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Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes

These incredibly delicious cupcakes are made with clean ingredients that fit right in with your healthy eating lifestyle.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy-free, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegetarian
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 333kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


For the Cupcakes

  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 cup applesauce unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee or 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

For the Frosting

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk canned
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract or substitute any flavor such as orange, vanilla, or raspberry


For the Cupcakes

  • Preheat your oven to 350 and line a muffin pan with paper liners or spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the cocoa powder, almond flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the melted coconut oil, applesauce, coconut sugar, eggs, coffee, and vanilla. Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet and stir just until combined. If batter is too runny, add additional almond flour as needed. Spoon the batter evenly into the muffin liners, about 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the middle should come out mostly clean. There should be a few crumbs stuck to the tooth ick.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Let set for about 2 hours or until completely cool.

For the Frosting

  • Add all ingredients to a small saucepan, heat to low, and stir until chocolate chips are melted. Allow to cool before spreading over cupcakes. Store frosted cupcakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Sodium: 109mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 25g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 17
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 17