Chocolate & Cherries Tartlets

Sustainable and Plant-based Lifestyle influencer shares her delicious chocolate cherry cake recipe!

Looking for an easy sugar-free chocolate & cherries tartlets recipe? You’ve found it!

There’s nothing like too much chocolate, and there’s nothing like too much cake. A quick (virtual) high-five if you all love chocolate cake just as much as I do! Today, I’ll be sharing the recipe for my all-time favorite dessert – delectable chocolate & cherries tartlets. This easy chocolate cake is a hit among people of all ages and is super quick to prepare for a birthday, anniversary, or any special moment of your life you want to celebrate. Or just for a regular day, as every day is worth celebrating, right?

This cake is a no added sugar cherries cake – so if you’re wondering how to prepare an easy sugar-free chocolate cake with cherries, that’s exactly what I’ll be helping you with today. Before we begin, let’s talk about cherries – we talk and know a lot about how good chocolate is for our health. So today, it’s all about understanding why cherries are good for our bodies. Let’s have a quick look:

Benefits of Cherries

Looks are deceptive, and this applies to cherries too! They may appear to be small compared to other fruits, but actually, cherries are loaded with powerful nutrients. These small stone fruits are high in vitamin C, fiber, and potassium. When we consume cherries, the vitamin C content in them boosts the natural immunity of our bodies. The fiber works wonders for gut health and is great especially in case of constipation and other digestive issues. Likewise, potassium may help to reduce the risk of heart ailments and stroke.

Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory

Loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, cherries help combat oxidative stress in our bodies. Oxidative stress is the root cause of many chronic ailments, which means these humble fruits help you strengthen the body against major health conditions too.

The anti-inflammatory properties of cherries make them a perfect post-workout snack too. So every time you sweat it out at the gym or indulge in some intense physical activity, make sure you have added lots of cherries to your post-workout fruit salad. It will soothe the muscles and help the body recover from exercise-induced inflammation and pain. The anti-inflammatory compounds in cherries also reduce symptoms related to arthritis and swelling in other parts of the body.

Take care of your heart!

A generous intake of cherries in the diet can also work wonders for the health of the heart. Consuming cherries or drinking cherry juice (with no added sugar – ideally homemade) is also attributed to good, sound sleep. If you’re stressing out about irregular sleeping patterns (you’re not alone!), it’s time to start including a healthy portion of cherries in our regular meals.

Cherries anytime, anywhere!

The best part about cherries is that you can add them to anything and everything you wish to. We can eat them fresh, make a compote or dry them to add to a variety of dishes. Or you could simply add them to a chocolate cake with cherries. Cherries come in a variety of colors, and the shades can vary from yellow to deep red. Irrespective of their color, all cherries offer similar nutritional composition. So, what are you waiting for? Get yourself a batch of cherries from the supermarket right away.

Until then, I’ll list down the recipe of this vegan chocolate cake:

Sustainable and Plant-based Lifestyle influencer shares her delicious chocolate cherry cake recipe!

Chocolate Cherry Tartlets

Looking for a an easy sugar free chocolate cake with cherries recipe? You've found it! vegan recipe
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Dessert, Snack
Calories 577
Cost $15

Equipment

  • high-speed blender

Ingredients

For the Base

  • 1 cup hazelnut meal preferably toasted
  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil cold-pressed, liquid

For the Filling

  • 1 cup cashews raw, soaked for at least 2 hours and, drained
  • 1 1/2 cup coconut milk from can
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder raw
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil cold-pressed, liquid
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch Pink Himalayan Salt

For the Cherry Jam

  • 1 1/2 cup cherries pitted, frozen
  • 1/3 cup water more if needed
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp agar algae

Instructions

For the Cherry Jam

  • Place all the ingredients, except for the agar algae, in a medium-size pot and place over medium heat.
  • Bring to a boil. Stir regularly and simmer for five minutes on low heat.
  • Puree part of the mix using a potato masher or a fork and then stir in the agar algae.
  • Continue simmering for another 15 minutes on low heat, stirring often. Remove from the heat once the mixture begins to thicken. If you think it needs more sweetness, you can add a bit more maple syrup.
  • Save in the fridge while you prepare the rest of the parts of the cakes.

For the Base

  • Place all the ingredients, except for the coconut oil, in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Then add the coconut oil and mix again, until a slightly sticky dough is formed, but without being oily. If needed add more hazelnut meal to correct.
  • Place small balls in the base of the molds and press until you have a compact base.
  • Set aside in the freezer while you prepare the filling.

For the Filling

  • Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blend until you get a smooth cream.
  • Get the molds from the freezer and add the chocolate cream on top. Place cake in the freezer for a couple of hours or in the freezer for eight hours. *If you put it in the freezer remember to take it out a couple of hours before eating it.
  • Just before serving the cakes place a generous layer of the Cherry Jam on top and add a couple of rosemary leaves if handy.

Nutrition

Calories: 577kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 9gFat: 54gSaturated Fat: 31gSodium: 19mgPotassium: 430mgFiber: 5gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 22IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 5mg
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