Coconut Chocolate Cupcakes

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Coconut Chocolate Cupcakes

Prep time: 10 min | Cook time: 15-20 min
24 servings

Recipe courtesy of Vanessa Berenstein, MA, RD and Pamela Di Gregorio.

DRY INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 6 Tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

WET INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 large pasture raised eggs
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup (sub honey for SIBO/low FODMAP diet)
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

COCONUT FROSTING:

  • 12-14oz can of coconut cream (look for additives)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp cacao powder

DIRECTIONS:

1. Chill coconut cream overnight in the refrigerator 12-24 hours.

2. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a 24-cup mini muffin pan with unbleached paper liners or coconut oil.

3. In a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl or blender, mix the wet ingredients. Pour the wet into the dry and whisk together.

4. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, filling them all the way to the top. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out dry. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

5. While cupcakes are baking, make frosting by pouring can of coconut cream into a mixing bowl with honey, vanilla and cacao. Beat with a whisk until fluffy and smooth. Once cupcakes are cooled, spread on frosting. You can cut a corner of a plastic bag to pipe frosting onto cupcakes or just spread with a butter knife.

TIPS
To make into a nut butter cupcake, fill pan halfway with batter and add in some macadamia nut butter or organic peanut butter, then pour batter on top. When fully baked, it will have a delicious peanut butter cup interior! You can always make this recipe without the frosting to reduce sugar content and make the recipe simpler.


 

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