Agave Love

Before I went vegan, I was not a huge fan of honey. Occasionally I would have some spread on toast or stirred into a cup of tea, but those times were rare. When I discovered agave nectar as a vegan, I wasn’t super eager to try it, but curious enough…and guess what? I liked it! So, when I noticed I had all but a few tablespoons of sugar in my cupboard and a craving for cupcakes, I turned to my lil’ squeeze bottle of agave nectar and Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. It also helped that I had recently received as a gift a lovely product from Love Street Living Foods: raw chocolate spread.

This organic raw chocolate spread is sweetened with agave nectar and is delightfully rich and dark. Sooooooo gooooood. I thought to myself…”Hmmmm, this would be nice in the center of an unsuspecting cupcake.” And luckily, there is a recipe in Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World that suited my sugarless needs: Simple Vanilla and Agave Nectar Cupcakes. These were indeed super simple and super tasty. When filling the cupcake liners, I added a small dollop of the chocolate agave spread between layers of batter (with the hopes that it would produce a surprise chocolate center-it did!). After baking, I frosted them with the Vanilla Buttercream Frosting (also from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World) and garnished them with sprinkles. Easy.

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13 thoughts on “Agave Love

  1. awesome! agave sweetened chocolate.
    i just ordered some (online) for a friend who can ONLY eat agave. (she’s not supposed to have ANY sugar whatsoever but agave doesn’t bother her).

    Thanks for posting that. those cupcakes sound great.

  2. I loooooove those agave cuppers. They might be my fav recipe from the book. Ok, well, I have a lot of favs, but point being, I love them! They make a killer strawberry shortcake, for one thing. Yours with the chocolate center and pretty wrappers and sprinkles look beautiful!

  3. I love this chocolate spread so much, I got a job at the company! Thanks for your review, and awesome use of the product! Keep up the great work!

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