Dates and Banana chocolate cake

I admit, I actually had no idea what I was doing whilst making this cake. But somehow that’s when it ends up being better because you have no expectations.

So the day before making this, I made some vegan chocolate brownies (coming soon) and had left over chocolate sauce that I did not want to go to waste because it tasted like heaven 😍 Also had 2 bananas that were so so soft and I would have no eaten them like that. So here it is…

INGREDIENTS

2 cups of oats

2-3 bananas

1 cup of gluten free self raising flour

 

For the chocolate sauce

2 bars of dark chocolate

1 cup of almond milk

 

For the dates topping

1 Cup of dates

1 cup of almond milk

2 large tbsp of vanilla soy yogurt

1/2 cup dried banana


DIRECTIONS

1. Firstly pour the self raising flour, oats and chopped bananas into a bowl

2. Melt the dark chocolate by heating up 1 cup of almond milk into a bowl using the microwave. Once heated, put the chocolate into the milk and stir until melted an combined together.

3. Pour the chocolate sauce into the bowl with your oats and flour and stir. If it’s too lump add some more almond milk.

4. That’s it! Pour your mixture into a non stick cooking tin and top with some bananas and dates.

5. Cook on low heat for 40-50 minutes

Now for the date topping. Mmmm…

1. Chop the dates into little pieces and put into the blender.

2. Add almond milk and vanilla yogurt to it.

3. Blend until thick and smooth. If it ends up quite runny just add more dates, the dates will thicken it up.

Once your cake is cooked, leave it to cool down before putting your date topping over it. Decorate with dried banana and place into fridge xx

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🍓 Vegan & Gluten free Strawberry Cupcakes 🍓

Makes 18 cupcakes

INGREDIENTS 

1 tin of Chickpeas

2 cups of Gluten Free self-raising flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

A box of strawberries

2 tbsp Maple syrup

2 tbsp baking soda

1 tbsp baking powder

2 tsp of apple cider vinegar

2 large tbsp of vegan butter

Ingredients for the Strawberry icing

2 cups of powdered sugar (I just used icing sugar)

1 tsp of pink colouring

1 tbsp of strawberry flavour

2 tbsp of vegan butter


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Drain and blend the chickpeas until there aren’t any lumps left and empty into a bowl.
  2. Add all the ingredients into the bowl except the strawberry and stir.
  3. Now chuck the strawberries into a blender and blend. (Remember to leave some strawberries for topping of your cupcakes). Pour it into your bowl.
  4. If your cupcake mixture is not turning out so smooth just add it to the blender for a bit (this is exactly what I done). My blender is quite rubbish so it didn’t blend the chickpeas properly so that is exactly what i done.
  5. Evenly pour your mixture into cupcake holders and place in the oven for 35-40 minutes. I put my oven on its lowest heat to make sure they cook properly from the inside. But bare in mind, chickpeas will make your cupcakes quite moist.

Now for the icing – Best part of any cake 

  1. Mix the icing sugar, vegan butter, pink colouring and strawberry flavouring all into a bowl and just keeeeeeep stirring. God it is so tiring without an electric mixer. I kind of need the arm workout so I embraced it. Mix until fluffy.
  2. If your icing is not thick enough just add more powdered sugar to it. Leave it out or place in the fridge, whilst your cupcakes cook.
  3. Once your cupcakes are ready, leave them to cool down. You don’t want to add your icing when they are still warm… it will melt. 
  4. Decorate as you wish and enjoy 🙂