Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A Worthwhile Indulgence - Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

chocolate cupcake recipe

These little cupcakes constitute what I would regard a worthwhile indulgence and they are both grain and gluten free.

chocolate cupcake recipe

Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes
Adapted from Comfy Belly
Makes 12

Dry Ingredients

1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cacao powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 Tbs pecan meal

Wet Ingredients

1 Tbs olive oil
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup brown rice syrup
1/3 cup chocolate (70%), roughly chopped

Preheat oven to 185 degrees celcius
Line a cupcake tray with patty papers
Combine the dry ingredients in a medium size bowl and use a whisk to mix together
In another bowl combine the wet ingredients and whisk together
Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix together with a spatula to combine
Add the chopped chocolate and mix again
Spoon a heaped tablespoon of mixture into each cupcake liner
Bake for 20mins or until a skewer when inserted comes out clean
Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack

For the Frosting

250 gm block cream cheese, softened
1 heaped Tbs of honey*
Juice of half a lemon

Beat all the ingredients together until combined and smooth
Adjust the sweetness if you wish
Transfer mixture into a piping bag with your chosen nozel and pipe away

* If the frosting seems a little soft then put it in the fridge for a little while to firm up then pipe.

chocolate coconut cupcake recipe

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  1. One of these beauties would be delightful with my dandecino this morning x

  2. I've been craving and dreaming of these cupcakes for quite some time, I just need this little push for me to actually try making them. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. This kind of indulgence is an essential part of life. They look wonderful.

    1. Suzanne I agree with you wholeheartedly.

  4. Hi Sherilyn, would love to try these delicious cupcakes but suffer from a dairy intolerance, could you suggest an alternative to the cream cheese frosting? Cheers

    1. Hi Nyomi

      Yes for a dairy free frosting you can try making sweet cashew cream instead. See this link for further information:


      Hope this helps


  5. Definitely a worthwhile indulgence, beautiful!

  6. Oh my goodness, those look amazing!

  7. Has anyone tried substituting the pecan meal with almond meal?


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