Many of you have asked me for recipes, particularly easy cacao/raw chocolate ones which will keep you buzzing and energised. Here’s the recipe for the Chocolate Cupcakes I brought to the recent Life Upgrade class. I know you will enjoy making them as much as you enjoy eating them. Share with those you love, especially yourself.
Chocolate Cupcake recipe (yum!)
Makes 12 mini cupcakes
- 1 1/2 cups raw walnuts
- Pinch salt
- 8 pitted medjool dates
- 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon filtered water
Whiz walnuts and salt into food processor until finely ground
Add the dates and process until the mixture begins to stick together.
Add the cacao powder, vanilla extract, tiny bit of water and process until all gooey.
Take bits of mixture and squidge into cupcake case.
(I use those re-usable silicone cupcake cases / anything will do)
- 1/2 cup dark agave syrup or maple syrup (less or more depending on your taste)
- 3/4 cup raw cacao powder
- 1/3 cup virgin coconut oil, melted
- Pinch salt
Put coconut oil in a little dish and stand dish in hot water until it melts.
Mix all ingredients together either using a spoon or blender.
Spread choc topping on each cupcake. Decorate with a little piece of date or walnut if you fancy.
Chill the mini cupcakes in the fridge for a while (30mins plus) – whilst licking the bowl, spoon and eating any leftover topping!