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hi! i'm rebecca. i'm the face behind this blog and these photos. in short: i'm a christ follower, tea lover, book reader, and... photographer. in length: visit my "about me" page in the tab above. in other news: i am currently exploring the 365 project... so hop along with me and enjoy the ride.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Mini Strawberry Monster Cakes (a recipe!)

Chocolate (that's enough right there)... strawberries... coconut shreds... just the right touch of sweetness.... who could resist? It's all in these dynamically textured, bite-through-four-layers-of-heaven Mini Strawberry Monster Cakes.

Ever wanted a whole cake to yourself? These mini cakes are your answer. The perfect size, with no gluten, grain, or refined sugar to make you feel weighed down.

The only con? You may look like a monster while indulging these... eat with care and possibly a fork and knife to retain dignity.

If nothing else... you need to go make these because they're just so pretty!!

They're the perfect summertime treat to compliment a big glass of iced tea. Or hot tea if you're like me and still like hot tea in the summertime. That's perfect too.

Makes: 4 mini monster cakes

The base cookie (all thrown into one bowl):
-1 TBS coconut flour
-1 egg
-1 TBS almond milk
-1 TBS honey
-1/4 cup silvered almonds
-salt to taste

Mix all ingredients in bowl and stir until thoroughly combined.

Divide into four balls, flattening with palm. Bake on a pre-greased cookie sheet/s to a PREHEATING oven of 400.

While base cookie is baking (around twelve minutes), start on the layers.

Layer one:

-2 tsp coconut oil
-1 heaping TBS greek yogurt
-2 TBS coconut shreds (I used unsweetened but it's really your choice!)
-2 TSP almond butter
-1 TBS coconut flour
-Stevia to taste ( I used a bit over 1/2 tsp)

Mix/mash all ingredients together. Set aside.

Layer two:
Cut up strawberries into thin slices. Sprinkle with stevia if desired. Set aside.

Layer three:
-1 TBS unsweetened cocoa powder
-1 TBS honey
-1 TSP almond milk

Stir together.

Now to assemble/ the fun part!

Layer one: Pile the greek yogurt mixture so that it looks like a fluffy cloud atop the chocolate cookie base.
Layer two: Strawberries. stack 3-4 slices of strawberry atop greek yogurt.
Layer three: drizzle the chocolate.
Layer four: add a dollop of stevia sweetened greek yogurt or whip cream  to flourish.

And you're done! So delicious and I'm sure you had fun baking them! *round of applause* Enjoy!

Note: all recipes posted here are fully my creation unless noted otherwise.

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