Tag: chocolate

baking, dessert, sweet

COCONUT CARAMEL EASTER NESTS

vegan easter cake recipe

I’m sure some sort of colourful vegan mini eggs exist, but the first vegan eggs I found when I decided to do an easter recipe were standard dark chocolate ones. As I knew I wanted to make some easter nests, I decided to twist the traditional recipe slightly because although chocolate eggs on a chocolate nest would certainly taste good, it didn’t offer the contrast in colours that easter nests usually have (and I’m certainly a believer of the saying you ‘eat with your eyes’).

Instead of a chocolate easter nest, I’ve gone for coconut caramel. The use of coconut cream really thickens up the caramel and gives a smooth, creamy and rich sauce that pairs beautifully with the bitterness of the dark chocolate eggs. If you’re not able to get a carton of coconut cream, leave a can of coconut milk upside down in the fridge overnight. When you come to make the easter nests, scoop out the thick cream from the top of the can.

This recipe is definitely one of the simpler sweet recipes I’ve shared on my blog, and this plus the easter theme means it’s the perfect recipe to make with children during one of April’s showers!

aquafaba, baking, dessert, sweet

CHOCOLATE HONEYCOMB CUPCAKES (vegan)

vegan chocolate cupcakes

Every time I tweak my vegan cupcake recipe I think it’s my best one ever, so there have been quite  few declarations of “No, this is definitely my final cupcake recipe!” throughout the past few months. However, I feel quite confident saying that this chocolate cupcake recipe is now my go-to one, and I finally feel like it doesn’t need any further changes. It originally came about as a modified version of my mini three tier cherry chocolate cake recipe, and I’ve used it to make many a birthday cupcake since, so I thought it was about time it appeared on the blog. The addition of vanilla icing and vegan honeycomb pieces make these chocolate honeycomb cupcakes an extremely indulgent and tasty treat!

baking, dessert, sweet

MINI THREE TIER CHERRY CHOCOLATE CAKE (vegan)

Ingredients

For the cake:
6 tablespoons aquafaba*
100g caster sugar
150g self raising flour
25g cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoons soy milk
6 tablespoons vegetable oil

For the cherry jam:
150g frozen cherries
75g sugar
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon chia seeds

For the icing:
25g vegetable shortening
25g vegan butter
85g icing sugar
15g cocoa powder
1 tablespoon soy milk

*Aquafaba is the liquid from a can of chickpeas.

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breakfast, quick meals, sweet

CHOCOLATE ORANGE GRANOLA (vegan)

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Ingredients

3 cups oats
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
4 tablespoons maple syrup (or sub any other liquid sweetener)
3 tablespoons aquafaba
Zest of 1 orange
1/3 cup chocolate chips

baking, sweet

GOOEY MARSHMALLOW AND CHOCOLATE COOKIE SANDWICH (vegan)

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Ingredients

275g plain flour
75g caster sugar
75g brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
150g vegan butter (melted)
3 tablespoons aquafaba*
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
75g vegan marshmallow
100g chocolate chips

*Aquafaba is the liquid from a can of chickpeas.