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The best things do come in small packages, especially when the thing you're talking about is a sweet treat. If you're going to indulge in something decadent, the last thing you want is to be tempted to devour a humongous slice of cheesecake or a pie.
Enter miniature desserts that come in cute little packages and pack just about enough creamy, decadent, deliciousness to satisfy your sweet tooth.
From sinful chocolate cupcakes to summery mango cheesecakes, these 5 mini-desserts are sure to please! They're all-vegan (no dairy, no eggs!) and many are raw and healthy. YAY!
1. Mini Chocolate Cupcakes
For the cupcake:
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoon raisins
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar
- 1 tablespoon cacao butter, melted (or use coconut oil)
- 2½ tablespoon cacao powder
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 cup coconut flour
- pinch sea salt
- ½ cup mashed avocado
- 3 tablespoons Navitas Naturals Cacao Paste, melted (or use bakers chocolate)
- 2 tablespoons cacao powder
- ¼ cup agave nectar
- ¼ cup cacao nibs
To make the cupcakes: Combine the walnuts, raisins, agave nectar and cacao butter (or coconut oil) in a food processor and puree. Transfer to a large bowl and add in the almond flour, coconut flour, cacao powder and sea salt, kneading together to combine thoroughly and forming a compact dough. (If dough is too dry, add a tablespoon or two of water. If it is too wet, adjust with extra almond flour.)
To make the frosting: Combine all frosting ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
To assemble: Use a mini muffin tin, and tuck a layer of saran wrap into a cup to use as a mold. Spoon in some of the cupcake dough and press firmly into the cup to form desired cupcake shape. Use the saran-wrap to remove the packed cake from the muffin tin, then peel away plastic. Frost the cupcake liberally with frosting and sprinkle with cacao nibs. Repeat for remaining cupcakes. Makes 12 mini cupcakes.
From sinful chocolate cupcakes to summery mango cheesecakes, these 5 mini-desserts are sure to please. All of them are not only dairy and egg free, but many are also raw and pretty healthy. YAY!
2. Raw Mini Carrot Cakes
These mini cakes are great to have after a meal when you are craving that quick sugar fix. They leave you feeling satisfied and guilt free. Oh, and they are raw vegan which makes them that much more awesome! Get the recipe HERE.
3. Raw Mini Chocolate Cream Cakes
This recipe can be easily changed to your taste preference. We used pecans in crust, but any nut would work. For the filling, we used cashews as they provide the best cream. But macadamia nuts would be okay. We reduced the amount of sugar in these chocolate cream cakes, so adjust to your liking. Get the recipe HERE.
4. Orange Mango Mini Cheesecake
This bright and lovely cheesecake is sure to brighten up your day. Look at it; it's the color of sunshine! Perfect for summer! It's fruity, creamy and refreshing, thanks to the combination of orange and mangoes. Get the recipe HERE.
5. Raw Carob Caramel Cups
These are just plain good. They are the perfect recipe for anyone because raw food skeptics will be like: "Oh snap. This is HEALTHY?" The carob in this recipe has a unique taste, with natural earthy notes, and more nut-like sweetness than regular cocoa. Carob also hosts a slew of health benefits as it is rich in vitamin A and B vitamins, and has iron and protein to boot. Get the recipe HERE.
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2. 25 Cool Summer Vegan Dessert Recipes. Hell Yeah!
3. 8 Amazing Ways to Use Coconuts This Summer (With Recipes!)
4. 15 UNBELIEVABLE Raw (No-Bake) Dessert Recipes for Summer
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6. 5 Cool Meatless Summer Meal Ideas