Dreamy Double Fudge Cupcakes

Moist, rich and super scrumptious Dreamy Double Fudge Cupcakes without the guilt!

Grain-Free Chocolate Cupcakes (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo).

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone! I’m back with a naturally sweetened, Grain-Free treat that will give you the perfect chocolate fix you’ve been looking for! I’ve been testing recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet lately, so we’ve been baking with a lot of honey as opposed to organic granulated sugar. In the beginning, I found it frustrating– baking with a liquid sweetener is a whole different animal, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the results— the honey really adds a beautiful richness as well as extra moisture, making the treats even more decadent!

In this recipe, I also used coconut milk with Baker’s chocolate, which gives the cake a very luxurious flavor and texture. This has actually become my go-to chocolate cupcake recipe, it seriously tastes like a richer, fudgier version of a Hostess cupcake—they’re honestly so delicious, you don’t even need the icing!! (And that’s saying a lot coming from a frosting junkie!!!). 😉 Ok, let’s cut the small talk and get down to business because you need these cupcakes in your life as soon as possible!
Happy Baking, everyone!!!
*A note for my dear SCD followers out there, those recipes are coming very soon! (This recipe is not technically SCD friendly as it contains chocolate).

In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour and cocoa powder.
Dreamy Double Fudge Cupcakes

In a separate, microwave safe bowl, microwave 6 of the chocolate pieces in 30 second intervals, stirring in between. When the chocolate is thoroughly melted, add in the honey and combine well.
Dreamy Double Fudge Cupcakes

Then slowly blend in the vanilla and coconut milk.
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Pour chocolate mixture over the dry mix and combine thoroughly. Add in the eggs one at a time–the batter will be thick.
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Sprinkle baking soda over the batter and pour the apple cider vinegar over top, allowing the fizzy reaction to occur. Incorporate into batter evenly.
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Scoop the batter into cupcake liners 2/3 of the way full and bake for 20-30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Dreamy Double Fudge Cupcakes

While the cupcakes are baking you can start on the frosting. Melt the 5 chocolate pieces reserved for the icing in the microwave (as previously instructed) and then stir in 1/3 cup of honey until smooth. Add in vanilla. Then, using a hand mixer, blend in the softened vegan butter until smooth. Add sifted egg white powder, cocoa powder, salt and blend again. Icing will be loose at first. Place in freezer for 15 minutes and the chocolate will harden, setting the icing. Blend the icing one last time until fluffy.
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Pipe or spread icing onto cooled cupcakes. Double the frosting recipe if you wish to create the tall, frosted look pictured. Store in airtight container. Enjoy!!

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Dreamy Double Fudge Cupcakes


  • Author: Lila Ruth
  • Prep Time: 40 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: about an hour
  • Yield: 12 cupcakes 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups Almond Flour (Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1/4 cup Sifted Cocoa Powder
  • 6 Pieces “Baker’s” Unsweetened Chocolate
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Milk (Full Fat)
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • FOR THE ICING:
  • 5 Pieces “Baker’s” Unsweetened Chocolate
  • 1/2 cup +1 Tbsp Softened Vegan Butter (Earth Balance Soy-Free).
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 2 tablespoons Egg White Powder (Hoosier Hill Farms or any plain Egg White Protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour and cocoa powder.
  3. In a separate, microwave safe bowl, microwave 6 of the chocolate pieces in 30 second intervals, stirring in between. When the chocolate is thoroughly melted, add in the honey and combine well.
  4. Then slowly blend in vanilla and coconut milk.
  5. Pour chocolate mixture over the dry mix and combine thoroughly. Add in the eggs one at a time–the batter will be thick.
  6. Sprinkle baking soda over the batter and pour the apple cider vinegar over top, allowing the fizzy reaction to occur. Incorporate into batter evenly.
  7. Scoop batter into cupcake liners 2/3 of the way full and bake for 20-30 minutes at 350 degrees.
  8. While the cupcakes are baking you can start on the frosting. Melt the 5 chocolate pieces reserved for the icing in the microwave (as previously instructed) and then stir in 1/3 cup of honey until smooth. Add in vanilla. Then, using a hand mixer, blend in the vegan butter until smooth. Add egg white powder, cocoa powder, salt and blend again. Icing will be loose at first. Place in freezer for 15 minutes and the chocolate will harden, setting the icing. Blend the icing one last time until fluffy.
  9. Pipe or spread icing onto cooled cupcakes. Double the frosting recipe if you wish to create the tall look pictured. Store in airtight container. Enjoy!!

Keywords: grainfree, glutenfree, dairyfree, paleo, chocolate, cupcakes, dessert

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