Brownie cake with mocha buttercream frosting

This cake is just plain sensational. No bake, gluten free and vegan. No words to describe this brownie cake with mocha buttercream frosting and the buttercream frosting is also terrific.

brownie cake with mocha buttercream

I haven’t made something like this in a long time but today I felt inspire to make something that was chocolate flavor and that required no baking. I must say I hit the nail on the head with this sensational and super healthy brownie cake with mocha buttercream frosting.

No only this brownie cake with mocha buttercream frosting is no bake, gluten free and vegan but it is loaded with super foods. To begin with it has flaxseed meal, which is rich in soluble fiber, which will lower your cholesterol naturally, as well as Omega- 3’s a natural anti inflammatory.

I also added chia seeds which are also rich in fiber and Omega- 3’s.

Finally, I added hulled hemp seeds. I think this is my newly discovered favorite ingredient. When I opened the bag I had a little taste and I was like, OMG…I then proceeded to have a huge handful. I am in love with this nutty tasty ingredient. I have had hemp seeds before but never this hulled kind. They are the best.

I got all these top of the line ingredients from my friends at Bob’s Red Mill. They are truly one of my favorite companies to work for. I wish I lived closer to their factory!

I am in love with this brownie cake with mocha buttercream frosting that I am going to make other varieties very soon. Stay tuned because I think they are going to be epic.


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Here you can see the before and after of the brownie batter. When the batter starts to come together you are ready to place it in the cookie moulds of your choice!

brownie cake with mocha buttercream

Just press the brownie batter down with your fingers onto the cookie mould. Then just help yourself with a knife to unmould the brownie.

brownie cake with mocha buttercream

One of my favorite ingredients that I have just recently discovered. Hulled hemp seeds, these are the absolute bomb!

brownie cake with mocha buttercream

This is the vegan, gluten free mocha buttercream frosting. It is to die for. Excellent on muffins and cakes of any sort. This is going to be my go to buttercream recipe from now on, especially when making raw desserts!

brownie cake with mocha buttercream

brownie cake with mocha buttercream


Brownie cake with mocha buttercream frosting

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Total Time: 25 minutes


Brownie base

Mocha buttercream frosting

  • 1 cup dates, pitted
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tsp instant coffee powder
  • pinch celtic salt


In a food processor add the brownie batter ingredients and pulse until your mixture comes together. Divide batter into 5 equal pieces and press down on the cookie moulds. I used 3 inch round cookie moulds.

Run a knife around the cookie mould edge to help you release the brownie base and place onto a baking sheet. Repeat this procedure until you don't have no more brownie batter.

For the buttercream frosting add all the ingredients to your food processor and pulse until you obtain a homogenous mixture with no lumps.

Place one cookie batter round onto a plate and frost with the buttercream. Repeat to however many layers you like.

Keep leftover brownie batter and buttercream frosting refrigerated.

NOTE: You can use the brownie batter and make balls instead of a cake. 

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  1. This sounds so good, looks beautiful. I still have yet to try overnight oats but after seeing this one, bookmarked and needs to happen soon!

  2. These sound delightful! And I love the colour :)

  3. OH my goodness! This looks heavenly! Pinned!

  4. They all look very beautiful and I am sure they taste wonderful too.

  5. Miryam, do you believe I’ve never tried overnight oats?!! But you’ve me inspired to make it! Gorgeous recipe ;-)

  6. I love the pretty pink color! These look yummy along with the coffee chocolate chia pudding!

  7. I have tries many overnight oats recipes and while they were good this recipe is TO DIE for!!!! I have now made it for the second week in a row and I make mine with organic blueberries (and I swear it tastes better than I could ever imagine!!) And my daughter who is 15 months I use mixed berries and she devours it!! This is THE best recipe!!!! Thank you we love it!

  8. This might be an odd question, but I’ve never made overnight oats before. Do you eat these cold the next day? Or do you heat them up? Thanks!

  9. What an easy and great idea for breakfast!

  10. This looks so fantastic. I love muesli and this looks like it might be easier to reproduce at home. Thanks for sharing. :)

  11. Looks delicious! Could I use regular milk instead of almond milk?

  12. I have never tried making overnight oats, but my girls love oatmeal in the morning. This recipe is going to be a wonderful surprise for them because. Thank you!

  13. This looks great, but I don’t think I have all my oats straight. Are rolled oats the same as “old fashioned” oats? And if not, can you used the “old-fashioned”? Thanks.

  14. Can you scale this down to one serving for me?

  15. Could I use coconut milk instead of almond milk? Or do you have another alternative that might work? I can’t do nuts or dairy. Thanks.

  16. i followed the instructions completely and mine looks way different and doesn’t taste that Good :( I’m going to have to retry because this looks amazing.

    • Sam, it is probably the maple in it.  I am not a fan of maple and strawberries.  Just omit the maple. It will still be sweet and wonderful!

  17. I just made these with my 3 year old and she wanted a bowl before we even put them in the fridge overnight. She ate all that I gave her and is excited for the morning. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  18. Would steel cut oats make this recipes any different?

  19. If you add a grated green apple to the mix, it’s even healthier and you won’t need the maple syrup as a sweetener

  20. Would steel cut oats work?

  21. I have used oat groats & even buckwheat groats instead of oats in my overnight oats recipes & I like the more chewy texture so steel cut should work…you just have to chew a bit more. :)

  22. Miriam these are actually heavenly! I made these last night…super quick and easy! use rice malt instead of maple as none left. my husband and I both chomped on them this morning….slightly warmed with a sprinkling of omega seeds and raw honey! Thank you for sharing xx

  23. Does it have to be a glass container?

  24. Is it okay to separate the recipe Into six different servings before putting it in the fridge overnight? 

  25. Absolutely the BEST overnight oats recipe I’ve ever tried!! I mean it is AWESOME!!!!! Thank you for sharing this!

  26. Just tried this for breakfast and we all loved it!! Great recipe!

  27. If you don’t have the glass bowl can u use plastic Tupperware cups

  28. Looks awesome! Do the frozen strawberries need to be thawed out before pureeing?

  29. Can i use quinoa instead of oats?

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