Vegan no-bake chocolate cupcakes via www.clairekcreations.com

This time last year I could hardly tell you my own name having given birth to Mr Ollie just two weeks earlier, but this year, I’m a little bit more prepared for the most romantic day of the year.

Actually, I’m not all that into Valentine’s Day. Will and I decided years ago that instead of spending money on overpriced gifts, we’d just exchange cheesy cards. I don’t really like giving into the commercialism of the whole thing (yes I’m one of those people).

Vegan no-bake chocolate cupcakes via www.clairekcreations.com

Using it as an excuse to eat chocolate? Oh I have no issues with that. None whatsoever. This year I’ve healthified (is that a word?) the humble little chocolate cake into a no bake chocolate cupcake. It is super simple with just 3 ingredients in the ‘cake’ and 4 in the icing.

Vegan no-bake chocolate cupcakes via www.clairekcreations.com

I even think I could get these past Will. Yes he’d know they weren’t regular cupcakes but they’re not too ‘healthy’ tasting. They’re actually super rich, dense and almost fudge-like in consistency with thick, stick-to-your teeth, chocolate icing.

Vegan no-bake chocolate cupcakes via www.clairekcreations.com

I don’t think I’m alone on my attitude towards Valentine’s Day – overpriced gifts, no, homemade chocolate, yes. What do you think? Personally, I think you should make these and give your love a cheesy card. Valentine’s sorted. Enjoy!

ps I have a whole board full of healthy Valentine’s Day recipes over on Pinterest.

pps and for the chocolate lovers… chocolate mud cake recipe.

Vegan no-bake chocolate cupcakes via www.clairekcreations.com

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Vegan no-bake chocolate cupcakes
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
Cakes
  • 1 cup almonds
  • ¼ cup pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao
Icing
  • 1 banana
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ cup raw cacao
  • pinch of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Place the almonds in the bowl of a food processor and process until fine.
  2. Add the dates and cacao, and process until the mixture comes together.
  3. Divide between a 12-hole silicone cupcake mould and press the mixture firmly into each hole.
  4. Refrigerate to set.
  5. Make the icing by processing all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth (you may need to scrape the sides down a few times).
  6. Pipe the icing onto the cupcakes and refrigerate until serving.