Hi there Celery and Cupcake readers! Before I go on, I’d just like to say a big thank you to Jemma! This blog is one of my favourites so I am very excited to be here!
It all started with a challenge………….
Jemma and I decided to shake things up a little and challenge each other to come up with a new recipe containing an ingredient of each of our choosing. Jem picked cacao and I decided on tropical fruit. Here’s what I came up with……….
……………………………………..MANGO CHEEZECAKE SHOTS!
When I was clearing out my cupboards the other day, I came across several shot glasses from my student days 😉 Being a fan of bite-sized things, I thought that some mini vegan cheesecakes would make a great party dessert.
This multi-layered treat comprises a raw cacao “crust” that has a brownie-like texture and taste, followed by coconut cream and mango puree to top it off.
Layer by layer…….the lowdown!
Cocoa “crust” – Ingredients
– 1/3rd cup raw cocoa powder
– 2 heaped Tbsp dehydrated buckwheat
– 1/3rd cup mixed raisins (I used sour cherries too)
– 1/4 cup maple syrup
– 1/3rd cup coconut flour
– a splash of ground nut oil
– 1 Tbsp peanut butter
Blend everything together into a smooth paste that can be rolled into balls easily. Separate the mixture into approximately 6 parts and squish into the bottom of your shot glasses/serving glass of choice
– 1 handful of coconut flakes
– 1/2 cup silken tofu
– 2 drops vanilla essence
-1 tbsp coconut oil or coconut butter (I used Artisana coconut butter)
Place these in a blender and blend blend blend!!! Spoon over the chocolate base layer. I left the coconut flakes till last and only part blended them so that the cream was textured rather than completely smooth. Just do whatever suits you – I guess it’s like PB – smooth, crunchy and everything in between goes! You may wish to add a sweetener of your choice too 🙂
– diced mango
Chop a mango into pieces and blitz into a smooth puree. Dollop on top of the coconut cream and then dig in!!!
These healthy little treats are perfect for girls nights in, tea parties and as a light dessert. They provide you with protein, healthy fats and the raw cocoa will make you smile! 😀
I’m thinking kiwi or pineapple shots next…….
Anyhoo…..thank you for reading 🙂 I hope that your road is paved with many kitchen adventures! Can’t wait to try Jemma’s recipe over at The Quirky Kitchen!
Love and hugs from Emm (http://thequirkykitchen.wordpress.com)