To cupcake, or not to cupcake.

That is the question, and this is the answer…

German Chocolate Cake Bites!

This month’s Recipe Redux theme is “The Cupcake Conundrum”

Cupcakes: Yes or no? Can you not get enough cupcakes…or are you so over the cupcake trend? If you think cupcakes never go out of style, show us your most delicious ‘ReDux-ed’ mini-cake creation. Or if you’re in the camp that cupcakes have been a bit overdone, share your favorite hand-held dessert destined to be the next big trend.

As someone who loved to bake as a child, but does more cooking than baking these days, I definitely have not OD’d on cupcakes yet, and if you check my Recipe Index, you’ll find my swoon worthy Teff Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream Frosting.

So clearly I can’t be over the cupcake trend, when, really, I was never really a part of the movement anyways.

Hmmm….Can we call it a cupcake movement???

Anyhow, even though I still love cupcakes, when I saw this month’s ReDux Theme, I immediately thought of this Chocolate Pecan Love Bite recipe And, after licking the bowl sparkling clean I knew I had to make a “raw’ version one day, and thank goodness that day is finally here!

And, of course, this heart healthy raw dough {pecans, chickpeas, and flax}, had to be turend in to my favorite cake.

German Chocolate.

Oh, yes.

These little cake balls are amazing….

And, shh…, don’t tell, but they are coated with melted dark chocolate {74 % cacao}, unsweetened coconut, and cacao nibs, making them pretty good for you too!

If you eat just one 🙂

Nutrition Notes:

  • Gluten-free and vegan.  
  • Rich in monounsaturated fats, omega-3’s, fiber, magnesium, and antioxidants, these cake balls are good for your heart, and good for your health!
  • If you are looking for suggestions on what ingredients to use, I like Sunfood organic cacao nibs, and Dagoba Organic Fair Trade Chocolate Drops.
  • And, sorry, don’t mean to shout, but, remember, just one…

Of course, you can always have another one tomorrow 🙂

Here’s the super easy recipe…

“Raw” German Chocolate Cake Bites

Heart healthy raw dough that turns into your favorite German Chocolate Cake!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 14 cake balls



  • Combine pecans, chickpeas, maple syrup, flax meal, vanilla, and sea salt in a food processor, and process until smooth, ~ 8 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, and melt them in 1 minute increments until smooth, and combine the shredded coconut and cacao nibs in a pie pan or other shallow dish.
  • Form processed dough in to 1 inch balls {I made 14}, then dip each ball in the melted chocolate mixture, and roll in the coconut/cacao nib mixture. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet, and transfer to the refrigerator to cool for ~30 minutes before serving.




Serving: 1cake ball | Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course baking, Dessert
Cuisine American, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low FODMAP, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword Cake balls
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