Sunday, April 8, 2012

Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes

Hoppy Easter!

Fancy schmancy hand-painted? 
Or $2 kit from the grocery store? ;)

You're never too old to strip color eggs. 

I was planning on doing the Jesus WOD this morning with a few friends, but when my alarm went off and I jumped out of bed (more like fell out of bed), my knees and my calves were humming a different tune. I was in no shape to go bang out a WOD of that caliber. 

Instead, my Workout of the Day was baking, cooking, and eating. 
Glorious, glorious, eating. 

Bacon and Brussels Sprouts to top our Bison burgers atop salad greens, avocado, cukes, and toms, a little drizzle of light balsamic. 

I know you're drooling.

Brussels and bacon are the bomb!

And if you weren't drooling before, you will be now.

Behold, grain-free (Paleo if you will) chocolate cupcakes with "buttercream" frosting.

Yes, I just said that.

Seriously people, seriously.

I die.

Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes 
with Chocolate "Buttercream" Frosting
Recipe yields 6-7 cupcakes

For the chocolate lovers in your life (or just for me). 


1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 whole egg
6 tablespoons egg whites
Dash of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup Almond Breeze, Coconut Milk, water, etc.


In a medium bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. 
In a large bowl, whip together eggs, oil and honey until frothy. This will help keep the muffins light and allow them to rise. 
Fold in the dry ingredients.
 Line a cupcake pan with tin cupcake liners and fill a little less than half full. 
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. 
Cool and serve with "Buttercream" frosting. 

Paleo Buttercream Frosting

This recipe reminds me of the inside of a truffle. It's absolutely the most amazing chocolate concoction I have ever come up with. Enjoy!

1 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup coconut oil 
pinch of sea salt 
dash of vanilla extract

In a small bowl, place everything together and microwave for 30 second increments, stirring often. It should take about 1:30-2 minutes. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to harden, then whip frosting with a hand blender until thick and fluffy. Or, leave it all messy and melty if you like it more like a ganache.

Now that's what I call a happy Easter!


  1. Hey Courtney, well, i think its good you took a day off from training since your body is sore. Thanks for sharing this recipe and i like the ingredients in this recipe. Have a good day tomorrow.

  2. oh.. I can't wait to make these chocolate cupcakes!

  3. I don't have egg whites...can I just use two more whole eggs instead of six egg whites?

  4. Also, I really hope paper liners will work okay...I'll let you know!

  5. If you have eggs than you have egg great recipe:)

    1. I need to be able to "like" this post! Lol!

    2. I need to be able to "like" this post! Lol!

  6. samantha tollman03 October, 2012 14:13

    loved these !! they were amazing... shared your post and recipe on my fb : )

  7. Making these for a dinner party tmwr night!! We have friends that want to follow paleo but are worried about giving up sweets, hopefully this makes them realize they aren't giving up anything!


  8. Made these today and they were amazing! By far the best coconut flour recipe I've tried so far. Is there a way to modify the recipe to make vanilla cupcakes? My older son is not a huge fan of chocolate. Thanks!

  9. these are my favorite cupcakes by far! i need to make 18 for my kids bday party this weekend. have you ever doubled or tripled the recipe? i know sometimes that can get tricky when baking. please let me know. thanks!

    1. Did you use 1/4 cup Almond breeze or coconut milk?

  10. is the coconut oil a solid or a liquid when you measure it out as 1/2 C?

  11. The recipe doesn't clarify when to add the Almond Breeze or coconut milk.

  12. Well, I added the milk to the wet ingredients - so here goes!

  13. Made these tonight....they are DELICIOUS!!!! :)

  14. They really are great! Most paleo recipies end up being super disappointing, but not this one! Next time I'm going to omit the cinnamon or lessen it.

  15. For the frosting, can i change the chocolate chips for chocolate powder?

  16. Just made these in my cake pop maker.....delicious. ..thanks for a great recipe. ..I used powdered swerve and coconut milk to glaze

  17. 3 Studies SHOW Why Coconut Oil Kills Waist Fat.

    This means that you literally burn fat by eating coconut fat (also coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 researches from major medical magazines are sure to turn the traditional nutrition world upside down!