So it turns out that I am ever so slightly useless at the raw food phenomenon. However I had fantastic help from Mika Murase, Indira Figueredo, Midori Kake, Hanna Bae, Natsuko Oshima, Noriko Nishimura, Sanae Innami and Hung-wen Chen! Thanks so much girls, you were all awesome support when I forgot to pit the dates and also when our hand blender started smoking and throwing off sparks!!
The end result was actually very delicious, fresh and nourishing!
See http://www.thehealthychef.com/2012/11/raw-chocolate-cupcakes/ for the recipe!