Grain Free Chocolate Birthday Cupcakes
So these don't have to be birthday cupcakes ... but they're definitely delicious and pretty enough for a celebration! You know, sometimes you just really need a cupcake. And not one of those healthy tasting cupcakes -- the REAL DEAL. So that's what I set out to do ... make a cupcake that has the taste and texture of a good old fashioned cupcake. And I think these are pretty darn close! A few things about this recipe. The espresso powder is optional, but I promise it gives that chocolate a really rich and decadent taste. It's totally worth it. Also, you can add more maple syrup (or other sweetener if you would like) ... but I like my cupcakes slightly sweet with a really sweet icing on top. And lastly, dipping the cupcakes in the melted chocolate makes them absolutely beautiful! They don't need any other toppings ... but sprinkles make me happy. And they make the cupcakes more legit, especially for birthdays.
- 1 1/2 cups fine almond flour
- 1/3 cup arrowroot powder
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/2 cup organic cocoa powder
- 1 tsp espresso powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 4 eggs
- 1/3 cup melted butter ghee, or coconut oil
- 3/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
- Dash of vanilla extract
For chocolate icing:
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips I use Enjoy Life
- 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
- *Sprinkles are a fun topping! I like Color Kitchen Foods for a safer option.
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