Paleo Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Paleo Chocolate Cupcake Recipe
Staff Writer
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
309
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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

Total Fat
23g
33%
Sugar
13g
14%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
24g
18%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
66mg
7%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
13µg
3%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
21mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
37mg
5%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
114mg
8%
Water
10g
0%

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.