Saturday, 1 March 2014

Raw Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting





After being invited to a raw-vegan potluck, I decided to get creative and try out some ideas I had. Raw fruit balls are a new addiction of mine, after overcoming my dislike of dates.Finding these store bought ones, which are absolutely divine, had me thinking of making my own version. These 'cupcakes' were not only simple but yummy as well. Recipe is an approximate, feel free to play around with it.

Ingredients:

- Dates
- Cocoa powder [3/4 cup approx]
- Cashew nuts
- Almonds
- Avocado
- Honey or Maple Syrup
- Dried coconut flakes
- Boiling water


Preparation:
For this I used approximately 100 gms of dates, pitted and roughly chopped. Add into a food processor with two tablespoons of boiling water. Add in some almonds and the cocoa. Make sure everything is well mixed. If it is very sticky, add in more almonds.
Shape into balls, and roll in coconut flakes and some cocoa powder.

Allow to set in the fridge.

For the frosting:
Puree the cashew nuts, they will make a nice paste. Add in an avocado, 1/2 cup cocoa and some honey or maple syrup. Blend well. Allow to chill, then pipe like you would normally pipe frosting. 


Hope you are inspired to make some of your own raw foods!

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