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

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Perfect first.

I’m not really a cupcake fan. I’d much prefer cake. Or a muffin. But when it comes to 1st birthdays, cupcakes are perfect, and it just so happens that last weekend my baby girl turned one year old!

Now, 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. 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.)

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes.

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! 

The 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.

More GAPS-friendly treats.

If you also have a GAPS baby and are looking for some more GAPS-friendly treats, here a few of my family’s favorites…

These decadent Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting are paleo and GAPS-friendly, and perfect for a healthy treat! #gapsdiet #paleo #grainfree #dairyfree #refinedsugarfree #cupcakes #chocolate #darkchocolate #birthday #healthytreat

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Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

Free from grain, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar.

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 325 and grease an muffin tin.

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.

Add in apple cider vinegar and pulse to combined.

Pour into prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean and top springs back lightly when touched.

Cool completely before frosting.

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Chocolate Frosting

Free from grain, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar.

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

Soften the coconut oil over low heat.

Remove from heat and stir in honey, cocoa powder, salt, and vanilla.

Let stand for a few minutes to thicken.

Frost cupcakes.

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