Coconut Cupcake Bites

Coconut Cupcake Bites

Exquisite Party Fare

These little cake bites are the perfect-sized indulgence‚ and also make an exquisite treat for a party platter.

 

INGREDIENTS

½ Cup Coconut Water, plus extra if needed (+ 1 Tbsp)
¼ Cup Navitas Organics Lucuma Powder
¼ tsp Vanilla Extract
¼ Coconut Oil, melted (+ 3 Tbsp)
¼ Cup Coconut Flakes
⅔ Cup Coconut Flour
1¾ tsp (divided) Vanilla Extract
12 to 13 large Medjool Dates (divided)
2 Cup Navitas Organics Cashew Whole Nuts
1 Tbsp Navitas Organics Coconut Palm Sugar
1 ~ 1 or 2 young Coconuts Young Coconut Meat, with Coconut Water reserved
2 Tbsp Agave Nectar or Honey
dash Sea Salt

DIRECTIONS

Make the frosting: Soak the cashews in water for 4 hours or overnight until extremely soft and drain. Blend 1 Tbsp. coconut oil, coconut meat, 5-6 dates, agave nectar and 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract in a strong blender or food processor until a thick whipped frosting has formed. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate while making the cake.

Make the cake: Mash 6-7 dates into a paste by hand or in a food processor. Add in lucuma powder, 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. coconut oil (melted), palm sugar, coconut flour, coconut water, 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract and dash of sea salt and knead together to form a dough. Dough should stick together when pinched and be of a dense cake-like consistency – if it is too dry, add a touch of water, a teaspoon at a time. If it is too wet, add a spoonful or two of coconut flour to adjust to the right consistency.

To assemble: Divide the cupcake “dough” into 2 halves. Roll or press out one half onto a cutting board into a ¾ to 1 inch layer. Use a small 1 ½ inch cookie cutter, or a small jar cap to press into the dough and form circular bite-sized cakes. Frost each cupcake liberally with frosting with a knife or use a piping bag. Sprinkle with coconut flakes. Keep chilled until ready to serve

Makes about 3 to 3½ dozen bite-sized cakes

*NOTE: Dates should be very soft and moist. If your dates are dry, soak them in water for 10-20 minutes to soften.

Makes: 10 to 15

Submitted by: Julie Morris

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Servings

10 to 15

Exquisite Party Fare

These little cake bites are the perfect-sized indulgence‚ and also make an exquisite treat for a party platter.

Ingredients

  • ½ Cup Coconut Water, plus extra if needed (+ 1 Tbsp)
  • ¼ Cup Navitas Organics Lucuma Powder
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ Coconut Oil, melted (+ 3 Tbsp)
  • ¼ Cup Coconut Flakes
  • ⅔ Cup Coconut Flour
  • 1¾ tsp (divided) Vanilla Extract
  • 12 to 13 large Medjool Dates (divided)
  • 2 Cup Navitas Organics Cashew Whole Nuts
  • 1 Tbsp Navitas Organics Coconut Palm Sugar
  • 1 ~ 1 or 2 young Coconuts Young Coconut Meat, with Coconut Water reserved
  • 2 Tbsp Agave Nectar or Honey
  • dash Sea Salt

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Directions

    Make the frosting:

    1. Soak the cashews in water for 4 hours or overnight until extremely soft and drain. Blend 1 Tbsp. coconut oil, coconut meat, 5-6 dates, agave nectar and 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract in a strong blender or food processor until a thick whipped frosting has formed. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate while making the cake.

    Make the cake:

    1. Mash 6-7 dates into a paste by hand or in a food processor. Add in lucuma powder, 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. coconut oil (melted), palm sugar, coconut flour, coconut water, 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract and dash of sea salt and knead together to form a dough. Dough should stick together when pinched and be of a dense cake-like consistency – if it is too dry, add a touch of water, a teaspoon at a time. If it is too wet, add a spoonful or two of coconut flour to adjust to the right consistency.

    To assemble:

    1. Divide the cupcake “dough” into 2 halves. Roll or press out one half onto a cutting board into a ¾ to 1 inch layer. Use a small 1 ½ inch cookie cutter, or a small jar cap to press into the dough and form circular bite-sized cakes. Frost each cupcake liberally with frosting with a knife or use a piping bag. Sprinkle with coconut flakes. Keep chilled until ready to serve

    Dates should be very soft and moist. If your dates are dry, soak them in water for 10-20 minutes to soften.