Paleo Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

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Paleo Chocolate Cupcake Recipe
Paleo Chocolate Cupcake
Elana Amsterdam

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
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
10 cupcakes

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.

Paleo Shopping Tip

Choose foods that fall under these categories:

Grass-produced meats
Fish/seafood
Fresh fruits and veggies
Eggs
Nuts and seeds
Healthful oils (Olive, walnut, flaxseed, macadamia, avocado, coconut)

Paleo Cooking Tip

Cook naturally with herbs and healthy oils.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
36%
Sugar
25g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
28%
Cholesterol
48mg
16%
Protein
3g
6%
Carbs
30g
10%
Vitamin A
21µg
2%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
1.9%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
5mg
24%
Vitamin K
1µg
1%
Calcium
16mg
2%
Fiber
4g
16%
Folate (food)
9µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
9µg
2%
Iron
1mg
6%
Magnesium
32mg
8%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.1mg
0.7%
Phosphorus
64mg
9%
Polyunsaturated
12g
N/A
Potassium
116mg
3%
Sodium
148mg
6%
Sugars, added
24g
N/A
Zinc
0.6mg
4%

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