This icing is the perfect topping for any cake when you want the healthiest alternative available. Using only whole foods (that means no oils, sugars, syrups or agave) it is inarguably healthy. The sole sweetener is dates which provides a lot of healthy carbs, fiber and other vitamins. For more information about this you can read the article I wrote on the health benefits of eating dates here. As you can tell by the pictures here, I used this icing on top of my Raw Vegan Brownies.
This recipe calls for freshly made coconut butter. It is very important that you use freshly made coconut butter, because it will otherwise be completely solid. The only way to use pre-made coconut butter would be to heat it up, which would not make this recipe fully raw anymore. However pre-made coconut butter is absolutely useful in other recipes that are not meant to be raw, and you have the option of melting it if you do not care so much about keeping up the raw label. But without any further a due, here is the recipe!
- 1 cup dates
- 1/4 cup raw cacao (cocoa) powder
- 1/4 cup freshly made coconut butter
- 3/4 – 1 cup water
- Place all the ingredients except for the cacao powder into a food processor, and process until you have a smooth mixture. Start out with using 3/4 cup water and add in more later if it is necessary.
- Now add in the cacao powder and pulse until the icing is creaky and smooth. If you want the icing to be slightly thinner, add in another 1/4 cup water for a total of 1 cup. Spread this over any (raw) cake you want and enjoy!
Below is another little preview of tomorrow’s recipe, which is a Raw Vegan Brownie recipe. It is made without any oils, sugars, syrups or agave, making it completely healthy as well. I am looking forward to sharing it with you all! (The recipe is up now, and can be found here!)