This one’s for the lovers…the coffee lovers I mean! I am an absolute coffee lover and sometimes I drink too much, I think. But what I really really love is the combination of coffee and chocolate. Combined with a delicious vegan caramel sauce I think its just unbeatable. So if yoou love your coffee as much as I do this one is for you. It is a beautiful not too sweet nearly refined sugar free and alomst healthy cheesecake, that you could almost have for breakfast. Its got nuts and seeds in it its got coffee in it and of course chcocolate. I might just do that and have it before work or at my 11 o’clock break tomorrow.
Slthough one slice is sitting right in front of me defrosting so maybe I wont wait and have it after dinner.
If you guys try it, please let me know and if you happent to take a photo please tag me on Instagram. Id looove to see you creations and I would be so honoured
By the way for the coffee I used Percol Coffee beans. They are my new favourite coffee, its fair trade and organic and their capsules are compostable which is the main reason I decided to try their products. The caramel sauce is Natures Charm caramel sauce, but they have a huge variety of other vegan prducts including a salted caramel sauce and also a butterscotch sauce. All are absolutely delicious.
So heres the recipe.
Chocolate Coffee Caramel Slice
For the base place the first 5 ingredients into a foodprocessor and blend until combined and sticky.
Line a standard bread loaf tin with parchment paper. Press the base into the tin and freeze for about 20 minutes.
Now place all the ingredients except the cacao, coffee beans, chocolate and naturescharm caramel sauce in a food processor or blender and blend until very creamy. Scraping down the sides inbetween.
Divide the mixture in two.
To one half add the ground coffee and to the other one the cocoa. Stir until well combined.
First spread the chocolate mixture on the base and freeze for about 20 mintes. Then spread the coffee mixture on top. Freeze for about 2 hours.
Remove the cake from the freezer and let sit for about 20 mintes.
Take out the cake and slice into slices.
Drizzle the melted chocolate and caramel sauce on top.
I’m not sure How I came up with this idea, I just wanted something really fruity and not too heavy. Sometimes I find chocolate a bit too much. So I thought and thought and while I was putting my two monkey to bed this idea came into my mind. Citrus fruit is so refreshing, add some goji berries and you have a treat full of nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants.
Did you know that fruit that goes brown once cut open (I’m thinking apples, bananas, pears) have very little antioxidants on their own and fruit that never changes colour when cut open has a lot, blueberries for example? I didn’t know that and only recently found out. So this is why we put lemon juice on apple when we cut them, to stop them oxidising by adding antioxidants. Makes sense right?
This along with the superfood goji and loads of nuts and seeds makes my delicious tartlets not only super yummy but also super healthy and do you know what also childproof. I made eight tartlets and five are already gone they’re so good.
But judge for yourself and as always let me know what you think.
You will need a high speed blender and 8 silicone muffin cases (approx. 5cm Ø). Actually a word of warning, these take a while to make or I was just very tired and experimenting didn’t help but I remember thinking, hopefully they are worth it and let me tell you they are.
Lemon Lime Orange and Goji Berry tartlets
Delicious superfood tartlets full of antioxidants and nutrients
For the base:
Place the first three ingredients in a food processor and blend until combined.
Divide by eight and press tightly into the muffin cases. Refrigerate.
For the filling:
Now place the next four ingredients into a blender and blend until very creamy. Slowly pour in 2 tbsp. of the 3 tbsp. coconut oil while still blending
Remove two thirds of the mixture leaving one third in the blender.
Now add the lemon and lime juice and peel along with 1/2tsp psyllium husk and 1/3 tbsp. coconut oil. Blend until well combined and creamy. Spoon one eighth into each muffin case and spread.
Take one third of the remaining creamy mixture and place into the blender.
Add orange juice and peel along with 1/2 tsp psyllium husk, 1/3 tbsp. coconut oil and 1/2 tbsp. goji berries. Blend until combined and creamy and spoon into the eight muffin cases. I didn't completely flatten this layer as I wanted uneven layers
For the last layer place the remaining filling into the blender and add the remaining goji berries, the remaining 1/3 tbsp. melted coconut oil and 1/2 tsp psyllium husk and blend until combined and creamy. Spoon into the cases and flatten.
Freeze overnight. defrost for at least an hour before serving