Fudgy chocolate cake bites that are vegan, gluten-free, grain-free and naturally sweetened! Just 7 ingredients required for this healthier dessert or snack!
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. To a food processor, add pitted dates and blend until small bits remain or a ball forms. Scoop out and set aside.
To the food processor, add your almond flour, coconut flour, and cacao powder. Blend until a fine meal is achieved - about 20-30 seconds.
Add the dates back in along with the vanilla extract, maple syrup, and coconut cream. Blend until a tacky dough forms. If it’s too dry, add a little more maple syrup. If it gets too wet or sticky, add more coconut flour as needed.
Scoop out 1 1/2 Tbsp amounts of dough (I like this scoop) and roll into balls. Repeat until all of your mixture is used up. Arrange on your parchment-lined baking sheet. Transfer to the freezer and freeze for 10 minutes.
In the meantime, prepare glaze by adding all ingredients to a mixing bowl and stirring thoroughly to combine. This is meant to be a semi-thick glaze with some texture. For a smoother, more ganache-like glaze, see notes.
Remove cake bites from the freezer, and one at a time, dip cake bites into the glaze. Lift up with a fork or slotted spoon and tap off any excess glaze. Place back on the parchment paper to dry. Repeat until all cake bites are glazed. Then carefully transfer back to the freezer to set - about 10 minutes.
Enjoy! Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator or freezer (up to 1 month). Serve slightly chilled or at room temperature (but if too warm, the glaze can get soft).
*For a smoother more “ganache-like” glaze, combine 3 Tbsp (45 ml) melted coconut oil with 2 Tbsp (12g) cacao powder, 1 Tbsp (15 ml) maple syrup, and a pinch sea salt and stir to combine. Multiply as needed.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without glaze.
*Sprinkles optional. Ensure vegan and gluten-free as needed if using.