Who says self denial is no fun?

This was our Monday night treat. Because every family should have a designated treat night, don’t you think? A little too dark for the kids (I’d say it’s about 70% dark chocolate-type-flavour) Amelia made her siblings cute little cupcakes. Quite healthy ones too, just not appropriate for our Lent challenge 🙂

Made with approximately 40grams of cacao butter (for more details, see this post) 25grams of cocoa powder and about 80grams of date paste: I counteracted the dark flavour by sprinkling liberally with cranberries, raisins, freeze dried strawberry powder, flaked almonds, in short- whatever I could rustle up. Aye- even some salty pistachios.

Cacao butter will “seize up” in contact with even a drop of water, so when you add date paste instead of honey, it goes grainy, but we didn’t mind. It is a lot softer, so it needs to be kept in the freezer. It was delicious.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by michael dockrill on March 7, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Well, I SAY, Beth!
    it looks lovely!

    Reply

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