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Raspberry Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cupcakes 1x
  • Category: cupcakes
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american

Description

Moist, fluffy, and SO rich. The ultimate vegan paleo dark chocolate cupcake topped with a fluffy berry buttercream, perfect for valentine’s day!


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Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1/2 cup Hu Gems
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cup cassava flour
  • 1/2 cup cacao or cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Frosting

  • 1 can coconut cream, chilled 24 hours
  • 1 cup freeze dried raspberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Melt the chocolate with the almond milk. Stir until smooth.
  3. Whisk in the coconut sugar and apple cider vinegar.
  4. Add the rest of the cupcake ingredients and mix.
  5. Spoon into a cupcake pan with paper liners, filling each ¾ of the way.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes at 350ºF.
  7. Cool completely before frosting.
  8. For the frosting: Scoop out just the solid part from the can of coconut cream. Beat (preferably in a chilled bowl) until fluffy. Blend the freeze dried raspberries (in a DRY blender) until powdery. Stir in freeze dried raspberry powder to desired color/taste. Chill to thicken.
  9. Frost cooled cupcakes and eat.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cupcake
  • Calories: 325
  • Sugar: 22g
  • Sodium: 354mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 48g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 2g

Keywords: paleo, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, cassava, healthy, valentines, cake, dairy free