Monday, March 26, 2012

Paleo Cupcakes!!

Amazingly Scumptious!

I really like to bake. Probably because I really like to eat whatever it is I bake :) Lately the Coconut Cocoa Cookies were our personal favorites- until now. Zach decided after trying my new found cupcakes that he may just like them better. Who wouldn't? These cupcakes are moist and tasty! My favorite combination - vanilla cake and chocolate frosting. YUM.

These cupcakes are delicious! Try them out!

PREP: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 - 25 minutes
Total: 30 - 35 minutes
Makes 12 cupcakes


1/2 cup coconut flour, sifted 
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
6 eggs
1/2 cup grapeseed oil - OR - virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup agave nectar (I used amber since it was in my pantry) - OR - raw honey
1 TBS vanilla

Chocolate Frosting:
1 cup dark chocolate - I used a 4 oz 70% Ghiradelli chocolate bar. Try to use 60% or higher
1/2 cup grapeseed oil
2 TBS agave nectar
1 TBS vanilla
pinch of sea salt


Pre heat oven to 350 degrees

In a medium bowl, combine coconut flour (yes, only a 1/2 cup is needed!), salt and baking soda

In a small bowl, blend together eggs, grapeseed oil, agave and vanilla

Mix wet ingredients into the medium sized bowl with the dry ingredients. Blend until smooth

Side note- These cupcakes dont rise very high so its best to fill them a bit more than 2/3 full when using the liners

Bake cupcakes for 20 -25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

While the cupcakes are baking- start on your frosting!

Break up your chocolate and put in a small saucepan

Pour in 1/2 cup grapeseed oil and mix with the chocolate in the saucepan

Heat over low heat until all is melted and blended

Stir in agave, vanilla and salt

Once the chocolate is metled, put in a mixing bowl to cool. I thought waiting for it to cool took too long- so after about 10 minutes - I put it in the fridge to speed up the process

After the chocolate is firm (not hard) get out your blender and mix on high until the frosting is rich, fluffy and creamy (it may lighten up in color- thats ok)

By the time you are done with your frosting- your cupcakes should be cooled enough to lather the frosting on (don't put the frosting on if the cupcakes are even slightly warm or it will melt)

Keep refridgerated


-- All the best

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