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Raw No-bake Coconut Cupcakes |

The 4th of July is almost here, and I’m making raw coconut cupcakes to celebrate! Moist, sweet, decadent, and even healthy, these cupcakes are the perfect accompaniment for fireworks, BBQs, and time spent with the ones you love.

To make these no-bake raw cupcakes I used shredded coconut, almonds, and coconut water to make the batter moist and rich. For the icing I used creamy and refreshing coconut cream topped with fresh berries. These raw coconut cupcakes are so easy to make, but they look so fancy––ideal for impressing friends 🙂

Raw No-bake Coconut Cupcakes |

Filming in New York City

We shot this cupcake video over the course of 3 days in New York City. Our first stop was Governor’s Island to capture the Statue of Liberty and Freedom Tower in the background. It would be an amazing place to watch the fireworks from on the 4th. We even filmed in Times Square. I usually avoid that area, but I’m so glad we went. People from every corner of the globe were everywhere I looked. They were smiling and taking pictures with their families in front of the American flag.
Jenne Claiborne Sweet Potato Soul |

Raw No-bake Coconut Cupcakes |

Of course, we also filmed right near Ground Zero, and in front of the fire station closest to the towers. Being in that area always makes me emotional; how could it not? I remember having lunch at the restaurant at the very tippy top of one of the towers when I was in middle school. As I looked down on the city below, I could picture myself one day calling New York City my home, being independent, and living my dreams. That day has come, and I am so grateful to this city for being my daily inspiration, and showing me how to recover, find beauty in the unexpected, and live from a place of compassion.

To me, Independence day is a celebration of freedom for all, compassion, diversity, and second chances. Spread love this 4th of July & everyday!

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Raw No-Bake Coconut Cupcakes

By: Jenné
Double this recipe to make 1 dozen cupcakes. Coconut cream is the thickest, richest, fattiest part of coconut milk. Look for cans of coconut cream at the store; Trader Joes has one for under $2––and you can also buy the coconut water there. If you cannot find coconut cream, buy a can of coconut milk (full fat), and set in the refrigerator overnight before using. The coconut cream will settle at the top of the can. Discard the remaining liquid, or use in other recipes. If your dates are dry, soak them in coconut water for 30 minutes before blending.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6


  • Cupcake base
  • ½ cup raw almonds
  • 3 slices of dried mango, finely chopped
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, plus more for topping
  • 8 medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tbsp plaincoconut water
  • Icing
  • 1 cup coconut cream, see note in description
  • 2 tsp agave syrup or maple syrup
  • handful of blueberries and strawberries


  • Place raw almonds, mango, and salt in to the food processor, and blend until the almonds are a fine meal.
  • Add the shredded coconut, dates, and coconut water.
  • Blend to combine; be careful not to over process. The batter should be soft, moist, and slightly sticky with plenty of the coconut texture retained.
  • Scoop the batter into a cupcake tin lined with paper cups, and press firmly to make the cupcake base. Use about 1/3 cup batter per cup.
  • To make the icing place the coconut cream and agave in a mixing bowl, and whisk until creamy. You can also use a hand mixer to create a lighter fluffier coconut icing, if you have one.
  • Ice the cupcakes with about 3 tbsp of the icing for each.
  • Top with fresh berries, then place in the fridge to allow the icing to set for at least 1 hour.
  • Enjoy!
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About Jenne

I’m a Georgia Peach living in Los Angeles (by way of NYC), with an insatiable love of sweet potatoes, travel, animals, and cooking. On Sweet Potato Soul you’ll discover hundreds of delicious and easy-to-make vegan recipes.

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  1. Cupcakes that are actually good for you? Yes please! Can’t wait to make them, sound so refreshing for the hot weather too.

  2. These cupcakes are sooo tasty and easy to make. Even hubby likes them and that’s saying alot. A definite keeper! Thank you! ❤