Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

These decadent Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting are paleo and GAPS-friendly, and perfect for a healthy treat!

These decadent Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting are paleo and GAPS-friendly, and perfect for a healthy treat! RaiasRecipes.comI’m not really a cupcake fan. I’d much prefer cake. Or a muffin. But when it comes to 1st birthdays, cupcakes are perfect.

Last weekend my baby girl turned one year old! Usually, when a family member has a birthday, we make our traditional Chocolate Cream Angel Food Cake. But since my little one doesn’t eat grains yet (yay for GAPS babies), I needed something grain and sugar-free.

These decadent Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting are paleo and GAPS-friendly, and perfect for a healthy treat! RaiasRecipes.comWhen I was pondering what to bake for her celebratory treat, I knew that it had to be something chocolate – as she seems to be a fellow chocoholic. Only homemade, dairy and sugar-free chocolate, though. (Of course.)

After searching my chocolate-filled archives, I finally settled on my delicious Spiced Dark Chocolate Cake, which I shared over at Delicious Obsessions a while back. But I needed it to be a little more kid-friendly, so I modified. 😉

Dropping out the spices (which are quite delish), adding a few things here and there, and pouring the batter into a muffin tin did the trick! 

These decadent Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting are paleo and GAPS-friendly, and perfect for a healthy treat! RaiasRecipes.comThe Dark Chocolate Cupcakes were a huge hit, as was the chocolate frosting. 🙂

And the hubby said they were the best grain-free baked dessert I’d made in a while… Double win. 😉

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Grain-Free Dark Chocolate Cupcakes
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Ingredients
  1. 6 farm-fresh eggs
  2. 3/4 c. coconut flour, packed down and leveled off
  3. 1/4 c. flax meal
  4. 1/2 c. cocoa powder
  5. 1/4 c. plain, unsweetened applesauce
  6. 1/2 c. softened coconut oil
  7. 1/2 c. raw honey
  8. 1 T. vanilla extract (I like to make my own!)
  9. 1 t. baking soda
  10. 1/2 t. sea salt
  11. 1/2 t. raw apple cider vinegar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 and grease an muffin tin.
  2. Place all ingredients EXCEPT apple cider vinegar in blender (I use my Blendtec) and puree. Let stand for about 5 minutes so the coconut flour can soak up some of the liquid.
  3. Add in apple cider vinegar and pulse to combined.
  4. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean and top springs back lightly when touched.
  5. Cool completely before frosting.
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Dark Chocolate Frosting
Free of grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 c. coconut oil
  2. 1/4 c. raw honey
  3. 1/4 c. cocoa powder (regular or extra dark)
  4. 1/2 t. vanilla extract
  5. pinch of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Soften the coconut oil over low heat.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in honey, cocoa powder, salt, and vanilla.
  3. Let stand for a few minutes to thicken.
  4. Frost cake.
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