp of vanilla extract, a pinch of sea salt, and ⅓ cup of melted coconut oil.

Step 2: Combine ingredients in a blender

Once you have prepared your ingredients, combine them in a high-speed blender or food processor. Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Step 3: Adjust consistency

If needed, you can adjust the consistency by adding more liquid or cacao powder. For a thinner ganache, add a tablespoon of almond milk at a time. For a thicker ganache, add more cacao powder until desired consistency is reached.

Step 4: Use as desired

This raw vegan chocolate ganache can be used in many recipes such as chocolate ganache cake, fudge cake, chocolate raspberry tart, chocolate avocado brownies or simply served as a dip for fresh strawberries or other fruit. When using in recipes that require cooked chocolate, gently heat the ganache on low heat until it reaches the desired consistency.

Enjoy the beautiful and flavorful world of vegan raw chocolate ganache with this super easy recipe!

Substitutions and Variations

 With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up this luscious chocolate ganache in no time.
With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up this luscious chocolate ganache in no time.

Dearest readers, though this raw vegan chocolate ganache recipe is already simply divine, you might be wondering if there are any substitutions or variations that you can make – and I assure you, there are!

Firstly, if you are not a fan of the taste of coconut oil, you may swap it with another type of oil such as olive oil. But please note that using olive oil may change the overall flavor of the ganache a bit. Also, if you prefer a darker taste in your chocolate ganache, use cacao powder instead of cocoa powder.

For a more unique twist on the recipe, try adding some peppermint extract for a refreshing aftertaste, or espresso powder for a lovely coffee kick. You could also add some orange zest or vanilla essence for an extra layer of flavor.

If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try using avocado instead of coconut oil? Simply blend two ripe avocados (1 cup) with 1/4 cup of maple syrup until smooth and use instead of the coconut oil. This substitution will give your ganache an extra layer of creaminess and healthy fatty acids.

Furthermore, if you want to impress your guests with something different than traditional chocolate ganache, why not try raspberry or watermelon vegan raw chocolate ganache recipe? Or even better make it into tart form! Delicious!

Finally, If you are feeling indulgent but want to stay true to healthy eating habits, gluten-free flourless chocolate cake recipe and vegan brownies made with raw cocoa powder will be right up your alley. You could also substitute the cocoa powder with carob powder for a chocolatey flavour without the caffeine.

May these substitutions and variations inspire your creativity in your kitchen and uplift your palate in most extraordinary ways!

Serving and Pairing

 Whether you're a vegan, gluten-free or health-conscious, this recipe is sure to become a staple in your kitchen.
Whether you’re a vegan, gluten-free or health-conscious, this recipe is sure to become a staple in your kitchen.

Once your raw vegan chocolate ganache is ready, the options for serving and pairing are endless! This decadent treat can be served on its own as a rich and indulgent dessert or used to take other desserts to the next level.

For an elegant finish, spread a generous amount of the ganache over the top of a flourless chocolate cake recipe, or use it to fill chocolate raspberry tarts. These sweet treats with the festive touch will make your guests feel special.

If you’re in the mood for something simpler, drizzle warm ganache over fresh ripe fruit such as strawberries or raspberries for an impressive yet effortless dessert. For a quick snack, spread it on toast or dip fresh strawberries into cooled ganache.

When it comes to pairing, bold red wines such as a Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot will accentuate the flavors and add depth to this rich dessert. If you prefer something lighter, pair your raw vegan chocolate ganache with a cup of coffee or a dairy-free milk alternative like almond milk.

Whether you are hosting friends and family or simply treating yourself, this luxurious raw vegan chocolate ganache is sure to leave everyone wanting more. No matter how you choose to enjoy it, this recipe is guaranteed to satisfy even the most demanding sweet tooth while keeping things healthy and cruelty-free!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 This chocolate ganache is perfect for frosting cakes, dipping fruits or spreading on toast.
This chocolate ganache is perfect for frosting cakes, dipping fruits or spreading on toast.

My dear readers, I understand that when you are preparing a dessert for a gathering, you want to ensure everything is perfect and the timing should be impeccable. Therefore, I would like to assure you that this Raw Vegan Chocolate Ganache recipe can be made ahead of time without sacrificing any flavor or texture.

Once you have prepared the ganache, cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for up to one week. Before proceeding with serving, let it sit at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes until it has slightly softened. Mixing it and warming it up gradually will bring back the creamy texture and glossy appearance of the chocolate ganache.

If you want to make your life easier, prepare the ganache frosting in advance and store it in an airtight container until you are ready to use it. You can keep the ganache frosting in the fridge for up to two weeks. To reuse the frosting, take it out of the fridge a few hours before using it. Stirring it slightly allows it to soften if needed.

Another option is to freeze the unused cake slices by wrapping each slice tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil then placing them in a freezer-safe container. They can remain frozen for up to three months without compromising their taste or texture who knew storing could be such enjoyment?

Finally, believe me when I say reheating doesn’t dull the luster of this fantastic vegan chocolate recipe but merely makes it better as it melts into its deliciousness. When reheating, place the desired serving piece in a microwave-safe dish or on a baking sheet in an oven preheated at 300°F/150°C for around 5 minutes, depending on how much you are heating.

In conclusion, storing your Raw Vegan Chocolate Ganache with care ensures prolonged enjoyment without loss of flavor or texture for your days ahead.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Ready to take your dessert game to the next level? Try this raw vegan chocolate
Ready to take your dessert game to the next level? Try this raw vegan chocolate

If you want to achieve the perfect texture and taste for your raw vegan chocolate ganache recipe, here are some helpful tips that I recommend:

First, make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature before starting. This will help the mixture blend together evenly and result in a smooth, creamy texture.

Secondly, use high-quality cocoa powder and dark chocolate for a richer flavor. Using low-quality ingredients could compromise the taste of your ganache.

Thirdly, when mixing the ingredients in a blender or food processor, start with a low speed and gradually increase it. This will prevent the mixture from splattering and ensure that everything blends smoothly.

Another tip is to add the liquid ingredients slowly while blending. This will help prevent any separation from occurring in the mixture.

To thicken up your raw vegan chocolate ganache quickly, place it in the refrigerator until it reaches your desired consistency. However, make sure to let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes before using it so that it softens up enough to be spreadable.

Finally, if you prefer a stronger chocolate taste, you can adjust the amount of cacao powder or dark chocolate in the recipe. Similarly, if you prefer a sweeter taste, you can add more maple syrup or other sweeteners to your liking.

By following these tips and personalizing your recipe according to your preferences, you can create a perfect batch of raw vegan chocolate ganache every time!


Before you start making this raw vegan chocolate ganache recipe, it’s important to have all your questions answered. Hence, in this section (9), I’ll be providing answers to some of the frequently asked questions about this delicious recipe. So let’s dive in and get you ready to create a rich and decadent vegan chocolate ganache that is sure to please all taste buds!

What are the three types of ganache?

Ganache can come in three different varieties, with dark, milk, and white chocolate being the main types. The choice of chocolate used in the recipe determines whether the ganache will be dark or milk chocolate.

How do you get chocolate ganache to harden?

If you’re looking to thicken your chocolate ganache, there are a few options to consider. One option is to allow it to cool at room temperature or in the refrigerator, which will cause it to naturally harden and become thicker. However, it’s important not to mix the ganache as it cools, as this can result in a lumpy texture. Another option is to add more chocolate, which will not only thicken the ganache but also intensify the chocolate flavor.

Does all ganache harden?

After some time, your ganache will become thicker and firmer, resembling a fudge-like texture. Even though it won’t be completely solid (you can still leave an imprint with your finger and it will still yield to your teeth if you take a bite), it will reach a point of full firmness once it cools down.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this raw vegan chocolate ganache recipe is a must-try for anyone who loves delicious treats but also wants to eat healthily. With its rich, decadent flavor and smooth texture, it’s sure to impress even the most skeptical taste buds. Plus, with its use of natural plant-based ingredients like coconut oil and cacao powder, you won’t have to worry about consuming any unhealthy additives or artificial preservatives.

So why not give this recipe a try today? Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert solution or want to impress your friends and family with a show-stopping cake or tart, this raw vegan chocolate ganache is sure to satisfy. And with its many versatile uses and variations, you can enjoy it in countless ways depending on your mood or occasion.

So what are you waiting for? Whip up a batch of this raw vegan chocolate ganache today and see for yourself just how delicious healthy eating can be!

Raw Vegan Chocolate Ganache

Raw Vegan Chocolate Ganache Recipe

This recipe is slightly different from the one already up on Zaar and is from Jennifer Cornbleet's Raw For Dessert. Raw Chocolate Ganache can be used in a number of ways including as chocolate fondue, icing for raw cakes, fudge sauce for raw sundaes or just straight out of the blender! The coconut oil gives it a wonderful coconut flavor. The book says it will last in the fridge for 2 weeks. Once refrigerated, you will have to warm the ganache to obtain the proper consistency. You can either place a small bowl of ganache in about inches of warm water or pop it in the dehydrator for about 10 minutes. **Use either one of these techniques to melt the coconut oil for use in this recipe.**
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Raw Vegan
Servings 1 cup
Calories 156.4 kcal


  • 3/4 cup dark agave syrup
  • 3/4 cup cacao, powder or 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted


  • Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

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Serving: 18gCalories: 156.4kcalFat: 18.1gSaturated Fat: 15.7g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Dessert, Easy, Free Of..., Lactose-free, Vegan
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