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Mocha Cups

Addicting mocha cups. This sweet and luscious treat will definitely impress your friends and family. Nobody will guess these cups are GF, paleo, vegan, naturally sweetened, oil-free and filled with the most decadent mocha cream you’ll ever taste.
Servings 6 medium cups



  • 4.5 oz or 120 grams of your favorite chocolate - I used 70%
  • 1 tsp coconut oil, optional*


  • ½ cup dates - about 80 - 85 grams or 3 oz
  • 1 shot espresso, at room temperature - about ¼ cup
  • 2 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1 Tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt


  • Place chocolate and coconut oil, if using, in the microwave for 30 seconds on medium power. Stir and repeat until 70 – 80 % of the chocolate is melted, the rest will melt as you stir. Be careful not to overheat the chocolate, it will ruin the taste and texture.
  • Spoon a little over a tsp of melted chocolate into each cupcake liner. Gently tilt and spin the cups to coat the sides. Don’t go all the way up, just coat about ¾ of the liner height.
  • Refrigerate the cups for 10 minutes.
  • In the meantime, add filling ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until a smooth cream forms. You might need to stop a few times to scrape down the sides. Be patient, it will be worth it.
  • (This next part is optional, you can totally skip it, but I like thicker sides) Remove the cupcake liners from the fridge and try to coat the sides with a second layer of melted chocolate. Tilt and add ½ - 1 tsp of chocolate to the sides and spin. Using a small spoon might help you spread the chocolate as it will harden quickly because the liners are cold. Refrigerate for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove the cupcake liners from the fridge and spoon the filling into the chocolate cups. Use the back of a spoon to flatten it.
  • Spoon the rest of the chocolate on top of each cup. Make sure it spreads evenly.
  • Refrigerate for about an hour.
  • Enjoy these magical cups!
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 10 days.


*Skip if you are on an oil-free diet. Coconut oil is not essential, it just helps the chocolate melt smoothly and it makes it a bit softer (70% chocolate can be quite hard). But it’s not necessary at all.