Desserts, vegan, raw vegan, gluten free

South African Crunchies

It's my goal to veganize all the recipes I grew up on. My granny was the baker and her cookies were always so good. These crunchies took me back to my childhood. Although they are not AS crunchy as hers were, they are pretty authentic South African crunchies. What is a crunchie? First things first, a crunchie is a cookie or biscuit (as we call then in South Africa), made from oatmeal, flour and golden syrup. It's like the name suggests, a biscuit with a crunch. However, I've had softer ones and super crunchy ones before. My favorite is a…

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Poppyseed ‘milk’ chocolate cake

Poppyseed 'milk' chocolate cake aka a Mon cake? I grew up with this poppyseed 'milk' chocolate cake being called a mon cake. When I googled a description for a mon cake absolutely nothing came up. I don't know where this cake originates from but it was my ultimate favorite cake growing up.   My mom would make this poppyseed cake for birthdays. I remember always helping because I wanted to lick the white chocolate pot clean when we were done.  In my own terms, a mon cake is a poppyseed cake and the traditional version of this cake is made with…

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Chocolate energy balls

I went raw vegan in 2012. The main reason I was so willing to try such a drastic lifestyle change was because it said I could still eat desserts. I hear you laughing out loud. Reading that I could eat chocolate made from natural foods completely sold me. I'm a dessert girl and I want to eat it all. This was my very first recipe attempt and has been a favorite ever since. I present to you my chocolate energy balls. A healthy chocolate treat If you're looking for something healthy to cure your sugar cravings without eating nasties, then…

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Decadent Chocolate cupcakes

The best ever decadent chocolate cupcake is born Pin for later I'm a chocolate everything kinda girl. Chocolate milkshake, ice-cream, desserts. Growing up I would always order chocolate flavored desserts and I would drink copious amounts of Milo (eew I know)! BUT...when it comes to cupcakes... I'm a vanilla cupcake kinda girl. How weird right? Chocolate cake was never my favorite cake flavor but then these babies were born and holy moly just make them and see for yourself! These are the best decadent chocolate cupcakes you will try and yes, of course they are vegan! You don't need to…

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