I don’t think we need a special day to show our loved ones that we care. However, I think why not having a special day to bake some extra sweet desserts related to the Valentines theme? 🙂
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BLACK FOREST ESPRESSO MOUSSE
- 1 avocado
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 3 T maple syrup
- 1/2 cup coconut cream
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
- another 1/2 cup coconut cream
- 2 T strongly brewed coffee, cooled
- 3 T coconut palm sugar
- 1 cup whole frozen sweet dark cherries
- 2 T coconut palm sugar
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the avocado, cocoa powder, maple syrup, coconut cream, vanilla, and salt. Whip on high speed, occasionally scraping the edges, for about 5 minutes. Put the mixture into a piping bag and let chill in the refrigerator while you prep the rest of the recipe.
Rinse and dry out the stand mixer bowl. Combine the other 1/2 cup of coconut cream, along with the coffee and coconut palm sugar. Make sure the coconut cream here is the hard stuff off the top of a chilled can of coconut milk. Again, whip on high speed, occasionally scraping the edges, for about 3 minutes. Place in the refrigerator.
For the cherries, place them in a blender and chop them up, but don’t puree them. Stir in the coconut sugar by hand.
Now to assemble! Using custard cups, small mason jars, or whatever cute container you desire, start with a spoonful of the cherry mixture. Then add a couple spoonfuls of the coffee cream. Now pipe the mousse on top. Drizzle with more coffee cream, top with some more cherry chunks, and optionally top it off with some dark chocolate pieces.
THREE LAYERED MINI CAKE
▫ 1,5 dl oats
▫ 0,5 dl raisins
▫ 0,5 dl oat milk
▫ 0,5 dl almonds
▫ 0,5 dl desiccated coconut
▫ 1 tsp coconut oil
Mix in a food processor. Press in one, or many small, mould(s) and place in the freezer to set.
▫ 1,5 dl cashew nuts, soaked overnight
▫ Half a pre-cooked beetroot
▫ 1 tbsp water
Mix everything in a food processor. Pour on top of the frozen first layer and place in the freezer again.
▫ 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
▫ 1-2 tbsp cocoa powder
▫ 1-2 tbsp agave syrup
Mix with a spoon and pour on top of the frozen cake, let sit in the freezer just a few minutes and then it’s ready to serve! But I recommend taking out the cake perhaps 30 minutes before serving (or let it stand in the fridge overnight!), if you don’t feel like being brain freezed