This is the most luxurious vegan dessert that I make. It’s definitely not an everyday dessert, but something that I reserve for special occasions a few times a year. It easily holds-up to any non-vegan dessert served at fancy restaurants. It’s extremely rich, so you only need to serve a small piece, and it’s great with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream. I made it for my mother for her birthday a few years back, and she loved it so much that she saved a piece and drove it to my grandfather, who lives 3 hours away.
This is pretty amazing, considering the fact that my mother is an amazing chef and dessert-maker – and the fact that my grandfather is a big-time chocoholic and renown dessert-eater! Being validated like that really meant a lot to me, because it felt great knowing that my vegan dessert held-up to their lifetimes of amazing dessert experiences.
I modified this recipe based the Chocolate Turtle Truffle Torte recipe on VegWeb.com. I’ve changed and added some essential ingredients, as well as re-written the ingredients and directions so that they are easier to follow.