Tuesday, October 25, 2011

raw chocolate cupcakes

Inspired by For the Love of Food, I whipped up my own version of some raw chocolate cupcakes the other day. These are the most decadent and rich 'healthy' cupcakes you will ever consume. They melt in your mouth and are so full of flavour it's hard to stop at just one.

1 cup almonds
1/2 cup walnuts
2 tbs cocoa powder
2 tbs maple syrup
6 pitted dates
pinch of salt
sesame and chia seeds

1 avocado
2 tbs cocoa powder
2 tbs maple syrup

Grind the nuts in a food processor until they resemble crumbs
Add dates, cocoa powder, salt and maple syrup and process some more until they mixture resembles a thick doughy batter
Line mini muffin pan with sesame seeds and chia seeds (this helps them to come out easily) and then press the batter into each mould.
Push the cupcakes back out again

Puree all three ingredients to combine into a creamy icing. If you can whip them a bit after pureeing. Dollop on top of cupcakes.

Another satisfied customer.


Gaby said...

interesting, i've never tried making a nut based dessert before! loving that last pic of north, he looks so delighted. x

Tania said...

These remind me of a healthier version of rum balls. Sounds quite yummy! They look like a great addition to the lunch box.

Elisheva said...

Absolutely yum, you are giving me all kinds of inspiration tonight, They are similar to a raw truffle I make, but taking it all a step further. Great pictures too!!!: )

Michelle said...

Oh they do look good!

motherwho said...

Just made these tonight! YUM YUM YUM! Satisfied customers all round! Thanks :)

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