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12-19-2008, 06:49 PM
i already shared this on the challenge thread but just wanted to let everyone know about this little gem from shannon marie at rawdorable:
there might be a recipe if you dig a little, but i made a basic chocolate cake, whipped icing from the sunny raw kitchen (one plain for the filling, one with cacao powder for the frosting). if you wanted the 'authentic' topping look you could make raw chocolate sauce and use a finer round tip on an icing bag... but i was feeling lazy with my frosting and didn't want to melt coconut butter to make chocolate sauce.
so mine aren't as perfect as her's but they are very tasty and pretty cute. might be good for transitioning kids? :)
12-19-2008, 06:51 PM
Dehydrated these? Thanks. Look delish.
12-19-2008, 06:53 PM
carol, you could dehydrate them for an hour or two (before filling and frosting) if you wanted a different texture, but i didn't and they're still yummy.
12-20-2008, 05:57 AM
L@@ks RAWlicious, Thanks for Sharing.
12-20-2008, 10:28 AM
Wow again. Can't get enough of this picture without even the taste. I'm sure I can set my dehydrator up if need be. It's in convenient place thankfully.
12-20-2008, 11:12 AM
I had to bookmark her blog. It's full of cakes and cookies.
Here is her cupcake recipe for the above concoction from her Nov. 4 post:
2 cups nut flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4-1/2 cup date paste or leftover raw caramel
2-4 Tbsp. coconut milk
generous drizzles of agave nectar, to taste
1/2 tsp. vanilla
dash of sea salt
*a batch of raw whipped icing
*quick and easy chocolate icing
In a large bowl, combine the nut flour (a mixture of finely ground nuts of your choice combined with leftover nut pulp from making your favorite nut milk; I like using finely ground almonds, mixed with a little hazelnut and Brazil nut pulp), cocoa powder (use the raw cocoa powder if you can get it, which is not the same thing as just grinding up some cacao nibs) and sea salt. Stir with a whisk or use an electric mixer.
Next, add about 1/4 cup of the date paste or raw caramel (I happened to have some leftover after making these raw caramel apples; usually its the other way around), 2 Tbsp. of the coconut milk (although any thickened nut milk will do; I bet Brazil nut milk would be lovely in this) and the vanilla. Whisk/mix, paying close attention to the consistency of the batter. Add agave to taste, and more of the date paste and coconut milk as needed. Whisk/mix to combine. The batter should be moist, but not so damp that it requires "baking" in a dehydrator (although you could if you desire).
Divide the batter into 3 sections to make life-size cupcakes (these are not the one-bite mini muffin kind), and remove a few pinches of dough from each one. Form the three sections into cupcake shapes, leaving a melon ball size valley in the center. Fill the cupcakes with raw whipped icing and top them of with the excess dough. Carefully blend in the seams.
Ice the cupcakes with a quick and easy chocolate icing (agave thickened with cocoa powder to reach the desired consistency). Allow to set in your refrigerator. Then, pipe a swirl across the top with more of the whipped icing (you can use a squeeze bottle or cut a hole in a Ziploc bag, if you don't own piping bags and tips). Enjoy every last bite :-)
12-20-2008, 03:45 PM
i know, isn't she amazing? she updates her blog pretty often, too.
thanks for finding her recipe emma :)
i used part coconut flour so mine taste a lot like chocolate macaroons. i don't remember what SAD hostess cupcakes taste like so that's fine with me. ;)
12-21-2008, 05:59 PM
what a fun looking recipe - thanks so much for the link to the blog! yu-uh-um.
12-21-2008, 08:24 PM
In some of her back posts, she has a couple of other recipes too. They all look scrumptious!
12-25-2008, 08:39 PM
Yes, she is amazing. I sure wish my stuff looked like hers. I need to practice so practice makes perfect when time permits. In the meantime, I just loving seeing her creations. Actually, I'm pretty much in love with everyones creations and amazed at how beautiful they come out. Glad I can't gain calories just drooling via my computer. Always share. I just never have enough. Not really, but surely keep sharing.
12-25-2008, 08:42 PM
How do you make raw caramel?
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