It's no secret that I love CHOCOLATE - and since I haven't posted anything chocolate in a while, I figure it's high time. Here, I've used a few base recipes create an assortment of yummies. I've been itching to make Shannon's rawtess cakes since she made them, so yesterday I got to it. The funny part is that I've never eaten a hostess cake, but her version looked too darn appealing to pass up. They're quick and easy to assmble if you have some nut pulp, and coconut or nut mylk on hand. I always have a batch of almond mylk in the fridge, and therefore heaps of nut pulp in the freezer for on occasion like this (I make sure to thaw some in the fridge the night before). I also took her advice and made just a few, sparing some batter for other cakes.
Shannon's Hostess with the Mostest Cupcakes
Turning to another cupcake now, here are Black and Whites. I used the chocolate batter from the previous cakes to make mini ones, and topped them with a swirly whirl of vanilla and chocolate whipped cream. I think a pink/white swirl would be cute with my Pink N Whites too - I'll have to try that next time.
1 cup cashews or a mixture of cashews and macadamia nuts
1 cup + 2 tablespoons fresh coconut milk (simply blend 1 part dried coconut with 3 parts water in high speed blender)
1/8 - 1/4 cup honey or agave nectar (depending on how sweet a tooth you have)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon vanilla
Pinch sea salt
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1 tablespoon lecithin powder*
For chocolate whipped cream, just add cacao and or carob powder.