Chocolate orange tart

This clever no-bake tart from Elle Young uses raw cacao and coconut oil, sweetened naturally with dates, oranges and honey

PREP 15 mins


  • calories 391
  • carbs 23
  • saturated fat 19
  • sugar 20
  • protein 7
  • fat 29
  • fibre 7
  • salt 0


75g dates
zest 2 oranges, juice of 1
50g coconut oil
175g clear honey
140g raw cacao powder (find it in health food shops or online), plus extra for dusting
100g coconut oil
140g ground almonds
175g desiccated coconut
2½ tbsp clear honey
1 tbsp raw cacao powder


  1. Put the dates in a bowl, cover with boiling water and leave to soak for 20 mins. Meanwhile, whizz the ingredients for the crust in a food processor until combined. Tip the mixture into a 23cm loose- bottomed fluted tart tin, using your fingers to spread it evenly across the base and push into the fluted sides. Cover with cling film and chill while you make the filling.
  2. Drain the dates and put in a blender with the zest and juice of 1 orange, the coconut oil, honey and cacao. Whizz together until mostly smooth, then scrape into the chilled crust and smooth with the back of a spoon. Chill for at least 1 hr. Remove from the fridge 10 mins before serving and sprinkle with the remaining orange zest and extra cacao.