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Paleo Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Paleo Chocolate Cupcake

In my quest for the perfect gluten-free chocolate cupcake, I made these five times. In one day. Luckily, my boys and their glutenoid friends happily scarfed down the "failures." Here, I share with you my success.

10
Servings
326
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

For the frosting

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt, preferably Celtic

For the cupcake

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, preferably Celtic
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar

Directions

For the frosting

In a small saucepan over very low heat, melt the chocolate in the grapeseed oil. Stir in the agave, vanilla extract, and salt. Remove from heat, transfer to a container, and place in the freezer for 15 minutes to chill and thicken. Remove from the freezer and whip frosting with a handheld mixer until it is thick and fluffy.

For the cupcake

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the coconut flour, cacao powder, salt, and baking soda. In a large bowl, blend together the eggs, oil, and agave nectar. Thoroughly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.

Line a cupcake tin with paper liners and scoop a scant ¼ cup of the mixture into each tin. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20-22 minutes. Remove from the oven, let cool, and cover with vegan "buttercream" chocolate frosting.

Nutritional Facts
Servings10
Calories Per Serving326
Total Fat23g36%
Sugar25gN/A
Saturated6g28%
Cholesterol48mg16%
Protein3g6%
Carbs30g10%
Vitamin A21µg2%
Vitamin B120.1µg1.9%
Vitamin D0.3µg0.1%
Vitamin E5mg24%
Vitamin K1µg1%
Calcium16mg2%
Fiber4g16%
Folate (food)9µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)9µg2%
Iron1mg6%
Magnesium32mg8%
Monounsaturated5gN/A
Niacin (B3)0.1mg0.7%
Phosphorus64mg9%
Polyunsaturated12gN/A
Potassium116mg3%
Sodium148mg6%
Sugars, added24gN/A
Zinc0.6mg4%
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