Raw Date Nut Torte

"In the process of making this easy dessert right now. I have the base made and it is delicious. Who knew Raw could be so good!!!! Found the recipe by Alice Cohen The Raw Food Diet. Can't wait to serve it up! Prep time does not include soaking time. Edited to add- I just made this again for my DIL and found it is much prettier with chopped walnuts on top."
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Ready In:
1 torte


  • 2 cups raisins
  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 1 cup dates (pitted and soaked at least one hour and up to overnite)
  • 12 lemon (juiced)
  • 14 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)


  • In a food processor, combine raisins and walnuts and blend until well blended and moist. (This will take a few minutes and you may see it forming a ball. Just make sure the raisins come out looking like a fudgy mixture and are not still grainy).
  • In a food processor, combine dates and lemon juice until smooth and creamy.
  • Spread the frosting on top of the torte.
  • Sprinkle on chopped walnuts (optional).
  • May or may not refrigerate before serving. Firmer for cutting if refrigerated.

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  1. pmegeed
    Why does anyone buy junk food when delicious, healthy recipes like this are available. Thanks for sharing RaWziLLLa. Fun name. Are you the Godzilla of Raw food?
  2. Staceylynnacevedo
    I've been making this for 8 years now and every time it's a hit. Definitely satisfies the fudge craving. Very simple to make. I suggest adding some shaved lemon rind as decoration on top which also helps being out the flavor. If you're just experimenting with raw foods or have been raw for years, this is a delicious, simple recipe that is sure to please any palate :) in joy
  3. Homemade Momma
    So glad you shared this recipe! I lost my cookbook and this is my hubby's favourite raw recipe.<br/>I love that it's easy and uses common ingredients.<br/><br/>I suggest going by the recipe and NOT soaking the raisins. If you soak them the torte will not be nice and 'fudgy' but will be a sloppy mess and not taste as good. I just tried soaking them and hoping to recover that blunder in the dehydrator...snack bars?<br/><br/>A great rich treat that's good for you and keeps well for a few days on the counter if the raisins aren't soaked.
  4. the80srule
    I give this 5 stars for taste, nutrition, and simplicity-- but took away a star because the directions need some clarification, the raisins should really be pre-soaked. Soaking the dates for a couple hours or overnight is a must to make the "frosting". But the raisins should also be soaked for an hour or two because I had to put in a few tablespoons of water to get most of the raisins to become cohesive with the walnuts, and there were still whole raisins in there. I pressed it into an 8" pie pan and it cut more easily after refridgerating for a few hours though I couldn't help but grab a huge glob after it was done blending. Next time I make this I'm definitely soaking the raisins. All in all though, a great raw recipe.


Hi, I am Rawzilla aka Chef Mommie. I have started this new account to go with my new found lifestyle of being a Raw Foodist. The desire came about before the beginning of the year and I basically started on the 1st of January. It was not set out to be a New Years resolution or anything, it just happened in that timing. My main desire for this new way of life came about in doing research to help eliminate pain in my body. Told for the last ten years (and rebuking it) that I have Fybromyalgia, I decided to make lifestyle changes to see if it would help. So far the Raw lifestyle has eliminated 80% of my pain, helped me think clearer and see clearer and has helped me with water retention. I am very excited to see how far I can go with this. 100 % Raw is really hard to achieve, I would say today I have been about 95% Raw. Would have been 100% but I am snacking on dry Ezekial cereal. Plus I love the Ezekial breads, especially the sesame. I will eat free range eggs cooked , so every now and then I will splurge on having a healthier french toast. My goal for the week would be 75% Raw. I won't be giving up my Chef Mommie account because I still have to cook for my family. My dh will eat my raw foods, but he only wants them as side dishes. Since my family isn't converted I will still be cooking for them and rating recipes under my orginal account.
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