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    Double layered vegan chocolate torte

    This rich, silky cake has a surprising secret ingredient: tofu. It's perfect for those following a vegan or dairy-free diet – as well as all chocolate-lovers, of course. 

    • Preparation time: 20 minutes
    • Cooking time: 50 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes

    Serves: 12

    Ingredients

    140g Raw Halo 85% dark chocolate
    300g golden caster sugar
    300g Clearspring silken tofu, drained
    ¼ tsp fine salt
    100ml sunflower oil
    2 tsp vanilla extract
    200ml hot coffee (made with 1 tbsp instant coffee)
    2 tbsp Sweet Freedom chocolate shot
    200g plain flour, plus 2 tbsp
    1 tsp baking powder
    70g Raw Halo Mylk & Vanilla chocolate

    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4, then grease a 20cm round, deep cake tin and line with baking parchment. Melt 100g of the dark chocolate in a bowl over a pan of barely simmering water.

    2. Put 250g sugar, 150g tofu, the salt, oil, vanilla, coffee, 1 tbsp chocolate shot and the melted chocolate in a food processor and whizz until combined and really smooth. Add 200g flour and the baking powder and whizz briefly to combine. Pour the mixture into the lined tin and bake in the centre of the oven for 40 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean (set aside the chocolate bowl and food processor to use again).

    3. Meanwhile, melt the remaining dark and Mylk chocolate in the bowl used earlier. Put the remaining 150g tofu, 50g sugar, 1 tbsp chocolate shot and 2 tbsp flour in the food processor (there's no need to rinse it) along with the melted chocolate and whizz until smooth and combined. When the cake is cooked, spoon this chocolate mixture on top of it, spreading it evenly, then bake for 5 minutes more. Leave the cake to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve with a vegan alternative to single cream, if liked. 

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