29 March 2015

Vegan Nut-Free Chocolate Easter Nest Cakes

Since I can remember, me and my sister have made chocolate nest cakes for Easter every year and it's part of our traditional Easter time. So, this year I decided to consider making a clean variety as well as the recipe we normally make so that I can enjoy the holiday without going overboard. The bitterness of the dark chocolate on these is nicely complemented by the sweetness of the dried fruit, and combine to make a really yummy snack. 


1 bar organic dark / vegan chocolate
Organic bran flakes / sticks
Dried apricots
Dried cranberries
Cacao powder

1.) Break the chocolate up and put it into a bowl. Heat in a bowl over a pan of boiling water until the chocolate has melted. Keep a careful eye on it as chocolate burns so easily!

2.) Put a couple of handfuls of bran flakes into a bowl and pour the chocolate over them. Add more bran flakes if you need to. 

3.) Place spoonfuls of the mixture into cupcake cases.

4.) Chop up a couple of dried apricots. Place a few segments and a couple of dried cranberries in each.

5.) Finally, sprinkle a little dusting of cacao powder on each and put in the fridge. Once they've hardened they're ready to serve!

As always, comments and questions are always welcome

Love and Light


  1. Steph this looks way too yum, what a great homemade alternative to traditional milk chocolate eggs for Easter. Thanks for sharing!
    Renée ~ http://reneealexisxo.blogspot.com.au/

    1. They were so yummy, and didn't go stale as quickly as traditional nest eggs.

      Steph x


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