Paleo Chocolate Cupcake with Frosting Recipe!

I always considered myself someone who doesn't have much of the baker's thumb, but I do try.  I have been on the hunt for about 6 months trying to find a good grain free, dairy free, and soy free cupcake recipe.  Most of the paleo or gluten free recipes that I have tried, the cupcakes usually turn out dense and sort of mealy and not much like well a cupcake. I also wanted a recipe that felt was a little decadent that wasn't or least didn't taste like diet food. So why not make my own recipe? I finally nailed the perfect gluten-free paleo cupcake recipe with frosting. Tim tried the cupcakes last night and asked me if I was sure these are paleo.  So I hope you try it because it's seriously yummy.
Paleo Chocolate Cupcake Recipe: 

1/4 Cup of Coconut Flour
1/4 Cup Un-sweetened Cacao Powder
1/4 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
1/4 Teaspoon of Sea salt
4 eggs
1/3 Cup of Unsalted Almond Butter (or you can substitute cashew butter)  Almond Butter needs to be soft.  So you can nuke it in the micro for 30 seconds or leave it out before baking.
1/4 Cup of Coconut Oil (Melted)
1/3 Cup of Honey- Get the good stuff. I used a local organic dark honey which I think makes the difference in getting a good sweetness.

Mix all the dry ingredients together and you can use a mixer or food processor. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs and other wet ingredients together.  Add the wet slowly into the dry ingredients. This recipe is good for about 12 cupcakes and you want to line your cupcake tins and fill them up to about halfway.  Heat oven to 350 degrees and my oven it took about 15 minutes but check on them at 12 minutes.  Check with a toothpick and see when your cupcakes are done- if it comes back no goo- they are done! Place them out on a baking rack and let them cool.
Paleo Chocolate Frosting Recipe

1/2 Cup of Coconut (Melted)
1/4 Cup of Honey
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 Cup of Unsalted Almond Butter soften or melted (a good substitute is Peanut or Cashew butter)
3/4 Cup Cacao Powder
5 Tablespoons of Coconut Milk
1/4 Teaspoon of Sea salt

Use your blender or food processor and put all wet ingredients and pulse.  Add all dry ingredients into blender and then pulse.  What's great about this recipe is you don't need to refrigerate the frosting in order for it to set.  Frost your cupcakes and enjoy.  So yummy :) 


Christine D. | The Plumed Nest said...

yum! these look so good! my sons have wheat allergies and i also do, or i am gluten intolerant (not sure which yet), we also are lactose intolerant and have soy allergies. so ding, ding, ding - these are perfect. though i have to admit we eat cheese despite ourselves and sometimes soy is consumed, considering it is in EVERYTHING. but not these, oh man my boys are going to be over the moon (and me too). thanks!!

Jess said...

Ohhh I'm excited to try out that frosting! These sound yummy!

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Sarah said...

These look delicious! How long have you been leaning gluten-free and or on the paleo diet? I really need to cut the wheat in my life and look forward to reading more from you.
On another note, your little one is precious!!

Nina said...

Om nom nom...I could turn into cookie (cupcake) monster for these, they look delicious.

rooth said...

I really should give these a shot as well - been trying to cook more gluten-free meals for my family that taste more like "normal" food

The Dainty Dolls House said...

These look amazing, love cupcakes :))) Love frosting even more, haha :)) x

Erin said...

These look delicious! And it's even better that they're healthy, that way I won't feel as guilty wolfing down three in a sitting the way I do with regular cupcakes. This is why I am on a diet. xo

ALLIE NYC said...

Oh my this looks amazing and not too difficult I may try this out this holiday season.

Ali of Dressing Ken

Unknown said...

Yummmm these look AMAZING. My future MIL does not do gluten so I try to keep track of good recipes like this to show her! Hope she makes them and lets me have one!!


Outcast said...

These look so delicious Erika, I really want to give them a try now to be honest with you, mmm!

Katrin said...

I have never used coconut flour. I have to try it! Looks delicious!

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Create/Enjoy (@suzannahstanley) said...

Yum yum!! Will have to try this!