Double Chocolate Cupcakes

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1/2 cup coconut flour
6 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup coconut oil (melted so it’s liquid)
1/2 cup honey
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
6 whole large eggs
1/4 – 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with paper liners or use silicone muffin molds. Baked goods made with coconut flour tend to stick more, so use silicone muffin molds if you have them. Combine coconut flour (dip the measuring cup in the flour then sweep over the top with a knife), cocoa, salt and baking soda and set aside.

With a hand mixer, beat coconut oil, honey, vanilla and apple cider vinegar until blended. Slowly add dry ingredients and mix on low/medium speed until smooth. Add the eggs two at a time while still blending on a low/medium speed. Stir in the chocolate chips (add nuts too if you want!). Fill each muffin tin about 2/3.

Bake for 22-25 minutes (stick a toothpick in the center and when it comes out clean, they’re done). I baked mine for 20 minutes then just checked them every couple of minutes until they were done. Let them cool completely after baking. The coconut flour needs to set and absorb all of the moisture.

I also frosted these cupcakes…

Coconut Cream Frosting
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup agave nectar
pinch salt
5 teaspoons arrowroot powder
1 tablespoon water
1¼ cup coconut oil

In a medium saucepan, heat coconut milk, agave and salt, and simmer for 10 minutes. I used almond/coconut milk and I wouldn’t recommend doing that. My frosting was definitely missing more of a coconut taste. In a small bowl, combine arrowroot and water to form a smooth paste then pour into saucepan while whisking. Bring to a boil then remove the pot from heat. Gradually add coconut oil and blend with a hand mixer. Allow everything to cool for 10 minutes then stick it in the refrigerator for about an hour. The frosting should solidify and turn white. Once completely chilled, blend again with hand mixer until it is more frosting-like. It’s ready to use now!

About the author

Lauren Wilson. Lauren introduced Paleo into her lifestyle in 2010. She enjoys re-creating otherwise unhealthy meals and spreading the word about how easy (and delicious!) it is to eat well. Don't be surprised if she has chorizo or Sriracha included in her recipes. She's also got a major sweet tooth.

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